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On December 2, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
In a recently released memo, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) clarified the Housing Support Program’s requirement to provide three meals a day in relation to the new assisted living contract limitation found in 144G.41, Subd. 1(13)(i)(C), which stipulates that “the facility cannot require a resident to include and pay for meals in their contract.”
On November 18, 2021 by Kari Everson
The Minnesota Department of Health has indicated that the agency will issue guidance for assisted living settings in the coming days, reflecting recent federal guidance for nursing homes and eliminating visitation restrictions in long-term care settings.
On November 18, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
The assisted living rule contains specificity regarding several requirements of the assisted living statute, including staffing plans. The rule requires the Clinical Nurse Supervisor (CNS) to develop a staffing plan that considers several vital elements.
On November 4, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
In a meeting with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week, staff from the Environmental Health Division provided information on early findings regarding the food code during assisted living surveys. Most findings are in basic food handling safety measures.
On October 28, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
Findings during initial surveys of assisted living settings show a range of compliance with most providers well underway with incorporating new requirements. Several themes are evident in these initial findings. Learning more about these themes can assist providers in auditing their facilities for compliance.
On October 21, 2021 by Heidi Simpson
This is the last chance to register for next week’s 2021 Connect Conference. The two-day virtual event connects assisted living, senior housing, and home care providers for two days of education, updates, and learning.
On October 21, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
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.
On October 21, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman
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.
On October 20, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
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.
On October 14, 2021 by Heidi Simpson
The 2021 Connect Conference will be a virtual event on Oct. 27 and 28 and is packed with excellent education and learning opportunities.
Registration remains open and includes both the live broadcast of the conference, and full on-demand access to all session content through the end of the year.
On October 14, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Department of Health has added an Assisted Living Licensure Closure Form to their Forms and Self-Audit Tools page under the “notifications” heading. The form provides guidance for the closure process.
On October 7, 2021 by Heidi Simpson
The 2021 Connect Conference will be a virtual conference on Oct. 27-28. Connect Conference brings together providers of senior housing, assisted living, and home care for two days of exceptional education and connecting with your colleagues from around the state.
On September 30, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
This week’s report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on the status of current assisted living licensees provides a glimpse at the composition of assisted living around the state. Of the currently licensed 1973 assisted living facilities, 1337 of those are in the seven-county metro area, leaving 636 throughout the rest of the state.
On September 30, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
Starting Oct. 15, non-renewed home care licenses that expired or were closed due to conversion to an assisted living facility license will also have their background study records closed.
On September 23, 2021 by Heidi Simpson
Register by this Friday, Sept. 24 to get early-bird pricing on the 2021 Connect Conference. The conference will bring together senior housing, assisted living, and home care on Oct. 27-28 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.
On September 23, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
As we settle into the new assisted living requirements, it is a good time for self-auditing. According to the new law, an assisted living must post the following:
On September 15, 2021 by Heidi Simpson
The 2021 Connect Conference brings together senior housing, assisted living, and home care on Oct. 27-28 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The early bird registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 24.
On September 15, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
At a meeting last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) shared initial findings from assisted living surveys that have been conducted.
On September 8, 2021 by Heidi Simpson
Make plans to join us at three signature event conferences this fall – the virtual Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum, the Quality and Patient Safety Conference and Workshop, and the Connect Conference. Registration is open for all events.
On September 8, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
LeadingAge Minnesota encourages all assisted living providers to complete the background study affiliation process before the Minnesota Department of Health closes home care records. If your home care agency is closing, you must act quickly if you have staff to affiliate from your home care agency record.