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COVID-19: Limiting Access to Visitors

On March 10, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

On the heels of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releasing new guidance on visitation in nursing homes, LeadingAge Minnesota urged members to restrict all non-essential visits in nursing homes and adopt the limitation suggestions for other settings such as assisted living and adult day.  

MDH Releases Coronavirus Guidance for Adult Day Providers

On March 10, 2020 by Roni Falck

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released interim guidance for Adult Day Services and Senior Day Center settings to plan, prepare and respond to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).  

Legislators Advance Bills in Preparation for COVID-19

On March 10, 2020 by Libbie Chapuran

There are multiple bills are moving through the Legislature in order to prepare the state for a public health response to COVID-19. The House and Senate fast-tracked nearly $21 million for a contingency fund and are now considering legislation on a health care response loan program and a peacetime public health emergency.  

COVID-19: Response and Readiness Resources

On March 3, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge Minnesota has been working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and others to help inform our work on response and readiness resources on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for aging services providers. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is estimating that US risks for the virus are low, those we serve in senior living appear to be disproportionately at risk for the most serious respiratory infections associated with COVID-19. We encourage members to take advantage of these new opportunities and resources:  

CMS Urges Healthcare Settings to Prepare for Possibility of Coronavirus

On February 12, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

As concerns arise with the emerging 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) threat, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging all healthcare settings to carefully review information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

Coronavirus in the US: CDC Guidance Notes Concerns for Elders

On January 29, 2020 by Sue Boyd

Federal authorities are tracking the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a mysterious virus that has traveled from China to the United States. Though stateside risk is currently low, older adults are among those most vulnerable to the virus, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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