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

Scholarship Available: Advanced Degree in Long-Term Care

The Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging has announced it will provide $40,000 in scholarship funding during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

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New Study: Less Nursing Homes, Growth in Post-Acute Care, Improved Quality

A new study shows dramatic changes in nursing home over the past 30 years: a loss of 400 nursing homes, significant growth in post-hospital admissions and dementia care, a growing number of residents who are racial or ethnic minorities residents, and a dramatic drop in the use of restraints and inappropriate antipsychotic use.  

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New Study Will Identify Economic Benefit of Workforce Investments

What’s the Economic Benefit of Workforce Investments? A new LeadingAge study will attempt to answer this question by exploring how increased compensation for direct care workers could favorably impact the national economy, the field of long-term services and supports and individual direct care workers.  

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Superior Health Invites Nursing Homes to Participate in Quality Improvement Collaborative

Superior Health is inviting Minnesota nursing homes to participate in a free quality improvement collaborative designed to enhance performance in nursing homes and reduce the burden associated with achieving that quality.    

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Dr. Rahul Koranne Named New MHA President and CEO

Rahul Koranne, M.D., MBA, FACP, has been named president and CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). Koranne has served as MHA’s senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer since 2015. 

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Join Our Team: Director of Clinical Care & Nurse Consultant

To help our members achieve high excellence in clinical practice, survey compliance and quality outcomes, LeadingAge Minnesota is seeking a Director of Clinical Care & Nurse Consultant. 

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How to Build Community Connections for Healthy Aging

In many areas of Minnesota, people don’t know where to turn when their aging loved ones need help. Even those of us who work in senior care are often at a loss when we are in that situation. In four rural Minnesota communities, an initiative called Silos to Circles Age Well is tackling these challenges through local coalitions of aging services professionals.

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Bring Generations Together at Your Community

Need help in starting or enhancing intergenerational programs in your community? A new toolkit helps you plan, implement and evaluate programs and activities that connect older housing residents with young people in your community. The toolkit provides practical tools and tips to: 

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What’s the Greatest Challenge in Senior Living?

The challenges faced by senior living providers are plentiful – oversupply pressures, broken capital structures, obsolete properties and inadequate payment models. But the greatest challenge continues to be workforce.  

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Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes

Senior living and care organizations are facing a time of great uncertainty, and the speed and diversity of change seems unparalleled. Health Dimensions Group (HDG) recently published its Top Trends in Aging Services: Preparing for Historic Changes list for 2020.

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In 2020, Roll Up Your Sleeves

Working side-by-side with frontline staff can help develop relationships between supervisors and direct reports and goes a long way in establishing trust and respect. Make 2020 the year you set the example. Walk the walk and model the behavior you expect to see from others.  

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Praising Your Staff

Do you offer enough praise to your team? When you compliment staff, you set a culture of positivity. 

The more staff receive authentic, timely, and specific praise from you, the more likely they are to pass on that practice to others. You are setting the example. Staff who praise one another instill confidence in one another. For more on this, read In Praise of Praising Your Employees.

Get more information in the Workforce Center. Questions? Contact Jenna Kellerman.

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Identify Your Top Influencers

Who are the top influencers in your organization? Influencers may not be formal leaders, managers, or directors. In fact, it’s likely that your top influencers are frontline staff.  

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Check Your Email: Staff Engagement Survey

Check your email! Organization leaders in our member settings this week received an email from Jenna Kellerman, Director of Workforce Solutions for LeadingAge Minnesota, with a link to a 5-minute survey about staff engagement practices in senior care.  

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6 Tech Themes to Help You Choose Your Next Tech Step

Technology is transforming senior living, from helping older adults stay connected, receive care and services at home, and stimulate physical and cognitive abilities to positively contributing to workforce recruitment and retention. What are the six themes helping providers choose their next tech steps?   

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The Importance of Personal Goals

You can help people transcend their job titles by supporting both their personal and professional goals. 

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Coming Soon: Employee Retention Survey

Have 5 minutes? Want to know key insights into staff retention? Get ready to take a brief survey next week to help us and you better understand the state of employee engagement practices in our field.

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Experience the Frontline

Are you looking for ways to connect with your staff? Do you have a goal to build relationships with your team and to improve the culture of your organizations? 

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Legal and Clinical Ethics in Serving LGBT+ Older Adults

The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) has published Legal and Clinical Ethics in Serving LGBT+ Older Adults, authored by attorneys Robert Rodè and William McDonough of LeadingAge Minnesota business partner member Voigt, Rodè, Boxeth & Coffin, and Jane Danner of Volunteers of America National Services.  

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Motivate Your Team: Engaged Speakers to Inspire, Motivate and Transform

There is a reason why the keynote speaker is always a standing-room-only session at LeadingAge Minnesota’s Institute and Expo...people need to feel inspired! 

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