Featured News

Announcing Our New Assisted Living Certificate Program

LeadingAge Minnesota has combined the best of two popular and enduring certificate programs into one program that meets the current demands and expectations of the key leaders working in Minnesota assisted living programs. This new educational offering is the merger of the previous Housing-with-Services Management and Home Care Nurse Managers certificate programs. 

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Adult Day: DWRS Funding in House Budget Targets

Adult day providers received some good news last week when Minnesota House Republicans released budget targets that included funding to prevent a cut in Disability Waiver rates. 

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BBC News Highlights Minnesota Workforce Solutions for New Americans

The debate on immigration can send a chilling effect across our field, as immigrants and refugees are an essential part of our workforce – today and in the future. 

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State News

New Housing Ordinance is First of its Kind in Minnesota

Rising rents and apartment shortages are problems around the state, particularly for low-income individuals. The St. Louis Park City Council recently passed a new renter protection ordinance, believed to be the first of its kind in Minnesota, that could impact housing with services members who provide affordable housing to older adults. 

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Board on Aging Announces RFP for Dementia Grants

The Minnesota Board on Aging has released its competitive dementia grants request for proposal (RFP) seeking qualified grantees to provide services, education, and/or resources for persons with dementia and their caregivers. The deadline is May 11. 

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DHS Posts Quality of Life, Discharge Data

The Minnesota Department of Human Services posted new data regarding Quality of Life and Hospitalizations/Community Discharge to the Nursing Facility Provider Portal

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Federal News

CMS Proposes to Revise Mandatory Remedies Policy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to revise its policies regarding mandatory immediate imposition of federal remedies, and there are positive changes for care centers. 

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Prevent Avoidable Fair Housing Complaints

You don’t have to have the intent to discriminate to run afoul of fair housing laws. In fact, most fair housing claims are filed against people who have very good intention. It is important to regularly train staff and volunteers in the principles and regulations of fair housing.   

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GAO Report on Assisted Living Finds Gaps in Data Collection by CMS and States

A recent report on Medicaid assisted living services by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve how it collects, reports, manages and monitors information about Medicaid assisted living services. 

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Notable News

Innovation in Seniors Housing & Care: Building for Today’s Transitioning Adults

Understanding the desires of the next generation of transitioning seniors will be the key to success as the seniors housing and care industry evolves. Lancaster Pollard, a valued business partner of LeadingAge Minnesota, shares how providers can create environments that will entice seniors to move in, especially at a younger age: 

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Register for Final Onboarding Toolkit Webinar

Sign up today for the final Onboarding Toolkit Webinar on May 9 at 10 a.m. This webinar is open to anyone who has already implemented the toolkit as well as anyone interested in learning more about the resource.

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Dr. Joseph Gaugler Named as Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging

Dr. Joseph E. Gaugler has been named the new Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging at the University of Minnesota. 

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Member News

Heritage Living & Rehab in New York Mills Closes

Heritage Living & Rehab (formerly known as Elders’ Home), which has operated in New York Mills for nearly 60 years, has made the difficult decision to close. 

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Learn Essential Mentoring Skills: RSVP for HSS Hubs by Friday

Our spring Health Support Specialist (HSS) regional hubs will continue next week and will deliver on a core foundation of apprenticeship: mentoring. 

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Tips for Writing a Firearms Policy

In the wake of recent mass shootings, LeadingAge has received many inquiries from members regarding senior living communities' authority to institute weapons policies on their campuses. 

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