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Category: Notable News

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

In the Know: Copyright Compliance

Have you ever considered how copyright law applies when movies are shown in your setting? You probably should, as motion picture showings held within communal areas on the property require a public performance license to comply with Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Act. Before you pop in that DVD or download a film for your next movie night, read this advice: 

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Care Center CFOs: Feeling Optimistic but Concerned

A majority of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are feeling more optimistic about their ability to compete but some have expressed concerns about the impact Medicare Advantage plans will have on payment, according to a new study released by Ziegler. 

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It’s 2024. What Does Your Continuum Look Like?

Is your current continuum of services and supports up to the task of serving future consumers? LeadingAge Director of Residential Communities Steve Maag offers advice on how to find out. 

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New Grant Funding Available for Senior Corps RSVP Program

The Corporation for National and Community Services is seeking grant applications for projects that address critical community needs by mobilizing volunteers age 55, including projects targeted at intergenerational programming, elder justice, easing social isolation and give respite to informal caregivers. 

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Taking the Mystery out of Social Media and Digital Marketing for Workforce Development

What if you could increase your total number of new hires by 46 percent in one year by strategically using digital media? Mother of Mercy in Albany dedicated time and grant funds to achieve those results—and a 30 percent increase in total applications. 

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Data Available on Aging Services Across the States

A recent report by the AARP Public Policy Institute provides valuable data on the population receiving aging services and the ways in which these services are provided, broken out by state. 

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Enter the World of Virtual Reality

Picture a world where residents can explore locations and experiences around the world as if they were there in person. Imagine what it would like to create experiences for residents that give them a sense of personal freedom, combat loneliness and depression, and create bonds with their fellow tenants who feel their passion for life reignited. This world exists, right now, through Virtual Reality. 

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Housing and Homelessness - Impacts on the Elderly and Rural Areas

Two new reports demonstrate how Area Agencies on Aging across the country are responding to shifting demographics and challenges in their communities. 

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Free Recruitment Tools

More than 350 senior living professionals have signed on as Senior Living Works Ambassadors! Will you be next? 

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AgingServicesJobs.org Receives Upgrades

The new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform continues to receive upgrades as the vendor, WorkFountain, follows a continuous improvement process. 

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Excellent Curriculum Reported in OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training

The OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training program is seeing high satisfaction among its users. A recent survey showed 96 percent were satisfied with the Student Curriculum delivered in the new online and on-demand program and 92 percent where satisfied with RN Train the Trainer program that is also online and on-demand. 

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OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training Receives High Praise

The Ontrack Nursing Assistant Training program is receiving high praise from organizations using the program. In a recent satisfaction survey, 90 percent of respondents stated that they would recommend this program to others. When asked about the customer service from OnTrack staff, 96 percent of respondents were satisfied with their experience. 

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A Great Day on the Links Raises Funds for Caregiver Scholarships

With workforce pressures reaching unprecedented levels, the 2018 LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Fundraiser that took place Aug. 8 helped raise funds for our next round of caregiver scholarships. 

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Celebrate the Four I’s During National Adult Day Services Week

National Adult Day Services Week takes place Sept. 16-22 and is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the important work Adult Day Providers do every day.  This year, we have developed a public awareness theme focused on the Four I’s of care: 

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77 Jobs Posted on AgingServicesJobs.org

The new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform launched two months ago, with 77 jobs posted to date! If you’d like to try posting a job today, email Jenna Kellerman – the first 10 members to email Jenna will get a free promo code to post their next open position. 

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Become a Senior Living Works Ambassador

More than 350 senior living professionals have signed on as Senior Living Works Ambassadors! Will you be next? 

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ALNET Meetings Will Address Content of Service Plan and Halt Related MDH Survey Correction

RSVP now to attend the ALNET meetings in August as we focus on stopping the trend we are seeing in survey citations related to Tag #870 - Contents of the Service Plan. Today more than 60 percent of the time this tag will be cited when surveyed.  

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A Simple Fix for Low Occupancy

Life plan communities need to get busy growing the supply of senior housing and finding new ways to attract younger residents to that housing. 

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Protect Residents from Telephone and Internet Scams

A new resource from LeadingAge will help you better protect your residents from falling victim to telephone and internet scams typically aimed at older people. 

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Candidate PAC Endorsement Deadline Extended to Aug. 6

Do you know a candidate for state office who is a champion for the seniors we serve and their caregivers? The LeadingAge Minnesota Political Action Committee (PAC) seeks to support compassionate leaders who will champion policies promoting excellence and innovation in older adult services. 

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