Category: Notable News
Welcome to the Notable News category, which includes information on the latest issues in aging services.
On September 3, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
Knowing staff as individuals means knowing about their major personal accomplishments. Is a staff member running a marathon? Graduating from nursing school? Welcoming a new baby (remember new moms and dads)? Congratulate them!
On August 28, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
Gov. Tim Walz issued a proclamation naming Aug. 14 as Lawrence Massa Appreciation Day in Minnesota in honor of Massa’s distinguished career in advance of his retirement Sept. 6. Massa has been the president and CEO of MHA for the past 11 years and served as chief executive officer of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar from 1994 to 2008.
On August 20, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
A recent article in Senior Housing News highlights that the “dots aren’t being connected” in senior living to get innovation past the pilot stage to make a true impact.
On August 13, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
Mentor programs offer an important opportunity for staff to develop positive relationships, interact with friends at work, receive the peer support needed to succeed in a job, and increase meaning and purpose in their day. Beyond that, mentor programs have been proven to positively impact team member retention and satisfaction in all departments.
On August 6, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” -Dale Carnegie. Yet one thing we hear periodically on staff satisfaction surveys is, “my supervisor doesn’t even know my name.”
On July 30, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
As first reported by McKnight’s Senior Living, the 2019 Milliman Long Term Care Insurance Survey shows average individual long-term care insurance claim amounts for care in assisted living settings are much higher than claim amounts for home care or care in nursing homes.
On July 30, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
Whether you hang a whiteboard in a break room, create an online forum on your organization’s intranet, or establish a staff-focused Facebook page, consider giving staff a modern forum to express their ideas, suggestions and opinions.
On July 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
Hosting a focus group allows leaders to hear from a select group of staff about a specific topic.
ALNET Guest Speakers to Focus on Abuse Reporting, Compliance and Most Frequently Cited Survey Tags in Assisted Living
On July 24, 2019 by Sue Boyd
Mark your calendars in August and October for the LeadingAge Minnesota Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings! We have scheduled guest speakers from the regulatory and legal world to network with Assisted Living Nurse Leaders. Do you have questions about abuse reporting, discharges/terminations, or handling difficult situations? Come to the August and October ALNET meetings to learn more about these topics and others.
On July 16, 2019 by Sue Boyd
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.
On July 10, 2019 by Guest Contributor
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?
On July 2, 2019 by Heidi Simpson
The deadline to submit proposals to present education sessions at the 2020 Institute & Expo has been extended to midnight on July 8.
On July 2, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
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.
On July 2, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
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.
On June 25, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
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.
On June 23, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
Promote engagement and interactive learning by hosting a learning circle with a variety of teams in your organization.
On June 23, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
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.
On June 18, 2019 by Sue Boyd
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:
On June 18, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
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.
On June 11, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman
Is it time to move beyond your checkbox-driven orientation to an engaging onboarding experience?