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Update on Abbott BinaxNOW Test Distribution

On September 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided updated information concerning distribution of the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests

CDC Will Update NHSN to Accept Laboratory Test Results

On September 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Since early May care centers have been using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to report COVID-19 cases and related data to the CDC.

Influenza & Vaccinations in the Land of COVID-19

On September 30, 2020 by Kari Everson

Fall signals many wonderful traditions and memories such as pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, crackling fires, spectacular views of changing leaves . . . and influenza vaccines!

Guidance for Temporary Tent Structures and Clear Dividers for LTC Visitation

On September 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today released guidance on the use of temporary tent structures and clear dividers for purposes of visitation, which will be helpful for both nursing homes and housing with services/assisted living communities.

HUD Permits Alternatives to Resident Meetings for RAD

On September 23, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In a Notice issued Friday, HUD permits alternatives to group resident meetings required for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). For PHAs or owners undergoing a RAD conversion

Resiliency Tip For COVID-19 Stress: Build in Things to Look Forward to During the Day

On September 23, 2020 by LeadingAge

When we are stretched thin personally and professionally, it is a “grind” every day that leaves little room for self-care. You’re in good company if you feel like there’s not time or energy

Why Transparency is a Leader’s Best Communications Tool

On September 23, 2020 by Terri Foley

As a leader, you know that it’s not always easy to be transparent especially with bad news, but the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of

Attention Housing Support (GRH) Providers: COVID Add-on Reporting Due by 9-30-20

On September 23, 2020 by LeadingAge

One final reminder that reporting on funds received last spring related to the Housing Support (GRH) Program are due by the end of September.

COVID-19 Coping & Resilience Tip: A Joyful Relief Moment

On September 23, 2020 by Terri Foley

The physical, cognitive and psychological benefits of laughter and distraction with adorable or beautiful things are well documented, and something we really need now in the time of COVID.

DHS to Resume Fingerprint-Based Background Studies on October 7

On September 23, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that it will return to conducting fingerprint-based background studies beginning at 6 a.m. Wed., Oct. 7, 2020, and entities will no longer

MDH, Providers Weigh Impact of CMS Revised Visitation Guidance

On September 23, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In recognition of the physical and emotional toll that separation from family and other loved ones has taken on residents, CMS has issued

Budgeting in Uncertain Times

On September 16, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Mark your calendar for October 1, 1-2 p.m. for a timely webinar—Budgeting in Uncertain Times. This strategy-focused webinar is designed to help leaders and financial staff make informed decisions

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

On September 16, 2020 by Terri Foley

During the past few weeks, we’ve been adding many new tools and resources to our COVID-19 webpage—with a heavy emphasis on testing.

Efforts to Eradicate Loneliness during the Pandemic and Beyond

On September 16, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Even in normal times, many residents in our settings, are lonely – lonely for one to one connection and relationships, lonely for conversation beyond our settings, lonely for opportunities to share their life experiences, lonely.

Safe Care in the Age of COVID – Safe Care Champions Call Next Thursday

On September 16, 2020 by Julie Apold

Safe Care Champions play an important role in meeting our goal of Eliminating Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving—which includes eliminating preventable infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Resilience Building in 30 Seconds for COVID-19 Stress

On September 16, 2020 by LeadingAge

Often, stress-relief strategies are avoided because we feel we have no time for them. Today’s focus is on resilience-building/stress-reducing strategies

Health Officials Begin Statewide COVID-19 Survey of Minnesota Households

On September 16, 2020 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is conducting a voluntary statewide survey

Adult Day Services Response to COVID-19

On September 16, 2020 by Roni Falck

A recent survey of LeadingAge Minnesota Adult Day Services providers highlighted significant changes in the field due to COVID-19

Nursing Assistant Training Waiver: Update and Advocacy

On September 16, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the State of Minnesota and CMS have taken actions to help providers respond, including granting temporary flexibility

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