Featured News

Moratorium Exceptions Process Application Posted

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently posted the application materials for a new round of the nursing facility moratorium exceptions process on the MDH website. Care centers interested in applying for approval to fund a construction project will need to complete all of the required application materials and return them to MDH by March 17, 2022.

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Workgroup at an Impasse on Frontline Worker Bonuses; Prospects for Special Session Grow Dim

The Frontline Worker Pay Work Group met yesterday—more than a month past its designated deadline for reaching an agreement—and announced that there was still no agreement for distributing the $250 million designated by the legislature for frontline worker bonuses.

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Survey Tool for Assisted Living Meals and Menu Requirements Now Available

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has made the survey tool for assisted living meals and menus available. The tool provides insight into how compliance with the USDA Guidelines will be interpreted. 

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State News

ALL Together: New Assisted Living Newsletter Available from MDH

The Minnesota Department of Health's Health Regulation Division (HRD) will provide information, news, updates and links to assisted living providers, residents, resident families, and the public through a new weekly newsletter, ALL Together. To subscribe, enter your email address and click submit

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LALD Mentors Needed! Help Train the Next Generation of Assisted Living Leaders

Are you interested in advancing the next generation of leaders in assisted living? LeadingAge Minnesota is looking for Licensed Assisted Living Directors (LALDs) to volunteer as mentors for students enrolled in our Assisted Living Director Licensure Program.

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Seeking Mentors for LALD Students

Are you interested in advancing the next generation of leaders in Assisted Living? LeadingAge Minnesota is looking for Licensed Assisted Living Directors (LALDs) to volunteer as mentors for students enrolled in our Assisted Living Director Licensure Program.

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Federal News

CMS Extends Waiver Window for Facilities Using Fire Safety Evaluation System

CMS has opened a pressure-relief valve for nursing facilities that rely upon the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) as an alternative means to demonstrate compliance with fire safety requirements of NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code® (LSC).  This issue affects only a small number of nursing facilities in Minnesota, but we want to make sure those who may be impacted have the latest information.

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LeadingAge Affordable Housing Calls Address Mental Health, REAC Inspections, and the NSPIRE Demo Program

The LeadingAge Housing Advisory Group call on Monday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. will feature guest speaker Dr. Eric Berko. In honor of World Mental Health Day, Dr. Berko will review mental health challenges for staff and residents at affordable housing communities and discuss strategies for success.

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New Website: OpeningDoors.org

OpeningDoors.org is live! In July, LeadingAge, our national affiliate, launched Opening Doors to Aging Services, a long-term initiative to offer members and the entire field research, strategies, and resources to inform and align efforts across the sector.

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Notable News

Register Today! CMP Grant Funds Webinar on Oct. 29

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

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Webinar Registration Now Open for CMP Grant Funds

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

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Advance Caregivers with New Gerontology and Aging Care Program

Looking for a way to grow caregivers within your organization or help staff advance in their career path? Northwest Technical College is offering an online course to advance the specialty of caregivers in aging services.

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Member News

13 New Members Join LeadingAge Minnesota in September

In Sept. 2021, 13 new members joined the ranks of LeadingAge Minnesota. Of the new members, ten are housing/assisted living providers, and three are business partners.

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Congratulations to Lisa Kalla, Newly-Appointed COO at Saint Therese

Saint Therese has announced the appointment of Lisa Kalla to the role of chief operating officer, with responsibility for the overall daily operations of the nonprofit organization. She will work with leadership to implement Saint Therese’s strategic vision and values; direct, administer and coordinate internal operational activities; and manage the campus executive directors.

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Women in Business Award Goes to LeadingAge MN Board Member Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has selected Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, CEO of Health Dimensions Group, to receive a 2021 Women in Business award. Erin serves as Director at Large on the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors.

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