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Category: Notable News

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

America Is Running Out of Family Caregivers, Just When It Needs Them Most

Many Americans are now aging without family caregivers nearby, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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CAST Updates Medication Management Selection Tool

LeadingAge CAST has updated its Medication Management Selection Tool with vendor information for 20 products. The tool is designed to help you understand the range, uses and benefits of medication management technologies and to select solutions that best fit your requirements. 

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Assisted Living Occupancy Drops to Record Low

The downward trend in assisted living occupancy continues, according to data released by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). 

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Value Over Volume: Lancaster Pollard Reviews PDPM

As we first reported in May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing an entirely new case mix payment system to take effect on Oct. 1, 2019. In this week’s Advantage, we feature a review of this Patient-Drive Payment Model (PDPM) from Lancaster Pollard.  

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6-Month, No-Risk Period: Fresh Insights from HDG on Bundled Payments for Care Improvement

With the next round of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI) about to begin, Health Dimensions Group (HDG) reviews some potentially game-changing program modifications that will likely increase participation in the next round of voluntary bundling. 

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Fore! Deadline to Register for Foundation Golf Tournament is July 16

This year’s LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 8 is nearly sold out! Don’t delay. Register today for a day of golf on the championship-style Keller Golf Course, networking and – most importantly – raising money to fund essential caregiver scholarships! 

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Sign Up for Live Demo of New Job Board

The new AgingServicesJobs.Org platform has launched! Sign up for a live webinar demo on July 31 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. to learn how to post a job. 

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CAST Updates EHR Selection Tool with New Adoption Model and Matrix

CAST has updated its EHR Selection Tool, which is designed to help aging services organizations plan for and choose the best electronic health record (EHR) system for their needs.

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Tee Up for Scholarships: Register for Foundation Golf Fundraiser

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation Golf Fundraiser is Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to golf, network and raise money for one of our most meaningful initiatives – the statewide caregiver scholarship program. 

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Finding Opportunities in Disruption

Disruption happens when existing solutions can be disturbed by new, innovative solutions ― sometimes quickly and violently. In a new white paper from CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), members can learn more about the tremendous potential for disruption within senior living and the opportunities the trends present to providers. 

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Rest in Peace, Helen

Helen Miller, who served as the “face” of the Face Aging MN campaign, passed away on June 17. Helen’s story and her ongoing contributions to Helen’s Corner on the Face Aging MN blog helped raising awareness of issues that accompany our rapidly aging society. Her stories about growing older and advice on what it means to age well and live fully resonated with all audiences and were a key factor in the campaign’s success to date. 

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Out of Reach: Wages Don’t Support Housing Needs for Senior Living Workers

Jobs in senior living and care centers will continue to be among the fastest-growing types over the next decade, but wages continue to be a barrier to staff recruitment and retention. 

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Share Your Data for Argentum’s Annual Largest Providers List

Argentum is seeking participation from senior living providers that may qualify for its 2018 Largest Providers List. 

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Fighting Fraud Against Older Adults

Financial fraud targeting older Americans is a growing epidemic that costs seniors an estimated $2.9 billion annually. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has released its 2018 Fraud Book on the top 10 scam complaints reported in 2017 against older adults.  

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694 Ways to Improve Services and Supports for People with Dementia

A new report from the National Research Summit offers 694 recommendations that can guide providers of aging services as they design and implement programs for people living with dementia and their families. 

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Campaign Launched to Education, Empower Millennials around Financing Solutions

LeadingAge has launched a new campaign asking millennials to speak out on the need for long-term services and supports (LTSS) financing solutions. 

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ALNET June Meetings and Survey Opportunities

This special invitation goes out to all nurse leaders of assisted living home care. You are invited and encouraged to join an Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) June meeting nearest you and to participate in a brief survey to provide feedback regarding these meetings.  

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ALNET June Meetings and Survey Opportunities

This special invitation goes out to all nurse leaders of assisted living home care. You are invited and encouraged to join an Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) June meeting nearest you and to participate in a brief survey to provide feedback regarding these meetings.  

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Nursing Leadership Symposium to Address External Requirements and Standards

The next session of the LeadingAge Minnesota Nursing Leadership Symposium, which takes place June 12-14 in Brooklyn Center, is directed at familiarizing nurse leaders with the various federal and state regulations impacting licensed care facilities in Minnesota.   

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Sense of Purpose: Attracting Baby Boomers to Senior Living

The baby boomers are coming, and their expectations and preferences in senior living will be different than the consumers you serve today.

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