2021 Sponsors

MALA thanks MDHHS for their ongoing support through the use of SAMHSA Mental Health Block Grant Funds.

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AARP Michigan – Diamond Sponsor
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people age 50 and over to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 1.4 million members in Michigan, AARP advocates on issues that matter most to people age 50+ and their families: health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. 


Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) – Diamond Sponsor

For more than seven years, MALA has exclusively endorsed Michigan Assisted Living Insurance Services, a service of Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) for its property and casualty insurance programs. MMA has a highly experienced team of insurance professionals in Michigan with access to national Marsh’s risk management and related resources.

Contact: Ronald Gaffney, Ronald.Gaffney@MarshMMA.com


Bator Lobb, P.C. – Diamond Sponsor
BATOR LOBB, P.C. continues its mission of serving the complete needs of corporate clients, with a special emphasis on adult foster care, home for the aged, and assisted living providers. The depth of the firm’s legal expertise in representing residential, vocational, and senior care providers and facilities is unparalleled. The firm has focused its careful attention on every legal aspect of the care industry and has expanded its expertise to successfully represent businesses in the areas of employment litigation, licensing, mergers, non-profit corporate governance, crisis communications, real estate acquisitions, and more.

Contact: Christian A. Lobb, chris@batorlobb.com

Positive Approach to CarePlatinum Sponsor


Positive Approach to Care (PAC), founded by renowned dementia care educator Teepa Snow, is a dementia care education company specializing in improving lives by empowering caregivers with highly effective hands-on care skills and techniques. PAC offers a wide variety of training and certification programs, webinars, DVDs, online video streams, and an online education platform for staff education for organizations.

Contact: Teepa Snow, info@teepasnow.com

Lau & Lau – Platinum Sponsor


Lau & Lau Associates, LLC has been serving personal and corporate clients for over 70 years. While the financial and benefits landscape is ever-changing, the fundamentals behind our work are constant and enduring. We believe that these underlying principles and practices differentiate us, ensure high client satisfaction, and are the reason we enjoy long-lasting relations with clients and associates.


Michigan Assisted Living Workers’ Compensation Fund  – Platinum Sponsor

MALA sponsors the Michigan Assisted Living Workers’ Compensation Fund which is in its 18th year of providing a competitive and stable source of workers’ compensation coverage. This Self-Insured Fund continues to experience excellent loss ratios as a result of its expertise in claims management, underwriting, and loss control.

Contact: Robert Stein, rstein@miassistedliving.org


Professional Medical, Inc. – Platinum Sponsor

Professional Medical is a Family Owned and operated Medical Supply company that has been doing business for over 51 years! We are the 5th Largest medical supplier in Long Term Care! Our goal is to find the right balance between delivering great care and managing costs. With our shared vision, we can develop and achieve your organization’s financial, operational and clinical goals.

You expect good quality, dependable service, and price leverage. From PPE and incontinence to equipment and housekeeping… we truly are a one-stop shop for all of MALA membership needs!

Contact: Kurt Gerling, (586) 484-6748

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Joygage – Platinum Sponsor

Joygage is Engagement On-Demand
Improving the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer's and dementia and their care partners.

  • Get access to a growing library of movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, games, and sleep aids.
  • Care partners can encourage social and mental engagement with our playlists of activities including light exercise, knitting, baking, gardening, virtual museum visits, and drives.
  • Compatible with all desktop and mobile devices.

Guardian Pharmacy Gold Sponsor


At Guardian Pharmacy of Michigan, we don’t just deliver medication and provide forms – we take the time to get to know you, your residents, and staff so we develop solutions that work best for your community. We see the personal approach as essential for providing the best care and unmatched customer service.

Our Guardian team is made of the finest professionals across the pharmacy services process, including:

  • Pharmacists
  • Licensed pharmacy consultants
  • Certified pharmacy technicians
  • Billing experts
  • Nurse account managers
  • Experienced medication couriers

Together, we’re dedicated to providing your community with the highest quality pharmacy solutions ensuring safety, accuracy, and most importantly – resident satisfaction. These values define our character as a pharmacy and inspire us every day.

Contact: Robert Moser, Robert.Moser@guardianpharmacy.net

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Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter – Gold Sponsor
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. 

Contact: Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900


Daly Merritt Insurance– Gold Sponsor

Our experienced Senior Living and Human Services team provide the technical expertise necessary to maneuver the dynamic world of liability exposures, claims, workers’ compensation, and regulatory actions.  Plus, our active involvement with trade organizations gives us access to key industry leaders. Our carriers recognize and reward our expertise, loss reduction, and mitigation services by providing highly competitive pricing, terms, and conditions to our clientele.  This allows you to focus on what’s most important – caring for your residents and clients.

Contact: Anthony E Balavitch III, 734.282.2194    

WhisperGlide  – Silver Sponsor


For over 25 years, WhisperGLIDE swings have provided multifaceted benefits for both the able-bodied and those confined to a wheelchair.  The smooth gliding therapeutic movement provides emotional therapy, thus reducing anxiety and aggression.  The outdoor activity also acts as a socialization catalyst for the client to SAFELY be around and interact with others, helping to overcome loneliness and boredom.

Genoa Healthcare – Silver Sponsor


Genoa Healthcare provides customizable pharmacy solutions that meet the unique needs of assisted living communities. Serving more than one million individuals annually across the United States, Genoa Healthcare offers the scale of a national pharmacy provider, but the customer service and flexibility of a local pharmacy partner.

Stay Well – Silver Sponsor

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The Stay Well program uses federal disaster grant funding to provide mental health support services to Michigan residents struggling to cope with emotional distress from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The program is managed by a behavioral health team at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Helpful resources include the Stay Well counseling line (1-888-535-6136, press “8”); virtual support groups; educational webinars; and mental wellness guidance documents. Find them all at Michigan.gov/StayWell.