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Welcome to the Notable News category, which includes information on the latest issues in aging services.

Stars Among Us Awards Offer Opportunity to Recognize Staff

The Stars Among Us Awards have a long tradition of honoring some of the best of the best in our field. This year, more than any other, we want to recognize the tireless essential workers on the front lines

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Save the Date: MHCEA Conference Set for December 3-4

The Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) has confirmed December 3-4 as the dates for its 2020 Fall Conference. This year’s event will be in virtual format due to the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with programming from 9:00 – 12:30 each day.

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CNA Staffing Summit Announced

The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) and CNAs for Quality Care have announced the first-ever CNA Staffing Summit to be held on Oct. 20, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click here to register for the virtual event.

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Get to Know Minnesota’s Adult Day Services Field

As we celebrate National Adult Day Services Week, we look at the ways in which the field has evolved since President Jimmy Carter first proclaimed National Adult Day Services Week in 1983.

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Basic Care Aide Registration Available Through LeadingAge Minnesota

Efficiently and effectively train caregivers using the Basic Care Aide Curriculum from EduCare. Beginning September 26, registration for this training program

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Mentoring Program for LPNs in Assisted Living: Exciting New Pilot Project Opportunity

LeadingAge Minnesota is partnering with The Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to work with a few select organizations to pilot

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Staff COVID Culture of Safety Survey: Free Opportunity to Participate

Are you seeing stress, burnout, and anxiety amongst your staff during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Do you want to gain additional insights into

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Regional LeadingAge HUD Call Scheduled for September 17

The next monthly HUD Member Regional Meeting featuring Linda Couch, Vice President of Housing Policy and Juliana Bilowich, Director, Housing Operations and Policy at LeadingAge, is scheduled for next week via zoom.

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Candidates for Election to the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors Announced

The LeadingAge Minnesota Nominating Committee has finalized its slate of candidates for election and/or re-election as officers and directors-at-large on the Board of Directors.

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Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting 2021 Stars Among Us Awards nominations has been extended to January 11, 2021. As mentioned previously in this newsletter

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2020 Election: Registering to Vote

This election year, LeadingAge Minnesota encourages all Minnesotans, including those living and serving in long-term care settings, to actively engage in the election process by practicing their right to vote. But before you can vote, you must register.

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Safe Care in the Age of COVID

As we have pivoted in the past several months to focus on COVID-19 and put practices in place to combat this virus, we are reminded of our Safe Care for Seniors pledge for respect, safety and dignity and the shared commitment we made together to prevent harm in the course of caregiving.

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Modifying Visitation Toolkit Available Now

With the release of the Minnesota Department of Health guidance on visitation modification on Monday, you’ll find new tools in our COVID-19 Resource Library.

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Care Center Financial Survey Results Show Continued Improvement

The results of the Long-Term Care Imperative’s annual nursing facility financial indicators survey were recently prepared by CliftonLarsonAllen. The 2019 data shows that financial performance continued a trend of improvement

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Coming Soon: COVID-19 Resource Library

LeadingAge MN is working on a new resource to help members plan, implement and communicate visitor modifications based on guidance the Minnesota Department of Health is the process of finalizing,

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eMenuCHOICE Adds integration to American Data’s ECS Software

eMenuCHOICE®, a leading dining management and point of sale (POS) application for senior living communities, now offers a time-saving integration for its customers who use the electronic health record solution ECS from American Data.

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eMenuCHOICE Adds Reservation Capabilities to its POS Application

eMenuCHOICE, a leading dining management and point of sale (POS) application for senior living communities, now offers reservation features that support communities’ efforts to reopen communal dining. eMenuCHOICE is a valued partner in the LeadingAge MN Savings & Solutions Center. 

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“Stay Calm & Communicate” - Jodi Boyne Leaving LeadingAge MN to Return to Public Service

After nearly eight outstanding years as our Vice President of Public Relations, Jodi Boyne is leaving LeadingAge Minnesota for an exciting new opportunity. She is returning to the public sector — where she worked for 16 years before joining us — to become the Director of Public Affairs for the Minnesota Judicial Branch effective Aug. 10. 

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Opportunity to Partner for CNA Skills Training

Project for Pride in Living (PPL), a nonprofit organization in Minneapolis is looking for employer partners who are interested in working together to customize a NEW training opportunity to help fill CNA positions within long-term care settings in the Twin Cities metro area. 

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