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On November 17, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
On November 16, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shared information about current licensees and changes during 2023 at last week’s LeadingAge Minnesota Assisted Living Committee.
On November 16, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
Earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) posted 2024 rates for Elderly Waiver (EW) services. The new rates reflect an average increase of almost 45% for customized living and nearly 30% for adult day services.
On November 9, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
You’re invited to be part of a dynamic conversation hosted by the MN Leadership Council on Aging, spanning the experiences of older adults from diverse communities and the shared policy work ahead in the 2024 Legislative Session. LeadingAge Minnesota is a member of the MN Leadership Council on Aging.
On November 2, 2023 by Anna Mowry
Members can now access a comprehensive grid of over 25 grants, scholarships, loans, workforce development programs, and more funding opportunities for Minnesota senior care providers.
On September 7, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has decided to extend the application deadline for the Nursing Facility Workforce Incentive Grant Program to Friday, Sept. 15. DHS has posted a revised version of the RFP and application form for Workforce Incentive Grants on the Nursing Facility Provider Portal.
On August 31, 2023 by Erin Huppert
Members and staff of the House and Senate Human Services Committees went into the community last week to experience firsthand the care given by long-term care providers, see the impact of their legislative actions, and talk about priorities for 2024. Over a single day, they visited five providers of senior care and disability services.
On August 14, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has posted a Request for Applications for Workforce Incentive Grants for care centers on the nursing facility provider portal.
On August 3, 2023 by Erin Huppert
On Friday, Aug. 28, the House and Senate Human Services Committees held a joint informational hearing to receive progress updates from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) regarding several 2023 issues, including the development of recommendations for smaller providers of assisted living services.
On July 6, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has developed plans to distribute lump sum payments for care centers approved in the recently completed legislative session.
2023 Legislative Session Impact: Grant Programs, Loans, and Other Opportunities for Long-Term Care Providers
On June 29, 2023 by Anna Mowry
After a year of historic investments in long-term care, LeadingAge Minnesota has compiled a resource detailing several grant programs and other opportunities funded in the 2023 Minnesota legislative session.
On June 22, 2023 by Erin Huppert
LeadingAge Minnesota is pleased to share its 2023 Minnesota Session Legislative Report. This written report summarizes what you need to know about the 75 laws sent to the Governor this year impacting aging services, the seniors you care for, when those laws are effective, and the steps you should take next.
On May 25, 2023 by Libbie Chapuran
As of Monday at midnight, the Minnesota Legislature has adjourned the 2023 legislative session. After months of tireless advocacy by seniors, their families, and their caregivers, we are proud to report that we have left the session with historic investments in aging services that will help ensure access to care for Minnesota seniors and support caregivers with the wages they deserve.
Human Services Conference Committee Completes Its Work with Mixed Outcomes for Aging Services Providers
On May 18, 2023 by Erin Huppert
The Human Services Conference Committee closed the conference report on Wednesday with far-reaching implications for senior care. The report, which will proceed to each legislative chamber for final passage, includes mixed outcomes for aging services providers.
On May 11, 2023 by Erin Huppert
A proposal to create a regulatory Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board within the Department of Labor is poised to advance this session. The measure recently included in the Jobs and Labor Omnibus Conference Report will allow the Governor to appoint a nine-person commission to adopt rules establishing minimum nursing home compensation standards for nursing home workers.
On May 11, 2023 by Erin Huppert
The Legislature is required to adjourn by May 22. With less than two weeks remaining, LeadingAge Minnesota and its members continue to advocate for funding that will help ensure seniors have access to the care they need when and where they need it
On April 27, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
A new survey of nursing home and assisted living providers conducted by the Long-Term Care Imperative shows that the challenges faced by providers are continuing. Lack of adequate state funding to support higher wages for Minnesota’s long-term care workforce has pushed nursing homes and assisted living settings deeper into financial distress, resulting in diminished access and fewer care options for Minnesota’s seniors and families.
On April 20, 2023 by LeadingAge
Several members of LeadingAge Minnesota attended LeadingAge's annual Leadership Summit in our nation’s capital city this week. LeadingAge Minnesota attendees visited with several members of Congress and their teams to discuss issues that our providers are facing all across the state.
On April 13, 2023 by LeadingAge
On Wednesday of this week, a group of LeadingAge Minnesota members attended a “Mini Day at the Capitol” in an effort to continually share our stories and drive legislative action. They had the opportunity to meet with their lawmakers to discuss our long-term care policy priorities and share their stories.
On April 13, 2023 by Dan Nelson
LeadingAge Minnesota is launching a statewide digital advocacy campaign featuring a series of videos that tell the stories of caregivers and seniors. The goal of the campaign is to drive advocacy at a critical time in the legislative session.
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