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Grants Available for Online Dementia Care Training Program

On April 7, 2021 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), through the Nursing Facility Rates and Policy (NFRP) Division and the State Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Initiative, is seeking proposals from qualified Minnesota Medicaid-Certified Nursing Facilities that are interested in implementing an online Dementia Care Staff Training Program.

2022 Grants to Support Community Based Services and Dementia Care

On February 17, 2021 by Lori Meyer

Two grant opportunities are available to support community-based services and dementia care: Live Well at Home Grants through the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Dementia Grants through the Minnesota Board on Aging.

Dementia Care Training Begins Next Week: Strategies to Avert Challenging Behaviors

On November 11, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Do you want to be better equipped to address wandering, hoarding and resisting cares? What about repetitive statements, paranoia, inappropriate sexual expressions or aggression? Our dementia care training can help.

Check Out These New Education Offerings

On October 28, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Today’s Unemployment Claims: An Employer’s Guide

The arrival of the pandemic brought many changes to federal and state laws on unemployment compensation for workers in health care settings including changes to employees’ eligibility criteria and the effect of paid benefits on your unemployment costs.

Activity Tool: Working with Individuals with Dementia during COVID-19 and Beyond

On June 2, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

A new guide from the National Center for Creative Aging, the Creative Caregiving Guide©, is a free, web-based resource specially designed for family and professional caregivers of adults who live with Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders.  

Get to Know Me Information Helpful to Staff Caregivers

On April 28, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are instances when residents are cared for by new or temporary staff or need to be transferred without family to accompany them.  As staff work to provide the best possible care to residents, a brief information sheet about the individual that can be kept in the person’s room or apartment for easy reference can be very helpful.  

Project ECHO: Free, Innovative Dementia Training Opportunity for LeadingAge MN Members

On October 28, 2019 by Lori Meyer

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to announce it is now accepting Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the second round of the Project ECHO Assisted Living Communities program. The deadline for submission is Friday, Nov. 15. 

Act Now: Innovative Dementia Training Opportunity for Assisted Living Members

On September 24, 2019 by Lori Meyer

Through a unique partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association nationally and here in Minnesota, the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to announce an opportunity for our assisted living members to participate in Project ECHO—an internationally recognized training program to build skills and capacity in serving those with chronic, common and complex diseases.  

Dementia Resources Available through Minnesota Historical Society

On July 2, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Historical Society has developed several offerings for adults with dementia and their caregivers. Resources, tools and community engagement opportunities for residents and clients of care centers, assisted living, and Adult Day Service include:  

Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference Announced

On April 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

A free conference on caring for a person with memory loss will be held on June 1 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center. The conference is sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. 

Nursing Homes Make Continued Progress Against Anti-Psychotics Misuse

On January 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medications among nursing home residents has continued to decline, according to the latest report by the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.  

Katelyn Reichow, Friendship Village CNA, Receives Coveted National Dementia Award

On December 12, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Katelyn Reichow, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Friendship Village in Bloomington was named the 2018 CNA of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).  

MDH Adds Alzheimer’s Disease as Eligible Condition for Medical Cannabis

On December 5, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that Alzheimer’s disease will become eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota next year, making it the 14th health condition approved since the state’s cannabis program began in 2015. 

Training and Other Regulatory Resources Available for Care Centers

On September 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and other stakeholders to develop another series of provider-surveyor joint training sessions for care centers. Specific locations are still being finalized, but the dates are confirmed: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. There will be two metro sessions, and one each in northern, central and southern Minnesota. 

DHS Awards Grants to Support People with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers

On September 4, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Elder Circle in Grand Rapids and Volunteers of America recently received grants from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to support people with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them. 

694 Ways to Improve Services and Supports for People with Dementia

On June 4, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

A new report from the National Research Summit offers 694 recommendations that can guide providers of aging services as they design and implement programs for people living with dementia and their families. 

Board on Aging Announces RFP for Dementia Grants

On April 10, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board on Aging has released its competitive dementia grants request for proposal (RFP) seeking qualified grantees to provide services, education, and/or resources for persons with dementia and their caregivers. The deadline is May 11. 

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