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Category: Notable News

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

Attention Assisted Living Nurse Leaders

Mark your calendars for the August Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET)!  The ALNET regional meetings in June drew over 100 participants, demonstrating the growing interest in the meetings, the value of the content being presented and networking opportunities for nurse leaders.

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Ready for CMS Phase III Training Requirements? EduCare is.

The November 2019 implementation and compliance date for Phase III of the Requirements of Participation is fast approaching. Are you ready for the new and additional training requirements in Cultural Competence and Trauma-Informed Care or the new and strengthened language around person-centered care and abuse prevention?  

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Deadline Extended: 2020 Institute Presentations Submission Deadline is July 8

The deadline to submit proposals to present education sessions at the 2020 Institute & Expo has been extended to midnight on July 8.  

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Anxiety Shared Pathway Toolkit Now Available

Anxiety is one of the leading causes of hospital readmissions and crosses many diagnoses. A new toolkit developed on behalf of the Lake Superior Quality Improvement Network (QIN) will help transitional care units and home care agencies prepare staff to mitigate anxiety symptoms and offer integrated therapy programs to alleviate anxiety and improve outcomes.  

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Adult Day: Rising to the Challenge and Leading Person-Centered Care in the Community

Growing demand for adult day services is putting new expectations on providers, including a need to serve people with more medical needs -- and providers, including those in Minnesota, are rising to the challenge.  

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MHA President and CEO Lorry Massa to Retire after Distinguished Career

Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) President and CEO Lawrence “Lorry” J. Massa, M.S., FACHE, has announced that he will retire in September 2019. Massa has led the association, which represents 141 hospitals and health systems, for nearly 11 years.  

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Learning Circles Promote Staff Engagement

Promote engagement and interactive learning by hosting a learning circle with a variety of teams in your organization.  

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Nursing Home Costs Significantly Outpace inflation

Out-of-pocket nursing home costs grew as much as 30% between 2005 and 2010, according to new research from Georgetown University as reported by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.  

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Call for Nominations – 2019 CHAIN Award for Excellence

Are you doing great work to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections or combat antibiotic resistance? If so, CHAIN would like to hear about it and recognize your excellent work with its 2019 Award of Excellence. Examples of great work include:  

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Workforce Innovators Podcast

Have you listened to the latest Workforce Innovators Podcast? The newest episode, featuring Sue Misiorski, Vice President of Workforce Innovations at PHI in New York, focuses on creating career paths for nursing and home health workers.  

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Move Beyond Orientation Check Boxes

Is it time to move beyond your checkbox-driven orientation to an engaging onboarding experience? 

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Tee-Off for a Great Cause: Register for the LeadingAge MN Foundation Golf Fundraiser

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Fundraiser takes place July 30 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury. Sell-out is expected. Our tournament is already 1/3 full, so register early to ensure you are part of the fun. Golfer registration deadline is July 8. 

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Can the Gig Economy Boost Recruitment Efforts?

OnShift and Gallup have both recently published articles on the “Gig Economy,” a concept that has grown in popularity in today’s workforce, providing an opportunity for people to work multiple “side gigs” as opposed to a single, full-time job.  

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Engagement Leads to Retention

Engaging with your staff is an essential way to empower your team, promote a sense of value and to retain your staff. We know that staff who are engaged have higher job satisfaction, show enthusiasm for their work and improve outcomes within your organization.
LeadingAge Minnesota offers a free, web-based toolkit to help boost your ability to engage with staff. 

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Up Your Recruitment on Social Media with Video

Social Media is a key tool for recruiting new staff. Use the two videos below in your recruitment efforts to engage job seekers in your community. When all LeadingAge Minnesota members come together to share a unified message, the impact can be powerful. Share these videos today! 

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Create an Inclusive Hiring Process

Direct care staff have opinions that matter! When frontline staff know that they will be responsible for training new team members, they are often invested in the people who get hired in the first place and become more invested in the training process. Empower your team by training and including frontline staff in the interview process. 

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Deficiency Analysis: Are Nursing Homes Getting Better or Worse?

A new report shows that over the course of a five-year period, 94% of the deficiencies cited on nursing home surveys were in the "less serious" categories defined as F or below on the scope and severity grid. However, the report also noted that 31% of nursing homes had at least one repeat deficiency during the review period.

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Spice Up Staff Perks

Many companies have gotten creative with their employee benefits as a way of recruiting, rewarding and retaining staff. Tech companies, in particular, have a reputation for working some fun into the work-lives of their teams. 

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Addressing the Middle-Market Challenge

A National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) study released last week projected that at least 54% of the 14.4 million middle-income older adults in 2029 in the United States will lack the financial resources to pay for senior housing and care. 

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OnTrack Expands Into North Dakota

The OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training is excited to announce our expansion into North Dakota!  

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