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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.

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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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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Ziegler Adds Mark Landreville and Christina Rappel to Senor Living Finance Practice

Ziegler, a national specialty investment bank and a leader in the not-for-profit senior living finance sector, announced the addition of Mark Landreville as a managing director and Christina Rappl as an assistant vice president to its senior living finance practice.   

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Staff Rounding: Managing by Walking Around

In Hardwiring Excellence: Purpose, Worthwhile Work, Making a Difference, Quint Studer says “rounding” is about engaging in direct conversation with staff, asking pointed questions and role modeling specific behaviors. Sometimes this is also referred to as “managing by walking around.”  

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Nominations Open for Lifetime Honorary Membership

Do you know a retired leader in our field who has made significant contributions to the overall success of LeadingAge Minnesota either by service as a leader at the district, committee or board level and/or by consistent service as an event volunteer or in other supportive roles? Nominate them for a Lifetime Honorary Membership. 

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Bring Staff Together: Host All Staff Meetings

An all staff meeting is a great opportunity to communicate and listen, allowing everyone to hear the same information at the same time.  

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New Rate to Post a Job on AgingServicesJobs.org

AgingServicesJOBS.Org is a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements. Effective June 30, the rate to post a job was adjusted as the generous financial support from the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation that allowed members to post jobs for one year at a discounted rate came to an end as planned.   

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Lake Ridge Care Center Showcased by Pioneer Network for Quality Improvement

When Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo found itself close to the bottom of the rankings in Minnesota on the Quality Measure for Percent of Residents who were Walking as Well or Better, they set out to improve that score.

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Last Chance to Take Advantage of Job Board Subsidy!

AgingServicesJOBS.Org is a cutting-edge employment marketplace that matches employers with job-seekers based on skills, interests and job requirements. LeadingAge Minnesota launched this new platform one year ago with generous financial support from the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation.  

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