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Category: Notable News

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

Setting the Record Straight: How Long Do I Need to Retain Records?

We often receive questions on record retention from Housing with Services and Home/Care Assisted Living providers. The following information will help ensure you are meeting the legal requirements: 

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Important Change in CEU Tracking for Nursing Home Administrators

How nursing home administrators track continuing education from national providers is about to change. The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) will be eliminating paper certificates of attendance and using an electronic database for all reporting of national continuing education. The change is effective April 1. 

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Who are the Biggest Influencers of Older Adult Housing and Care Decisions?

We’ve been hearing it more and more from our members: family support is one of the biggest influencers in the decision-making process for older adults when it comes to their housing and care needs. A new study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society supports this trend and calls for clinicians to consider older people with illnesses and their families together as a unit of care.  

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Register Now for Full-Day Leadership Session with Bryan Williams on March 29

Anyone who saw Bryan Williams at Institute will not want to miss spending a day with him engaging in a discussion on effective leadership. The Thursday, March 29 session is the first in a four-part leadership series focused on the essential components of achieving a high performing organization. 

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Nominations Open for LeadingAge Annual Awards

The nominations process for the LeadingAge Annual Awards opened this month. The deadline to apply is April 30. 

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New Report Explores Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing

A new report from the LeadingAge LTSS Center and Generations United identifies the characteristics of successful intergenerational programs in affordable senior housing communities, examines the implementation challenges these programs face, and offers strategies that programs can use to overcome these challenges. 

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New Toolkit: Financial Fraud Prevention for Older Adults

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has released a new toolkit to empower older adults and their families to protect themselves against financial fraud. 

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Succession Planning: 40% of Senior Living CEOs Could Retire Within 5 Years

Forty percent of senior living CEOs could be retiring within the next five years, according to the 2017 LeadingAge-CEMO Leadership Compensation Survey.

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Technology Adoption Rising in Senior Living

A recent survey from LeadingAge CAST and Ziegler shows an increase in technology adoption in senior living communities and that more organizations are adding Chief Information/Technology Officer positions to their leadership teams. 

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Competitive Pricing, Big Savings: Value First Announces New Food Program

Value First has announced a new food program with the nation’s largest food distributors that will save LeadingAge Minnesota members money and provide new opportunities for their dining programs.   

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Cast Your Vote in the Workforce Challenge!

Take just five minutes today to vote on your favorite ideas in the Workforce Challenge! The Workforce Challenge is an opportunity for you to impact the educational experiences students have prior to entering the aging services workforce. 

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New LeadingAge Ziegler 150 Shows Continued Growth in Independent and Assisted Living

In the last 10 years, the average annual growth rate in total units among the 150 largest nonprofit senior living systems in the United States was 3.1 percent, according to the 2017 edition of the LeadingAge Ziegler 150. Most growth occurred primarily through expansion. 

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Let’s Change How We Educate Our Workforce

This is your chance to shape the workforce of tomorrow! The Workforce Challenge is an opportunity for you to impact the educational experiences students have prior to entering the workforce. 

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Create an Engaging Onboarding Experience

Does your employee orientation need a re-boot? LeadingAge Minnesota has a new resource to turn orientation into an engaging onboarding experience. 

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65% of Caregivers are Always Looking for a Better Job

When caregivers were asked their preferred work setting, assisted living and care centers failed to make the cut, according to the Caregiver Trend Report released by mycnajobs. 

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Alzheimer’s Association Releases New Guidance for Dementia Care

The Alzheimer’s Association last week released new recommendations designed to shape dementia care practices in care centers, assisted living, and home and community-based services. 

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The Role of the Post-Acute Care Provider in CMS’ New Voluntary Payment Opportunity

A new voluntary bundled payment model launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation could help providers earn additional payment if all expenditures for a beneficiary’s episode of care are under a spending target that factors in quality. This week we feature a commentary from Brian Ellsworth, Health Dimensions Group, that reviews how this new model puts hospitals and physician groups in the driver’s seat and whether post-acute providers can continue to have a big role.  

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Onboarding Toolkit Released

Does your employee orientation need a re-boot? LeadingAge Minnesota has a new resource to turn orientation into an engaging onboarding experience. 

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New Year, New Idea: Eliminating Mistakes with Portable Diagnostic Tests

A new year frequently brings new year’s resolutions! These typically self-help ideas or commitments are usually good for you, and we know from experience they should be simple, measurable and achievable to be successful. Small steps can lead to big gains, including resolutions you make for your community or campus. As we get 2018 underway, here’s one idea to consider:  

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Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

Health care continues to be one of the most frequent targets by cyber-criminals. Do you know how to identify risks, protect against threat and respond if attacked? Never fear! LeadingAge has released a new resource to help you understand the threat of criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, identify vulnerabilities and take actions to mitigate risk, and avoid being a victim.  

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