News Archives

October 2020 Archives

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

Education & Events Schedule

Expanding the Reach of Your Adult Day Services: Meeting the Needs of Older Adults on Public Programs – 2-Part Webinar Series 

Part 1 - Monday, November 2, 2020 - 2 - 3 p.m.
Part 2 - Monday, November 16, 2020 - Noon – 1 p.m.

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Today’s Unemployment Claims: An Employer’s Guide

The arrival of the pandemic brought many changes to federal and state laws on unemployment compensation for workers in health care settings including changes to employees’ eligibility criteria and the effect of paid benefits on your unemployment costs.

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LeadingAge National Virtual Annual Meeting Begins November 10

This November, the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience will include keynote speakers Dr. Brené Brown, Vernā Myers and Scott Gottlieb addressing how to prepare for the future in the aging services field.

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Share Your Amazing Stories! Stars Among Us Award Nominations are Open

Throughout the months during the pandemic, we have heard some amazing stories about your staff team’s dedication and resilience. We’d love to shine the spotlight on these “COVID Silver Linings” through our annual Stars Among Us Awards.

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Safe Practices for a Safe Visit: New Video Available

Everyone is working hard to balance visitation and safety. LeadingAge Minnesota’s new 4-minute Safe Practices for Safe Visits video provides the 4 key safety rules

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Living the Pledge Campaign Launches Next Week: Promote Safe Care During COVID

November is Mask Month! Join your colleagues in creating safe mask wearing habits across our communities.

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Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Produces Video to Honor Veterans

For the past 15 years, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has hosted a live Veterans Day event, typically held at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights.

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Affordable Housing Survey Reveals COVID-19 Cases, Isolation, & Financial Strain

A national survey of senior housing providers by LeadingAge finds COVID-19 cases in a majority of communities, and that financial strain and resident social isolation are key concerns.

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COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

In LeadingAge Minnesota’s weekly Huddles and Clinical Coaching Rooms, we continue to get questions about the length of quarantine and when staff can be back at work.

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LTC Imperative Completes Survey on Testing in Consultation with MDH

The LTC Imperative recently wrapped up our most recent short survey, this one on testing practices using questions developed in consultation with MDH to give them a view into what is happening with testing in long-term care.

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COVID-19 Crisis Staffing Checklist Available

The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) may be able to assist your organization with emergency staffing needs related to COVID-19.

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MDH Releases New Resources for LTC Providers for Testing & Reporting

Today, the Minnesota Department of Health published two new resources to assist members with testing and reporting requirements. 

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Nursing Homes Invited to Join COVID-19 Project Echo Initiative

Registration opened this week for nursing homes to join a 16-week online learning collaborative on COVID-19 care and prevention—led by Hennepin Healthcare Systems and the University of Minnesota

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First Round of Infection Control Payments Headed to Nursing Homes Next Week

Federal authorities announced today that they will be distributing about $333 million in first-round infection control performance payments to more than 10,000 care centers based on their results battling the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccine Update: Deadline Extended for COVID-19 Vaccine Partnership

Senior living and other long-term care providers now have until Nov. 6 to sign up for the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.

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Education & Events Schedule

2020 Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program
Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 10, 19; Dec. 1, 8 (six virtual half-days)

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Educare Announces Culinary4U – A Fresh Solution to Culinary Services Training

One of the most important elements of any senior living experience is dining. Prospective clients inquire about it. Current residents talk about it.

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Save the Dates for These Upcoming Programs

Webinar Series Announced for Adult Day Providers

Attention Adult Day Services providers: Three upcoming webinars are specifically designed for you to address some of 2020’s unique challenges.

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CNA Staffing Summit Offers Honest Look at Long Term Care

The CNA Staffing Summit, hosted by The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), offered an unfettered look at the career of nursing assistants and the state of our long term care work environments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Service Coordinator Updates from HUD

HUD staff will join the regular LeadingAge Housing Advisory Group call on Monday, October 26, to share more updates about Service Coordinators, including payment and grant extension updates.

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Final Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled

The final meeting of the Assisted Living Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2020, 2:30-4:30 p.m. via Webex.

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COVID-19 Resource Round-Up: Testing Tools and Links

Testing continues to be an ongoing issue and challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resilience Tip: Three-Step Stress Relief Tool

When we are in a situation that brings chronic stress such as COVID, it is difficult to think about anything other than surviving at times.

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Quick Survey on Testing: Please Respond by Tomorrow Morning

The LTC Imperative is continuing a series of quick surveys to take the pulse of members on key issues.

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NHSN Enables Reporting of COVID Test Results: Providers Must Continue Reporting Directly to the State

Effective last Friday, Oct. 16, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enables nursing facilities and assisted living providers to report COVID-19 point-of-care test results to the NHSN system. 

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Adult Day Services Hours Extended

DHS recently amended temporary licensing requirements which now allow ADS clients to attend the ADS center for up to six hours per day. 

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Does an Employee’s Refusal to Test Qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave?

LeadingAge MN has received several questions from members regarding an employee’s refusal to participate in COVID-19 outbreak testing.

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DHS Resumes Fingerprint-Based Background Studies Today

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) returned to fingerprint-based background studies as of 6:00 a.m. this morning (Oct. 21), and employers are no longer able to submit emergency background studies.

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Education & Events Schedule

2020 Sales & Marketing in Senior Housing Certificate Program
Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 10, 19; Dec. 1, 8 (six virtual half-days)

Safe Care in the Age of COVID Virtual Workshop Series
October 22, 29, November 5

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