News

Category: COVID-19 News

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

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

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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. 

Read more »

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. 

Read more »

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up: Visitation Toolkit

To help members operationalize Monday’s release of MDH guidance for visitation in Assisted Living and HWS settings and CMS visitation guidance in memorandum QSO-20-39-NH,

Read more »

Are You Willing to Host Clinicals?

Healthcare programs require clinical experiences for students to complete their education programs. 

Read more »

Need Emergency Staffing Funds?

The Provider Relief Fund web page now includes a portal for applying for $20 billion in additional COVID-19 response funding.

Read more »

COVID-19 Resource Roundup: Self-Care & Stress Relief Tools

We’ve created a new section on the LeadingAge MN COVID-19 website that provides coping, self-care, and stress relief resources for staff. We will continue to add new tools in the coming months.

Read more »

U.S. Postal Service Response to LTC COVID-19 Prevention Screening

We have had a number of questions about COVID-19 screening of postal workers before they enter senior housing settings to deliver mail.

Read more »

HHS Updates FAQ for Provider Relief Fund

HHS recently posted an updated FAQ for the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). The FAQ includes a number of entries about applying for funds under the recently announced phase 3 of the general distribution

Read more »

New Saliva Testing Option and MDH Survey of Provider Interest

The State of Minnesota has entered into a contract with Infinity Biologix/Vault Health to establish a new COVID-19 saliva testing option, and a new in-state laboratory, to process up to 30,000 saliva tests per day.

Read more »

Update on Abbott BinaxNOW Test Distribution

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided updated information concerning distribution of the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests

Read more »

Resiliency Tip For COVID-19 Stress: Build in Things to Look Forward to During the Day

When we are stretched thin personally and professionally, it is a “grind” every day that leaves little room for self-care. You’re in good company if you feel like there’s not time or energy

Read more »

Why Transparency is a Leader’s Best Communications Tool

As a leader, you know that it’s not always easy to be transparent especially with bad news, but the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of

Read more »

Attention Housing Support (GRH) Providers: COVID Add-on Reporting Due by 9-30-20

One final reminder that reporting on funds received last spring related to the Housing Support (GRH) Program are due by the end of September.

Read more »

COVID-19 Coping & Resilience Tip: A Joyful Relief Moment

The physical, cognitive and psychological benefits of laughter and distraction with adorable or beautiful things are well documented, and something we really need now in the time of COVID.

Read more »

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

During the past few weeks, we’ve been adding many new tools and resources to our COVID-19 webpage—with a heavy emphasis on testing.

Read more »

Efforts to Eradicate Loneliness during the Pandemic and Beyond

Even in normal times, many residents in our settings, are lonely – lonely for one to one connection and relationships, lonely for conversation beyond our settings, lonely for opportunities to share their life experiences, lonely.

Read more »

Safe Care in the Age of COVID – Safe Care Champions Call Next Thursday

Safe Care Champions play an important role in meeting our goal of Eliminating Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving—which includes eliminating preventable infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read more »

News home »