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April 2018 Archives

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

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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Care Center Staffing Measures and Ratings to Reflect PBJ Data

Nursing facility staffing measures posted on Nursing Home Compare and facility staffing ratings calculated for the Five Star Quality Rating System will reflect Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) data beginning this month, along with a new risk adjustment methodology, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) memorandum released April 6

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Survey Says: Adult Day is Growing, Serving More Complex Needs

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) posted an analysis of data collected as part of the National Study for Long-Term Care Providers. The study is conducted every two years to monitor the trend in supply, provision and use of the major, regulated long-term services and supports.  

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An Effective & Systematic Approach to Strategic Planning

Effective strategic planning defines where an organization is going, the actions needed to make progress and how it will know if it is successful. Join us on May 17 for a hands-on session to learn and apply strategies designed to improve your organization’s approach to strategic planning. 

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2 Days Left for Summer Health Care Internship Employer Applications

Employer applications are being accepted through Friday, April 13 for the 2018 Summer Health Care Internship Program. Skilled nursing, home care providers and adult day centers are encouraged to participate.  

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OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training Online Demo Today

Are you ready to experience what everyone is raving about? Login at 11am TODAY to see a live demo of the new OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training! Sign up for the demo webinar here!

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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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Selling Life Engagement in Senior Living

Senior living providers may be making a mistake if they are emphasizing health care over hospitality and a person-centered focus, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). 

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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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April 18 Webinar Helps with Effective and Legal Documentation

Documentation, also known as charting, is vitally important to care and service delivery. It can also be stressful and confusing for staff who might not know what, how or when to write down critical information. 

The April 18 webinar Charting Success: Effective and Legal Documentation provides essential knowledge of documentation best practices in aging services settings. It webinar will help build staff’s confidence and skills to observe and document appropriately to best serve the customer and reduce legal exposure.

Find complete details and register here.

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Care Centers: Wage and Health Insurance Enrollment Increases, Vacancies Remain

Despite wage increases and increased health insurance enrollment, direct care employee vacancies in care centers remain high as compared to a few years ago. 

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Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program Begins May 1

Back by member request, the Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program is May 1, June 5 and July 10. Learn the essentials of marketing and selling your senior community, including focused training on the relationship-based sales process and leveraging the power of social media and digital marketing. 

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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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LeadingAge Collecting Data on Care Center Salary and Benefits

LeadingAge is currently conducting its annual Nursing Home Salary & Benefits survey. The deadline to submit data is May 7. 

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2018 Nursing Leadership Symposium Begins April 10

This is the last chance to register for this year’s Nursing Leadership Symposium. Offered only once a year, this is the most thorough and comprehensive training for new directors of nursing and nursing leaders in long-term care. 

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Members Share Their Stories at the Capitol

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Day at the Capitol was held on Wednesday, March 28 and brought nearly 150 providers from around the state for a day of powerful advocacy for seniors and their caregivers. 

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2 Weeks Away: Workforce Conference & New Supervisors Workshop

Don’t miss the popular Workforce Solutions Conference on April 19 and the co-located Essential Skills for New Supervisors workshop. Hear the latest research and best practices in recruiting, developing and retaining a talented workforce to serve your customers. 

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OHFC Seeks Input on Case Management System

The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) intends to replace its existing case management system and wants input from the public – including private sector technology vendors – about its decision. 

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Adult Day: Action Needed on DWRS Rates

Legislation to fix a cut in the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) rates is advancing this session, but needs support from adult day providers to keep the momentum going when the Minnesota Legislature returns from its spring break next week.  

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Engage at Every Age

Engage at Every Age, the theme of this year’s Older Americans Month in May, emphasizes the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities. You can now access a wide variety of ideas, materials and resources to promote and celebrate this month in your setting. 

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Final Week for Employer Applications! Summer Health Care Internship Program

Employer applications for the 2018 Summer Health Care Internship Program are due Friday, April 13. Skilled nursing, home care providers and adult day centers are encouraged to participate.  

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Online. On Demand. OnTrack: Nursing Assistant Training Demo is April 11

Join us on April 11 for a web demo of LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation’s OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training! Sign up today.

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Make the Mark: Adopting a Short-Stay Mindset to Address Decreased Occupancy

An increase in hospital referrals to home health services and the growth of managed care and value-based models that emphasize length of stay management and clinical performance are driving down the demand for skilled nursing services. Are you prepared to address decreased occupancy? 

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Lunch and Learn: Healthcare Waste Reduction

A lunch and learn on Friday, April 6 will help healthcare professionals learn about sustainable actions they can take to improve environmental and community health, and reduce costs. 

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Allergen Training for Food Service Staff

New online training will help food service staff be better prepared to serve an allergen safe meal and prevent a food allergic reaction. 

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2 Ways to Apply for LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Scholarships

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Scholarship Program has more than $32,000 in scholarship funds to help eligible caregivers and other employees of LeadingAge Minnesota member organizations achieve their goals of higher education.  

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Mid-Session Legislative Update

The Minnesota Capitol is quiet this week as lawmakers are in the middle of a 10-day spring break recess. The following is a mid-session legislative update and a summary of the some of the key issues we are tracking: 

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Register for the 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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