News Archives

September 2019 Archives

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

Increase Occupancy: The 6 Stages of Your Customer’s Buying Journey

Do you know the six stages of your customer’s buying journey? DAYTA Marketing, a valued partner in the LeadingAge MN Savings & Solution Center, does and they are hosting an Oct. 14 webinar to share how this information will help you build a marketing and sales strategy that drives occupancy.  

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Oct. 22 Affordable Housing Workshop

Attention Directors and Service Coordinators of Affordable Housing and HUD Buildings: Be sure to attend our Oct. 22 workshop to receive critical and timely updates on state and national issues that affect your operations, funding and services to those you serve.  

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Coming Soon: Behavioral Health Training Series

Providers in Minnesota have said that one of the biggest needs in communities is training for staff on behavioral health. We listened, and it’s coming soon and it’s free!   

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Assisted Living is Changing: What Nurse Leaders Need to Know

Assisted Living regulations are changing and there are heightened expectations of state surveys as a result of legislation passed in 2019. How can nurse leaders in Assisted Living keep up with all the changes? Attend one of the four Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings in October. 

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MedFuse Conference Brings Providers and Technologists Together to Innovate

You’re invited to attend the second annual MedFuse Conference on Oct. 24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Registration is FREE for LeadingAge Minnesota members. Select the Medical Practitioner Ticket upon registration.   

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Use Technology to Engage Staff

Did you know that 91% of Millennial and Gen Z new hires say that a company’s technological sophistication weighs into their decision to accept a new job? It is time to embrace and invest in technology to improve staff efficiency and engagement. Need some ideas? LeadingAge Minnesota members are implementing some great solutions: 

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Meet the 2019 Spirit of Advocacy Recipients

Advocate: To change “what is” into “what should be.” LeadingAge Minnesota is pleased to present this year’s Spirit of Advocacy recipients – Deb Barnes, Lakeview Methodist Care Center in Fairmont, Kim Wraalstad, North Shore Health in Grand Marais; and Knute Nelson in Alexandria. 

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Cami Peterson Devries and Kimber Wraalstad Elected to LeadingAge MN Board of Directors

LeadingAge Minnesota members last week elected two new members to the Board of Directors: Cami Peterson Devries, Vice President and Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Leadership Development for St. Francis Health Services of Morris, Inc.; and Kimber Wraalstad, CEO and Administrators of North Shore Health in Grand Marais. 

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#DearCandidate, Are You Listening?

Katie Smith Sloan, President & CEO of LeadingAge National, recently put out a bold call to action to take long-term care from being a sleeper issue in election season to one that boosts a candidate out of the 2020 pack. It’s called #DearCandidate and you can help aging take the center stage.

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Capitol Insights Call – Thursday at 3 p.m.

LeadingAge National members are invited to join the Capitol Hill Insights Call on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. to get the latest news from Congress and how you can help us make a difference in aging services policy.  

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Now Available: Final MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (v1.17.1)

Good news for providers and stakeholders who are finalizing their transition to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that goes into effect Oct. 1: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (version 1.17.1).  

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MDH Commissioner Malcolm and Sen. Paul Gazelka Recognized as Public Officials of the Year

LeadingAge Minnesota named Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm and Senator Paul Gazelka as its Public Officials of the Year. The Public Official of the Year award recognizes public servants who went above and beyond the normal call for action and made a significant difference to the field of older adult services and those we serve.   

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Proposed Rule Expands Exemption of Salon Licensure to Some Assisted Living Settings

The Minnesota Board of Cosmetology is proposing changes in rules related to certain salon licensing and practice requirements that could exempt some assisted living settings. The revised language states: 

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DHS Accepting Proposals for Customized Living Quality Improvement Grants

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking proposals for the new Customized Living Quality Improvement Grants, which support provider-initiated projects that improve quality, encourage innovation and advance efficient, high quality service.  

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Free Clock Hour on New Electronic Monitoring Law

October District Meetings will feature a one-hour session on the new electronic monitoring law that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Business Partner Attorney Rebecca Coffin will review what the current law says (and doesn’t say), as well as the changes ahead that you need to understand for when the people you serve want to install an electronic monitoring device.  

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Gayle Kvenvold Appointed to HHS Blue Ribbon Commission

Governor Tim Walz appointed Gayle Kvenvold, President & CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, to the newly-created Blue Ribbon Commission on Health and Human Services.  

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Act Now: Innovative Dementia Training Opportunity for Assisted Living Members

Through a unique partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association nationally and here in Minnesota, the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to announce an opportunity for our assisted living members to participate in Project ECHO—an internationally recognized training program to build skills and capacity in serving those with chronic, common and complex diseases.  

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Learn. Share. Network: Assisted Living Nurses Invited to Attend ALNET Meetings

Assisted Living/Home Care nurses won't want to miss the ALNET meetings in October where we will discuss top survey trends and regulations, professional practice, quality of care and more. The Duluth and the Twin Cities Metro Area meetings feature guest speakers from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the law firm Voigt, Rode, Boxeth & Coffin.

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DHS Convenes Adult Day License Stakeholder Group

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) convened the first meeting of the Adult Day License Stakeholder Group, which will provide input on the development of new licensing standards for adult day services.  

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5 Key Steps to PDPM Implementation - Now Less Than 2 Weeks Away

We are now less than two weeks from implementation of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will take effect for Medicare Part A skilled nursing facility clients on Oct. 1. LeadingAge MN has developed a number of key resources to help members with this transition. Below are five key steps for members to be sure they have taken before the new payment system goes into effect:  

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Morshed Alam to Join Ecumen as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Morshed (Mo) Alam, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ecumen, effective Sept. 30. 

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Register Today: Oct. 8 Safe Table on DNR Status and Response

Does your staff know the right thing to do when they find a resident unresponsive? Is your team prepared to rapidly and effectively respond to urgent or unexpected situations? Join us on Oct. 8 for our first Safe Table in the Safe Care for Seniors program to learn how a Rapid Evaluation Team (RET) process can improve how your staff call for and receive support to in these situations.   

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2 New Products Added to CAST Medication Management Technology Portfolio

CAST has updated its Medication Management Selection Tool with two new products CuePath Innovation and Nexusera. The tool also includes an updated Product Matrix and Online Selection Tool.   

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Enter Now: Free Safe Care for Seniors Banner Contest

If you tried to nominate your Safe Care for Seniors kick-off event last week for our Free Banner contest and received an error message – the link is fixed!   

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Important Salary & Benefits Report Underway for Assisted Living

Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service, in cooperation with LeadingAge National, is currently conducting its 22nd annual Assisted Living Salary and Benefits Report and invites LeadingAge members to participate.  

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AI Solutions Reduce Falls

Virtual reality, predictive analytics, sensors, and other artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are helping keep older adults from falling, according to a recent HealthTech article.  

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Time is Running Out: Apply Now for HCBS Scholarship Grant

Applications for the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Scholarship Grant Program are due Friday, Sept. 27. To help you complete your application, check out the following resources:  

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5 Successful Recruitment & Retention Strategies

A summary of key strategies from a two-year Workforce Solutions Grant pilot project funded by the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation can now be found on www.workforcegrants.org.  

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Skilled Nursing Services Have an Advantage in Medicare Advantage I-SNP

A recent article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News shared that long-term nursing home residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) are 112% more likely to use skilled nursing services than those with Medicare fee-for-service plans.   

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Create Inclusive Committees

Staff at all levels should be considered the expert in their roles. Serving on internal committees and task forces are ways to uniquely engage staff in the organization’s vision while tapping into their personal strengths and positional expertise.   

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