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Belinda Vierthaler, LMSW, LACHA

Belinda is a Licensed Master Social Worker and licensed Administrator. She has worked as an Administrator in skilled nursing and assisted living communities and served as the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman under the administrations of Governor Parkinson and Governor Brownback. She developed the Administrator-In-Training program and taught the assisted living operators course at Johnson County Community College. Currently, she is the Director of GERTI and Devlopment, the education branch of Evergreen Living Innovations, Inc.

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About this course

This 7-week course combines online learning with in-person sessions and includes all the requirements from the state approved operators’ course for assisted living and other state licensed only adult care homes. In addition to the state-mandated elements, the importance of person-directed living concept of service, dementia and how dementia impacts the lives of older adults are covered. This course is convenient and facilitates learning and builds relationships with the faculty and other students. A state mandated test to become a certified operator will be administered after successful completion of the course. After passing the test, the student is qualified to become the operator of a state licensed only adult care home in Kansas.