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Save the Date: 2018 Assisted Living &Home Care Conference is July 25

On May 29, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

The annual Assisted Living and Home Care Conference, co-sponsored with Minnesota HomeCare Association, is right around the corner, July 25. 

Assisted Living Certificate Program Summer Series Filling Quickly

On May 15, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s new Assisted Living Certificate Program has been redesigned with the leadership team in mind – one combined course with separate learning tracks for Housing-with-Services/Assisted Living Managers and Home Care Nurse Managers. The summer series begins May 30, and limited seats remain for participation. 

Home Care Matters Provider Webinar

On May 15, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Home Care Matters, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program provider webinar, will take place on May 23 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Providers will the opportunity to: 

New Assisted Living Certificate Program – Registration Open Soon

On April 25, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Last week’s newsletter included a preview of our new Assisted Living Certificate Program, a combined series with separate tracks for Assisted Living/Housing with Services Managers and Nurse Managers. 

This program will be offered in the spring and the fall of 2018. Registration will be open very soon and is expected to fill quickly. Watch the LeadingAge Minnesota website and your email for registration announcement.

FAQ: What Duties Can an LPN Carry Out in Assisted Living Home Care?

On April 25, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Two questions that arise frequently from Assisted Living Home Care Providers relate to what an LPN can carry out when delegated to by the RN.  Both questions have been addressed by the Minnesota Department of Health in their Provider FAQ responses: 

Announcing Our New Assisted Living Certificate Program

On April 17, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota has combined the best of two popular and enduring certificate programs into one program that meets the current demands and expectations of the key leaders working in Minnesota assisted living programs. This new educational offering is the merger of the previous Housing-with-Services Management and Home Care Nurse Managers certificate programs. 

Mid-Session Legislative Update

On April 4, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

The Minnesota Capitol is quiet this week as lawmakers are in the middle of a 10-day spring break recess. The following is a mid-session legislative update and a summary of the some of the key issues we are tracking: 

Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council Meets April 16

On March 20, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council quarterly meeting will meet on April 16 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Bill to Revise Home Care Law Introduced

On March 6, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Legislation amending the Home Care Law has been introduced this session. The bill was developed through a working group of the Minnesota Home Care Association, Care Providers of Minnesota, and LeadingAge Minnesota, with technical assistance provided through the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). 

Comprehensive Home Care Survey Trends in Assisted Living

On December 13, 2017 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

The latest trends in reviewing the posted Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) surveys for state-licensed Comprehensive Home Care Providers reveals four tag numbers being cited 50 to 60 percent of the time. These same 4 tag numbers -- Tag 0870: Contents of Service Plan, Tag 1245: TB Prevention and Control, Tag 0815: Employee Records and Tag 0265: Up-to-Date Plan including Accepted Standards of Practice -- have remained in the top 10 over an extended period of time.  

Home Care and Assisted Living Advisory Council Meeting is Dec. 4

On November 21, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, Dec. 4 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Members and the public can attend the meeting or participate by telephone: 

MDH Clarifies ICLS Services and HCBS Designation for Home Care License

On November 21, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has provided clarifications on the Individual Community Living Support (ICLS) service and the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) designation for a home care license. 

Home Care Matters Provider Conference Call is Nov. 15

On October 31, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program will host Home Care Matters, a provider teleconference and webinar, on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Registration is required

Big Risks, Big Rewards: The Home Care Opportunity

On September 19, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

The demand for at-home care is expected to soar as the baby boomer generation ages. A new report from Senior Housing News takes a closer look at the risks and opportunities senior living providers face in expanding their services to include private pay personal care in people’s homes. 

Documentation Requirements for Medicare-Certified Home Health Services

On September 6, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Requirements for Minnesota Health Care Programs payment of home health services were amended on July 1 to comply with the federal regulation that requires documentation of a face-to-face encounter, including via telehealth, with a physician or a non-physician practitioner. 

Home Care Committee Develops Recommendations for Home Care Law

On August 22, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

A task force of LeadingAge Minnesota Home Care Committee members met in late June to develop recommendations for clarification and revision of the Comprehensive Home Care law. With several years of experience with the new law, and identified areas causing confusion and variation in interpretation, the Home Care Committee developed recommendations to put forward to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and for potential legislative action.  

Home Care Matters Scheduled for Aug. 23

On August 7, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Home Care Matters, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program provider teleconference, is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. 

MDH Hosts Home Care Matters Provider Call

On August 2, 2017 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will host a Home Care and Assisted Living Program teleconference on Wed., Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Featured topics include regulatory updates and issues affecting home care in Minnesota. 

Friday is Deadline to Register for Summer Conferences

On July 25, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

Senior Living NOW and the Assisted Living Home Care Conference are next week. These summertime conferences deliver valuable training, updates and peer connections for senior housing, assisted living and home care providers. This Friday, July 28 is the deadline to pre-register.  

Still Time to Register for Summer Conferences

On July 18, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

The Assisted Living Home Care Conference and Senior Living NOW are just two weeks away. These summertime conferences deliver valuable training and updates for senior housing, assisted living and home care providers. There is still time to pre-register: Assisted Living and Home Care Conference, Aug. 2, Saint Paul and Senior Living NOW, Aug. 3, Saint Paul.

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