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Category: Member News

Welcome to the Member News category. These stories are intended for current LeadingAge Minnesota members, profiling aging services professionals, providing new resources, and keeping them informed about the aging services community.

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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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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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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PDPM Reminder: Rate Calculator & Case Mix Tools

PDPM. It's just a few weeks away. Are you ready? Don't forgot to check out our Rate Calculator and Case Mix tool. We've also updated our PDPM resource library with a webinar that will help you make sure you are ready to go on Oct. 1. 

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Win a Free Safe Care for Seniors Banner

Did you host a Safe Care for Seniors kick-off event? We’d love to hear about it! And – as an added bonus for sharing your story – we will select two member sites to receive a FREE Safe Care for Seniors banner that can be branded with your logo.  

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Behavioral Health Training Series Coming Soon!

Aging services 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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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Don’t wait for a disaster to strike before you plan how to prepare, respond and recovery. New resources from LeadingAge will help members find the most appropriate resource for them in any phase of disaster planning, response or recovery.  

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Representation Matters: Feature Team Members in Publications

There are two things that make your organization special - the people you serve and the staff who serve your people. Make sure to share the great work that is being done every single day!  

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LeadingAge VA to Release New Playbook to Help Providers Serve the Middle Market

LeadingAge Virginia will soon release a playbook designed to help senior living and care providers determine whether and how to serve middle-income older adults. The playbook provides a template that can be customized based on your market, your customer and what you need to design a product for the middle market.   

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The Power of Appreciation

The power of positive thinking! Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, says positive acknowledgement is “a crucial aspect of our being able to celebrate, appreciate, and express gratitude for the people around us.” He offers five ways to positively acknowledge others:  

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Job Board Price Change Effective

The rate to post a job on the AgingServicesJOBS.Org, a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements, has changed. 

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eMenuCHOICE Continues Growth, Adds Service to 5 Senior Living Communities in July

eMenuCHOICE, a leading dining management and point of sale (POS) application for senior living communities, added five new clients in July. The following communities have chosen eMenuCHOICE to support their dining service management needs:

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Create Your Nursing Assistant Training Program with OnTrack’s Hands-On Support

Long term care providers in Minnesota have a lot on their plates. As much as you may want to build your workforce pipeline by starting a Nursing Assistant Training Program, it may feel like more work than you can add to your plate.  

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Now Available: 2019 Unemployment Insurance Toolkit for Nonprofits

A new toolkit to help management unemployment risk is now available.  

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Abuse Reporting, Terminations/Discharge & Handling Difficult Situations Featured at Upcoming ALNET Meetings

The word is out! Attendees at our Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings are finding answers to many questions and evidence-based practices to implement in their organization. During the August and October meetings, ALNET will have various guest speakers to address the questions nurse leaders have. Guest speakers will include: 

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Last Chance: Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline is Aug. 5

The February Institute may be many months away, but the nomination deadline for the Stars Among Us Awards  -- a cornerstone celebration at this event -- is right around the corner. You only have a few more days to get your nominations in – the deadline is midnight on Monday, August 5.   

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Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline is Aug. 5

Nominations are closing soon for LeadingAge Minnesota’s Stars Among Us Awards that celebrate the best of the best in our membership family.  

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Student Scholarship Applications to LeadingAge National Conference Due Aug. 14

For the third year, our partners at LeadingAge National have arranged a powerful three days of programming specific for student leaders Oct. 27–30 in San Diego at their Annual Meeting, as well as scholarships to help defray expenses. This program is targeting students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited colleges or universities (ages 18 and up), with a goal to expose and connect students to opportunities in the field of aging services.   

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