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Care Center Occupancy Could Hit New Low in 2017

On June 13, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

Occupancy rates in care centers could hit a new low this year if current trends continue, according to a report released by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) last week. 

New Emergency Preparedness Toolkit Available for Care Centers

On December 13, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

A stakeholders group, including LeadingAge Minnesota members, has completed an updated toolkit to assist care centers in complying with federal emergency preparedness requirements that providers must implement by November 2017. The Toolkit is available through the Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition, and includes a variety of sample documents and tools. This work updates a toolkit that was first completed in August 2013. 

Care Center Property Appraisal Conference Call Scheduled for Aug. 25

On August 9, 2016 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will start the final wave of care center appraisals in September as part of its effort to develop a new property rate system. To help members in the final wave prepare for the appraisals, LeadingAge Minnesota, Care Providers of Minnesota and DHS will host a conference call/webinar on Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.

Radar Screens Help You Prepare for Regulatory Changes Headed Your Way

On July 27, 2016 by Jeff Bostic

We previewed our latest tool to help you prepare for regulatory changes coming your way at June District Meeting and Senior Living NOW, and now our Radar Screens are available to members on our web site.

Complete the Care Center Survey & You Could Win a Free Annual Meeting Registration

On March 2, 2016 by Jeff Bostic

Last week we sent care center members a short survey that is very important to advancing our legislative goals and securing continued support for the payment reform we passed last session. We need all care center members to respond to this survey by tomorrow, March 3.

Help Promote the New Care Center Payment System

On January 19, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Promoting the outcomes of the new care center payment system is key to protecting the reform we achieved in the last session and ensuring its sustainability in the years ahead. We are seeking members to serve as case studies to promote the benefits and outcomes of the new payment system.

Moratorium Exceptions Process Application Materials Available

On July 15, 2015 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently released application materials for this year’s round of the nursing facility moratorium exceptions process. Care centers interested in applying should complete and return the application materials to MDH by Wednesday, Dec. 9. Following a review process early next year, MDH expects to have a list of approved projects by March 28.

Legislature to Consider New Care Center Payment System

On January 21, 2015 by Jeff Bostic

The care center payment system has been broken for well over a decade now. While annual increases in rates are dependent on action by the Minnesota Legislature, which in many years is not forthcoming, costs continue to go up and competition for labor continue to put providers in a weaker position. The Long-Term Care Imperative is introducing a major reform initiative this week addressing the workforce challenges that providers face while improving quality and preserving access throughout the state.

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