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Minnesota Department of Health Releases Proposed Assisted Living Licensure Rules

On October 14, 2020 by Kari Thurlow

The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities (Chapter 4659).

New Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes and HWS/AL Takes Effect October 17

On October 14, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Both nursing homes and housing with services/assisted living settings will be hard at work this week preparing for implementation of new visitation guidance that takes for effect for both of these provider groups this Saturday, Oct. 17.

MDH Seeks Qualified Candidates for Assisted Living Quality of Care Task Force

On October 7, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In a Bulletin issued October 1st, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) invites qualified candidates to apply to serve on the newly formed Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Task Force.

Mentoring Program for LPNs in Assisted Living: Exciting New Pilot Project Opportunity

On September 23, 2020 by Julie Apold

LeadingAge Minnesota is partnering with The Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to work with a few select organizations to pilot

Assisted Living/HWS Management Certificate Program Opens for Registration this Week

On September 16, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

The highly anticipated Assisted Living/HWS Management Certificate Program will open for registration this week. This 6-part virtual series features expert faculty and essential content for

FAQ’s on 144G - the Assisted Living Statute

On September 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In the past several months we have received a number of questions from individuals new to their positions or to an assisted living setting. One of the frequent questions is what applies now, and what

Home Care and Assisted Living Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting

On September 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting via conference call on Monday, September 14, from 3:00-4:30 PM.

Medicaid Providers: Apply for Provider Relief Funds, Application Portal Opens Today

On June 10, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will distribute funds to Medicaid providers who do not participate in Medicare, including Assisted Living and Adult Day, through the Provider Relief Fund through a time-limited  application process vs. automatic payment. The application portal opens June 10 (today). Here’s what we know so far: 

Providers Call for More COVID-19 Relief Federal Funding for Assisted Living

On May 26, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

As the federal government continues to provide funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, senior living providers continue to express concerns that the support leaves assisted living, memory care and independent living behind.  

Home Remains #1 Choice for Older Adults; Assisted Living Ranks Second

On November 5, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Receiving long-term care at home continues to rank as the number one preference for adults age 50 or older, but almost one-fifth said they would prefer an assisted living facility. 

GAO Examines Abuse Reporting in Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living

On October 1, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Elder Abuse: Federal Requirements for Oversight in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Differ, examined the variations in oversight and abuse reporting requirements between nursing homes assisted living.   

Important Salary & Benefits Report Underway for Assisted Living

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service, in cooperation with LeadingAge National, is currently conducting its 22nd annual Assisted Living Salary and Benefits Report and invites LeadingAge members to participate.  

Individualized Treatment/Therapy Mgmt Plan Tops MDH Survey Trends in Assisted Living Home Care

On September 3, 2019 by Sue Boyd

A recent analysis of Comprehensive Home Care licensed providers surveys for the past quarter (April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019) revealed several trends. Of the top 10 correction orders written, Tag #1035 Individualized Treatment/Therapy Mgmt Plan has risen to the top of the 52 initial surveys conducted. 

MDH Releases New Bulletin on Assisted Living and Home Care Protections

On August 6, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued Information Bulletin 19-03 informing the public about the home care and assisted living protections strengthened by the Minnesota Legislature as part of the Elder Care and Vulnernable Adult Protection Act of 2019. 

Session Update: Fast Pace, Moving Parts as Legislature Moves to 2nd Deadline

On March 27, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

It has been another busy week at the State Capitol as the House and Senate push to meet its second policy deadline on Friday. Committees are working day and night to squeeze bills into hearing agendas to keep certain pieces of legislation alive. Governor Walz released his supplemental budget recommendations and is prepping for his first State of the State address on April 3. And we are deep in the trenches advocating and testifying – in favor and in opposition – on bills that have a direct impact on our field and the people we serve. 

Considerations for Weekend and Evening Returns from Hospitalizations in Assisted Living

On March 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

As renters of a housing setting, a resident has the right to return to their home following an absence at any time. In some instances, the person has had a change of need that requires added home care services, supplies, or even an interim stay at somewhere like a rehabilitation or transitional care setting. Communication with a resident/representative and hospital staff is vital to assure a smooth transition and appropriate services and supplies being in place. 

Infection Control, Investigations vs. Surveys Featured Topics at Feb. 20 Home Care Matters Webinar

On February 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The next Home Care Matters webinar, hosted by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

Join MDH for Home Care Matters Call on Feb. 20

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will hold its next quarterly Home Care Matters call on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. These calls are a great opportunity for providers to discuss issues affected home care with MDH. 

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