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Category: Notable News

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

Managed Care: Moving from “Outside Looking In” to a Way Forward

Breaking fee-for-service habits is hard, and not just for providers of long-term services and support. Every sector in the health or human services field has had to adapt to a new world of managed care. The latest issue of the LeadingAge national magazine, sheds light on the change and disruption happening our field related to managed care and shares insight on a path forward. 

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The More You Know: Older Baby Boomers’ Preferences on Aging

Safety. Being around family. Having access to the outdoors. Affordability. These are just a few key findings in a new noteworthy study from LeadingAge and NORC. 

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Career Pathway Resources

Teach students about Career Pathways in aging services using these excellent tools developed by the California Assisted Living Association:  

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Calling All Assisted Living Home Care Nurse Leaders! Join Us in April for ALNET

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) meeting near you in April. 

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Attract Students with Scholarship Opportunities

Do you know about all of the scholarship programs available in Minnesota? Do job applicants know about these opportunities when you are recruiting new staff? 

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Try the Job Board for FREE!

Have you tried recruiting through LeadingAge Minnesota’s job board AgingServicesJOBS.org? Check it out! Email Jenna Kellerman for a promo code to post your first job for FREE! 

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Intergenerational Activities – Grow Your Future Workforce!

Hosting intergenerational events are a fun way to get young people engaged with the aging services field. Invite young people (all ages! Small children to young adults) to spend time with the people you serve. Consider activities such as: 

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Your Input Needed: 2019 State of Seniors Housing Survey

To help provide a representative picture of the current state of senior housing, your input is needed for the annual State of Seniors Housing. All organizations that complete surveys will receive a complimentary copy of The State of Seniors Housing 2019, which compiles the survey results for comparisons to your own operations.  

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Free Resources: Careers in Aging Week

Careers in Aging Week is March 3 -7. This is a great time to make people aware of the wide variety and rewarding careers in aging services. LeadingAge national has provided FREE resources our members can use to take advantage of this great opportunity. We also encourage members to visit our Workforce Center for ideas that support recruitment activities all year long!  

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Grow Future Workforce: Mock Interviews

As a leading employer in your community, offering students practice interviewing opportunities for their first job is a great way to form a relationship with students entering the workforce and local schools. 

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Announcing OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training North Dakota

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

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Long-Term Services and Supports Costly Now, More So in Future

Two studies, one issued by the Commonwealth Fund and one by the congressional Joint Economic Committee, show the difficulty long-term services and supports costs pose for older people and their families now and how these costs likely will increase for the future as informal, unpaid family caregiving becomes less available. 

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Use Technology to Differentiate Dining at Your Community

Technology governs more and more aspects of senior care, from managing databases of personal information to keeping older adults safe through wearables and motion detection software. While much of this technology has been the status quo for years, areas such as dining operations are ripe for revolutionary change. 

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Now Available: Oral Health Toolkit

A new toolkit on oral healthcare provides essential resources and tips to help caregivers provide better assistance to those who need support with dental care.  

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Build Your Workforce Pipeline

Society's view of working in the field of aging isn’t always as positive as we’d like it to be. But staff who work in this field know how rewarding, fun and meaningful this calling is!  

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Senior Housing: Demand Finally Catches Up with Supply

Consumer demand for senior housing is keeping pace with the increase in the inventory of new units, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). 

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Workforce Win-Win: Host Bring Your Child to Work Day

It is a win-win! Allowing staff to bring their kids to work offers an opportunity for children to experience positive interactions with older adults, potentially building your workforce long-term.  

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Just Launched: New Career Awareness Campaign

Thanks to the efforts of the Long-Term Care Imperative, HealthForce Minnesota was given funding from the State of Minnesota to create a senior care career awareness campaign -- Caring Careers Start Here

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Survey Says: More People Willing to Move into Assisted Living

Most people at or near retirement age would rather stay home than move into a senior living community, but the gap between the two options is narrowing, according to a recent article in McKnight’s Senior Living

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New Year, New Opportunity: Get Involved with Health Occupations Students of America

As we continue to address the workforce challenges in aging services, we encourage you to get engaged with organizations that are educating your potential workforce at a crucial time in their development. 

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