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DHS Offering Webinar with Preliminary Results of Adult Day Study

On August 7, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is working on a couple of studies funded by legislation passed in 2017 that authorized the beginning of a process for updating Elderly Waiver rates. One of those studies has a focus on Adult Day Services, including how it is licensed and paid for in other states. 

DHS Conducting Two Provider Surveys as Part of HCBS Transportation Study

On August 7, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is contracting with Navigant Consulting for a review of the rates and availability of transportation services for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver clients. That study has two works groups advising DHS and Navigant, one looking at rates and one looking at access.  

Adult Day: Help Strengthen Data to Shape and Influence Public Policy Decisions

On July 31, 2018 by Roni Falck

During her recent keynote address at the Adult Day Conference, Ruth Katz, Senior Vice President of Public Policy/Advocacy or LeadingAge, discussed the importance of strengthening the data story for Adult Day Services. Adult day members can now shape that story by participating in a national study. 

Ruth Katz Encourages Adult Day Providers to Take the Lead in Public Policy

On July 24, 2018 by Roni Falck

Ruth Katz, Senior Vice-President of Public Policy/Advocacy at LeadingAge, opened the 2018 LeadingAge Minnesota Adult Day Conference with a strong message of support for providers of these valued services that help older adults age in place. 

DHS Conducting Survey of HCBS Transportation Provider Costs

On July 17, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

As we have covered previously, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is conducting numerous studies this summer that are related to reports it is required to submit to the 2019 Legislature. In addition to a study Elderly Waiver rates and of Adult Day Services, DHS is also reviewing rates and availability of transportation services for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver clients.  

Last Chance for Adult Day Conference

On July 10, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Thursday, July 12 is the last day to pre-register for the July 17 Adult Day Conference. Join more than 100 of your adult day colleagues at the summer’s one-stop event to learn, share and connect. 

LeadingAge’s Ruth Katz Opens July 17 Adult Day Conference

On June 26, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

“We have met the future, and it is us.” Ruth Katz, senior vice president for public policy/advocacy for LeadingAge, opens the 2018 Adult Day Conference with a look at the evolution of aging services public policy discussions that has new growth opportunities for adult day programs and new initiatives in other states that are helping to fund adult day programs.  

DHS Conducting HCBS Transportation Access Study

On June 19, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has contracted with Navigant Consulting, the company that is also conducting studies on Elderly Waiver rates and the role of Adult Day services, to conduct a study of transportation access for home and community-based service enrollees, including both the elderly and disabled populations.  

Today is Early Bird Registration Deadline for July 17 Adult Day Conference

On June 19, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Wednesday, June 20 is the last day to take advantage of early bird registration fees for the July 17 Adult Day Conference. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will share details on a recent report regarding regulatory compliance in adult day settings from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources as well as information how they plan to respond to areas of concern.

Adult Day Conference Early Bird Registration Ends June 20

On June 12, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Calling all adult day managers and staff – the early bird registration period ends Wednesday, June 20 for the Tuesday, July 17 Adult Day Conference.

Get Help for Your Bottom Line at the Adult Day Conference July 17

On June 4, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Adult day providers will learn how to boost their bottom line at this summer's Adult Day Conference on July 17 with best practices for collecting revenue, managing expenses and securing waiver assessments prior to accepting clients.

Live Well at Home Grant Proposals Due June 29

On June 4, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Applications for the next round of Live Well at Home Grants are due June 29. These grants help communities meet the challenges of our fast-growing aging population and pressures on Minnesota's aging services and support system. 

Veto of Supplemental Budget Bill Means Cut for Disability Waiver Rates on July 1

On May 29, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

One significant impact of Governor Dayton’s veto of the supplemental budget bill is a cut to rates in the Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) effective July 1.  

2018 Adult Day Conference is July 17

On May 29, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

The 2018 Adult Day Conference on Tuesday, July 17 is open for registration. This conference continues to be the must-attend event for adult day managers and direct care staff. New this year, two breakout sessions address and meet the training requirements for function-specific positive supports: 

Governor Vetoes Eldercare Protection, DWRS Funding

On May 23, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

UPDATE: 11:45 am - GOVERNOR DAYTON VETOES ELDERCARE PROTECTION

Governor Dayton vetoed the omnibus supplemental budget bill, which included significant policy reforms on eldercare protection, revisions to the home care law and funding to prevent a cut in DWRS rates. 

July 17 Adult Day Conference – Save the Date, Registration Open Soon

On May 15, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Mark July 17 on your calendar and make plans to join us at the 2018 Adult Day Conference – now offered in the summer! Designed for directors, social workers and direct care staff, the conference explores timely issues that will help improve services and operate programs more effectively.  

Keep Adult Day Services in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

On May 1, 2018 by Roni Falck

Adult Day Services are an integral part of the long-term care continuum, but a potential move by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) could put up a barrier in advancing the use of these valued community-services. 

Adult Day: Three Different Positions on DWRS Funding

On April 25, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The debate on how to deal with the impending seven percent cut in DWRS funding continues at the State Capitol, with three different positions from the House, Senate and Governor Dayton. 

Dr. Joseph Gaugler Named as Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging

On April 17, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Dr. Joseph E. Gaugler has been named the new Robert L. Kane Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging at the University of Minnesota. 

Adult Day: DWRS Funding in House Budget Targets

On April 17, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Adult day providers received some good news last week when Minnesota House Republicans released budget targets that included funding to prevent a cut in Disability Waiver rates. 

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