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ALNET June Meetings and Survey Opportunities

On May 29, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

This special invitation goes out to all nurse leaders of assisted living home care. You are invited and encouraged to join an Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) June meeting nearest you and to participate in a brief survey to provide feedback regarding these meetings.  

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 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 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 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 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). 

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