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Now Available - Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living Recorded Webinar

On August 11, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

A recording of the July 22 webinar, Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living, is available for purchase to help your assisted living organization comply with new, extensive requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness, which incorporate federal preparedness standards. This is an area of scrutiny in assisted living surveys, and recent mock surveys identified substantial gaps in providers' readiness.

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Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living Recorded Webinar Available

On August 4, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Attention all assisted living providers: the new licensure rules include extensive disaster planning and emergency preparedness requirements, which incorporate federal preparedness standards (Appendix Z) and an "all hazards" approach to ensure adequate planning for natural and man-made disasters.

Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living – Webinar Recording Now Available

On July 28, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Attention all assisted living providers – the new licensure rules include extensive requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness, which incorporate federal preparedness standards (Appendix Z) and an "all hazards" approach to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters.

Customized Living Providers: Update Your DHS RHCP Record

On July 28, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

As we transition to Assisted Living Licensure on Aug. 1, action is required to be a provider of Medical Assistance waiver programs in the Provider Enrollment record with the Department of Human Services.

Assisted Living Bill of Rights – Complete Yours Today!

On July 28, 2021 by Kari Everson

Implementation of assisted living licensure is only days away, and there are many process changes to both operational and clinical work. A new Assisted Living Bill of Rights was created and posted on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website many weeks ago. Organizations are required to ensure all residents living in assisted living receive a copy.

Assisted Living Director Licensure Course – Begins Next Week

On July 21, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s highly anticipated Assisted Living Director Licensing Course begins on July 27. It is designed for individuals seeking to become licensed assisted living directors who are not eligible through the legacy pathways.

Survey Forms posted for Assisted Living Licensed Settings

On July 21, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) posted the forms staff will use to conduct a survey under the new assisted living licensure laws.

Review Recently Published Assisted Living Licensure Rules

On July 21, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced the Notice of Adoption for the Rules Governing Assisted Living Facilities was published in the State Register on July 19. You may review the Notice of Adoption on the Minnesota State Register website, State Register Volume 46, Number 3 (Page 33).

Assisted Living Director Licensure Course – Last Chance to Get in from the Beginning

On July 14, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s highly anticipated Assisted Living Director Licensing Course begins tomorrow (July 15) with a course orientation; the first course will be on July 27. It is designed for individuals seeking to become licensed assisted living directors who are not eligible through the legacy pathways.

Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living (July 22 Webinar)

On July 14, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Get a detailed overview of the new requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness as part of Minnesota's Assisted Living Licensure, which takes effect on Aug.

Assessments Versus Monitoring: What’s the Difference?

On July 14, 2021 by Kari Everson

With the implementation of the new assisted living requirements on Aug. 1, organizations are attempting to work out their policies and processes related to assessments and ongoing review and monitoring. A comprehensive assessment, with the items listed as required in the uniform assessment tool, must be offered to all residents moving into an assisted living. The resident has the option to refuse this assessment. If the resident refuses the assessment, the organization should document this refusal.

MDH Expecting Individualized Abuse Prevention Plans for All Assisted Living Residents

On July 14, 2021 by Kari Everson

Assisted living settings are working diligently to have the necessary components in place by Aug. 1. 

Under the new assisted living license, which goes into place on Aug. 1, all assisted living residents must have an individualized abuse prevention plan (IAPP).

Assisted Living Licensure Education Offerings

On July 7, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota continues to offer a broad range of education and training to help you prepare for the Aug. 1 implementation of assisted living licensure.

HHS Bill Addresses Requirements for Settings Exempt from Assisted Living Licensure

On July 7, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus budget bill passed by lawmakers last month included important policy provisions that ensure that licensed assisted living providers and those providers exempt from assisted licensure will be eligible to receive customized living payments. This legislation paves the way for the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to issue the Assurance Form for settings that are exempt from assisted living licensure and will ensure residents receiving services in these settings are not disrupted.

Assisted Living Licensure Sampler Available for Purchase

On June 30, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The Assisted Living Licensure Sampler is a curated selection of 11 sessions from the Institute related to Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) and is available for purchase.

Registration Open for Assisted Living Director Licensure Course

On June 30, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s highly anticipated Assisted Living Director Licensing Course begins on July 15 with orientation and its first course on July 27. It is now open for registration.

Emergency Preparedness for Assisted Living Webinar is July 22

On June 30, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The new assisted living licensure rules include extensive requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness. The Minnesota Department of Health rule incorporates federal preparedness standards that take effect on Aug. 1.

Emergency Preparedness Standards for Assisted Living

On June 30, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

Our team has created a new resource to support assisted living facilities with understanding and implementing the emergency preparedness requirements contained in the so-called "Appendix Z."

Payment & Background Checks Needed for Assisted Living Licensure Completion

On June 30, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) clarified the final steps providers need to complete to receive their assisted living license by Aug. 1.

LTCC Validation Expected to Resume Under Assisted Living Licensure

On June 30, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The requirement for an assisted living licensed setting to inform a prospective resident of the availability of and contact information for long-term care consultation services continues as we transition to assisted living licensure.

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