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March 2018 Archives

Below is a list of all of the articles published in the selected month, ordered from most recent to least.

Predicting the Future Just Got Easier

What does aging services look like in the year 2030? The new 2030 Aging Services Scenario Toolkit will help you design the answer. 

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On-Demand Learning: Building a Successful MDS Program

The recent webinar, Building a Successful MDS Program for Your Care Center, is now available on demand from LeadingAge Minnesota. 

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Save the Date: Adult Day Conference Moves to the Summer – July 17

We’ve moved this popular conference for adult day service providers from October to the summer!

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Employer Applications: Summer Health Care Internship Program

Employer applications are being accepted for the 2018 Summer Health Care Internship Program (SHCIP). Skilled nursing, home care providers and adult day centers are encouraged to participate.  

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Last Chance until 2020: Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program

The Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program is May 1, June 5 and July 10 – three separate days to learn proven practices in marketing and selling your community. After 2018, this course is offered every other year. 

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Sign Up for an OnTrack Demo

Are you ready to see a demo of LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation’s OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training? Sign up for the demo webinar on April 11!

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Care Centers Deserve High Marks for Emergency Preparedness Survey Results

Minnesota care centers should receive high marks for their work to meet the federal emergency preparedness requirements that took effect Nov. 16, 2017! 

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2018 Nursing Leadership Symposium Begins April 10

New nursing leaders take note: the Nursing Leadership Symposium is the most thorough and comprehensive training for new directors of nursing and nursing leaders in long-term care. It’s offered only once a year. 

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HSS Regional Hubs Will Focus on Mentoring, ICan Kickoff

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

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Mark Your Calendars: April ALNET Regional Meetings

The benefits of attending our Assisted Living Nurse Leader (ALNET) regional meetings are priceless. Mark your calendars in April because we are bringing together this collegial network of nurse leaders to learn about practices that enrich lives and advance regulatory and professional standards. 

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Trauma Informed Care for People Living with Dementia

The Administration for Community Living has announced an April 10 webinar on trauma informed care for people living with dementia. 

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Register for April 19 Workforce Conference, Essential Skills for New Supervisors

Don’t miss the popular Workforce Solutions Conference on April 19 and the co-located Essential Skills for New Supervisors workshop. By member request, these two events are offered to provide resources, new research findings, and shared learning for recruiting, retaining and developing a talented workforce. 

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Workforce Solutions Grantees See Major Impacts in First Year

After one year, LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation workforce grants are generating results in many rural communities, and you can learn more about these incredible programs at our April 19 Workforce Solutions Conference. Here’s a preview:  

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Huge Win for Affordable Housing in 2018 Spending Bill

The 2018 spending bill that was signed into law last week makes much-needed investments in affordable housing and community-based services. 

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In Memory: Dave Brenne

LeadingAge Minnesota lost a valued colleague and dear friend with the passing of Dave Brenne. From his work at the Board of Social Ministry to his career with Wipfli, Dave used his deep financial expertise to help guide the communities he served, this Association and the field of older adult services. 

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Phase 2 Care Center Surveys: The First 100 Days

Now that Minnesota is roughly 100 days into the new care center survey process and implementation of the Phase 2 requirements, we have access to a decently-sized sample of survey data that helps us to identify trends. 

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Adult Day Conference Moves to the Summer – July 17

We’ve moved this popular conference for adult day service providers from October to the summer! The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul. Mark your calendar now and watch for more details coming soon.

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2017 Quality Indicators Posted to DHS Provider Portal

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has posted new quality indicators for care centers to the Nursing Facility Provider Portal. The indicators cover the period of Jan. 1, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017. 

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Care Center Health Inspection Ratings May Change Despite Five-Star “Freeze”

For a period of 12 months beginning in February 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not use deficiencies cited on surveys on or after Nov. 28, 2017 in calculating the health inspection rating for the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System. 

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Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program Begins May 1

The Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program is May 1, June 5 and July 10 – three separate days to learn proven practices in marketing and selling your community. 

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Improving Behavioral Health Care Webinar Series is Available On-Demand

The popular five-part webinar series, Improving Behavioral Health Care in Older Adult Services held this past December and January, is now available on demand from the LeadingAge Minnesota store. 

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Setting the Record Straight: How Long Do I Need to Retain Records?

We often receive questions on record retention from Housing with Services and Home/Care Assisted Living providers. The following information will help ensure you are meeting the legal requirements: 

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CMS and CDC to Collaborate on Infection Prevention Training for Care Centers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced a collaboration to develop a training course in infection prevention and control for nursing home staff. 

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CMS Decelerates New Resident Classification System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that the proposed Resident Classification System (RCS-I) is not ready for implementation and may not be included in the upcoming FY19 proposed rule. 

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LeadingAge Launches New Regulatory Resource

The LeadingAge national team has launched a new suite of products designed to help members quickly access information about federal regulatory initiatives and developments. 

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New Resources: Occupancy Trends in Care Centers, Workforce Trends in Housing with Services

Occupancy in care centers has improved slightly over the past year and key indicators in workforce trends show a mixed result in Housing-with-Services, according to recent surveys by the Long-Term Care Imperative. 

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Time Running Out to Register for 2018 Nursing Leadership Symposium

Now in its 27th year, the Nursing Leadership Symposium is the most thorough and comprehensive training for new directors of nursing and nursing leaders in long-term care. Five sessions over five months prepares new leaders for a successful future. The first course begins April 10 – register today

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Important Change in CEU Tracking for Nursing Home Administrators

How nursing home administrators track continuing education from national providers is about to change. The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) will be eliminating paper certificates of attendance and using an electronic database for all reporting of national continuing education. The change is effective April 1. 

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Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council Meets April 16

The Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council quarterly meeting will meet on April 16 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

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Governor’s Task Force on Housing Holds Regional Forums

Senior housing providers have the opportunity to share how housing options for seniors can be improved and advanced in Minnesota with the Governor's Task Force on Housing. 

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