Featured News

LeadingAge Minnesota 2020 Election Guide is Here

Election season is upon us! Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, but starting this Friday (9/18) absentee ballots will be available for the

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Revised DOL Regulations Regarding Paid Leave Take Effect Today

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions

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CMS Nursing Home Testing Call

CMS held a call on nursing home testing yesterday evening featuring

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State News

Updates from the Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

The Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care has announced a new fulltime position within the Ombudsmen’s Office—the Resident and Family Council (RFACE) Specialist.

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State to Add PDPM Items to the MDS

Last week MDH announced that Minnesota has asked CMS to calculate the PDPM classifications on the OBRA assessments that are not used for Medicare payment.

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FAQ’s on 144G - the Assisted Living Statute

In the past several months we have received a number of questions from individuals new to their positions or to an assisted living setting. One of the frequent questions is what applies now, and what

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Federal News

National Adult Day Services Week

National Adult Day Services Week will take place September 20-26 and is an opportunity to recognize this important service that supports both participants and their family caregivers.

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SNF Quality Reporting Program Public Reporting Strategy

CMS recently published a COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet detailing the SNF QRP public reporting strategy developed by CMS to account for quality data submissions

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New: Nursing Home Infection Control Survey Tool and Checklist

As we shared in last week’s newsletter, CMS has changed the COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes tool to include the new testing requirements

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Notable News

Regional LeadingAge HUD Call Scheduled for September 17

The next monthly HUD Member Regional Meeting featuring Linda Couch, Vice President of Housing Policy and Juliana Bilowich, Director, Housing Operations and Policy at LeadingAge, is scheduled for next week via zoom.

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Candidates for Election to the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors Announced

The LeadingAge Minnesota Nominating Committee has finalized its slate of candidates for election and/or re-election as officers and directors-at-large on the Board of Directors.

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Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting 2021 Stars Among Us Awards nominations has been extended to January 11, 2021. As mentioned previously in this newsletter

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Member News

Vista Prairie Communities Appoints Anna Petersmeyer VP and COO

Vista Prairie Communities (VPC), a nonprofit provider of assisted living, independent living, memory care and care suites in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio, has announced the appointment of

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Aug. 14 Webinar Gives Strategies for Diffusing Challenging Situations

Strategies for Diffusing Challenging Situations, a webinar on Aug. 14, will explore practical strategies designed to help staff diffuse the highly and emotionally charged situations so that difficult conversations about what can be done occur and enable the parties to move forward together.  

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COVID-19 Web Page: Your One-Stop Resource Library

As we develop new tools and resources to help you combat COVID-19 and comply with changing state and federal guidance, we remind you to visit our COVID-19 web page where you will find a wide variety of resources. 

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