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The Workforce Data Portal is Here

On June 2, 2022 by Anna Mowry

Just last month, LeadingAge Minnesota launched an exciting new resource to allow members to track and benchmark critical workforce data – The Workforce Data Portal.

Annual Membership Survey: Feedback Requested by May 27

On May 5, 2022 by Luke Jenkins

We respect and value your opinion, and we ask you to share your thoughts in our 2022 Annual Membership Survey.

Looking back at the past two years, we can all agree it hasn’t been easy. We faced a global pandemic head-on and continue to work together to address the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and the severe workforce crisis plaguing our settings. But we also must look ahead. Minnesota is now home to one million seniors, and we are seeking new, innovative ways to serve all those who need care in our settings.

Occupancy Increases Slightly but Held Back by Staffing Challenges

On May 5, 2022 by Jeff Bostic

The Long-Term Care Imperative recently completed an analysis of care center occupancy for the first quarter of this year. Compared to last year, it shows some improvement but nothing close to a return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels.

11% of Nursing Homes; 20% of Assisted Living Face Closure According to New Long-Term Care Imperative Survey

On May 5, 2022 by Jeff Bostic

Aging services providers across the state face dire financial conditions that jeopardize access to care for Minnesota's seniors, according to a recent survey conducted by the Long-Term Care Imperative.

Coming Soon! Track and Compare Your Workforce Data in New Data Portal Application

On April 28, 2022 by Jeff Bostic

On Monday, May 2, LeadingAge Minnesota will launch an exciting new resource to allow members to track and benchmark critical workforce data. In LeadingAge Minnesota's data portal, members can access a new workforce data application containing data entry and comparison reports on employee turnover, employee retention, and vacancy rates for each quarter. 

DHS Ends Current Round of Assisted Living Report Card Resident Satisfaction Surveys

On March 3, 2022 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently informed LeadingAge Minnesota that they are ending this current round of Assisted Living Resident Satisfaction surveys. The surveys are currently being conducted under contract by Vital Research.

2021 Compensation Reports Available for Purchase

On December 30, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge recently mailed complimentary copies of the 2021 compensation reports for nursing facilities and senior housing providers to members who participated in those surveys.

Occupancy Increasing Slightly but Held Back by Staffing Challenges

On December 2, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

The Long-Term Care Imperative recently completed an analysis of care center occupancy for the first three quarters of this year, and it shows some improvement in the third quarter. However, the modest uptick still puts occupancy far below pre-pandemic levels.

New Workforce, Demographics Data Updated in Environmental Scan

On October 14, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge Minnesota has recently completed an update of our environmental scan, which tracks key trends and issues across various essential categories, including demographics, workforce, payment and consumer preferences. The scan is an excellent tool for use in strategic planning discussions with boards and other key leaders.

Statewide Survey on Staffing Crisis Will Inform Solutions

On September 30, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge Minnesota has been working intensively with state agency leaders to illustrate the seriousness and urgency of the workforce crisis facing providers and collaborate on identifying solutions and support to respond.

Workforce Survey Results to Inform Key Advocacy to Address Staffing Challenges

On September 8, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

This week, the Long-Term Care Imperative is conducting a survey of workforce conditions faced by care center and assisted living members.

Members Encouraged to Submit MDH Vaccine Survey Weekly

On January 20, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

Starting last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is conducting a weekly survey on vaccination in long-term care settings. The survey allows MDH and the provider associations to track the progress of vaccination of residents and staff in sites across the state. Providers are asked to visit the vaccine REDcap survey link each Wednesday to updated their information.

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. 

Disruptions and the Future of Senior Living: NIC Founder Bob Kramer Featured at Annual Meeting

On July 10, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

Bob Kramer, founder and strategic advisor for the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC), will be a featured presenter at the upcoming Annual Meeting & Leadership Forum, Sept. 17-20 at Madden’s in Brainerd.  

Salary Survey Deadline Extended

On July 10, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

The deadline for the annual salary survey, which is a joint project of LeadingAge Minnesota, Care Providers of Minnesota, and the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Minnesota, has been extended until the end of July for those members who have not returned it yet. 

Salary Survey 2019 Forms Available

On June 4, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

The 2019 version of our annual salary survey was recently emailed to all members and human services contacts. The survey, a project of LeadingAge Minnesota, Care Providers of Minnesota and the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Minnesota, results in two comprehensive reports on employee compensation in care centers and senior housing settings.  

Workforce Data

On May 22, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Let’s talk about data! Workforce data in our field can tell a powerful story about the need for resources and recruitment in our profession. Consider bringing this information to your leadership team, an all staff meeting, your Board of Directors, a local Chamber, networking group, place of worship, or even the family members and supporters of your organization.  

HWS Survey Shows Mixed Results in Workforce Indicators

On April 24, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Our recent Housing with Services (HWS) legislative survey shows mixed results on the key workforce indicators we track annually. While employee vacancy rates declined for all HWS staff, employee turnover rose dramatically for home care aides. 

Care Center Data Shows Deteriorating Picture

On March 19, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Care center occupancy is at an all-time low and the workforce situation is only getting more challenging, according to a new analysis we recently completed based on the 2018 occupancy survey and 2019 Long-Term Care Imperative legislative survey. 

The More You Know: Older Baby Boomers’ Preferences on Aging

On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Safety. Being around family. Having access to the outdoors. Affordability. These are just a few key findings in a new noteworthy study from LeadingAge and NORC. 

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