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Sept. 24 is Connect Conference Early Bird Deadline

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.

Do You Have Assisted Living Required Postings?

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:

Connect Conference Early Bird Deadline is Sept. 24

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.

Assisted Living Survey Observations Offer Helpful Reminders

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.

Fall Conferences Coming in Sept. and October

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.

Complete Affiliation of AL Background Studies Before Home Care Records Close

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.

COVID-19 Screening in Assisted Living

On September 8, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) clarified their interpretation of COVID-19 prevention and infection control in assisted living licensed facilities. Screening of residents by staff is required for each resident who is receiving assisted living services. Residents who are only receiving housing and supportive services may screen themselves and report results to staff.

New! Connect Conference Oct. 27-28 in Brooklyn Center

On September 1, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The Connect Conference that brings together senior housing, assisted living, and home care returns to Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center this Oct. 27 and 28. The landscape of aging services has changed in the last year, and this conference features several related educational sessions.

EduCare’s Dementia Series recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® Curriculum Review

On September 1, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

EduCare’s 5-part Dementia Series is now recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for successfully completing curriculum review and incorporating its evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.

2021 Connect Conference Coming Soon

On August 25, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The 2021 Connect Conference for Senior Housing, Assisted Living, and Home Care is on Oct. 27-28 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center. Save the dates and watch for conference and registration information coming later this week.

October Conferences Highlight Quality, Housing/Assisted Living/Home Care

On August 18, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Mark your calendar for two upcoming conferences in October.

The new Quality and Patient Safety Conference is on Oct. 18, emphasizing how to create the culture and environment that supports continuous improvement. A pre-conference workshop on Oct. 17 focuses on the foundations of quality improvement.

AL Notices to OOLTC – Disclosure of Special Care Status

On August 18, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Assisted living providers must send a Disclosure of Special Care Status to the Office of Ombudsman for Long-term Care when applicable.

The requirement is not new. However, it is an excellent time to update and send this disclosure if it applies to your setting. The Disclosure of Special Care Status is required of any assisted living with dementia care setting. 

UDALSA Clarifications for Assisted Living

On August 11, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

An essential requirement of assisted living is the provision of a Uniform Disclosure of Assisted Living Services and Amenities (UDALSA). The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has acknowledged that there can be more than one UDALSA per facility if there are varying services in different sections of the building.

Required Notices and Process to Submit to OOLTC under AL Law

On August 4, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Under the new assisted living (AL) law, providers must submit certain notices to the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care (OOLTC). A Cover Sheet for AL Notice to OOLTC has been developed to accompany every notice to OOLTC. Notices must be submitted to the fax number 651-431-7452 or emailed to ALnotices.OOLTC@state.mn.us. Do not send the notices to the Regional Ombudsman. For any questions about this cover sheet, please email ALnotices.OOLTC@state.mn.us.

Assisted Living Facilities Licensed

On August 4, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health has issued over 1,700 assisted living facility or assisted living facility with dementia care licenses as of Friday afternoon. For the remaining 286 conversion applicants who are waiting for background checks or who have final documents to submit, MDH has issued a conditional license.

BELTSS Licenses Over 1600 LALDs

On July 28, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board of Executives for Long-term Services and Supports (BELTSS) received over 2,995 applications before June 30 and over 1,600 Licensed Assisted Living Directors (LALDs) were fully licensed as of July 26.

2021 Connect Conference: Oct. 27-28

On June 16, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota's Connect Conference for Senior Housing, Assisted Living, and Home Care is scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

Registration Open for MHCEA Virtual Spring Conference

On April 28, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

Registration is now open for the Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) 2021 Spring Conference on May 27-28.

This year’s event will be virtual given the on-going impact of COVID-19. It features two half days of educational opportunities on regulatory compliance, maintenance, and safety issues, and sponsors will build virtual exhibit booth pages with information, photos and videos for you attendees to review and connect with them within the virtual platform.

MDH Publishes Updated Activities and Dining Guidance for Assisted Living Settings

On March 31, 2021 by Kari Everson

Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published updated guidance which allows for more flexibility for dining and guidance in assisted living settings.

Activities and meals are a significant factor in combating social isolation and bringing a sense of normalcy and stability to our resident’s lives.

Save the Date: MHCEA Virtual Spring Conference Set for May 6-7

On March 24, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) has confirmed May 6-7 as the dates for its 2021 Spring Conference. This year’s event will be in virtual format due to the on-going impact of COVID-19, with programming from 8 – 11:30 a.m. each day.

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