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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.

MDH Seeks Provider for Home Care Provider Advisory Council

On July 18, 2017 by Bobbie Guidry

Are you interested in helping shape home care and assisted living standards, regulations and policies? The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care Provider Advisory Council has a vacancy for a provider representative. 

Assisted Living Home Care Conference is Aug. 2

On July 12, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

Don’t miss the annual Assisted Living Home Care Conference on Aug. 2, co-sponsored with long-time collaborator Minnesota HomeCare Association. This one-day conference helps providers improve clinical care and operations. New this year, we are offering a 3-part series on Creating a Culture of Safety within your assisted living setting or home care program. 

Assisted Living & Home Care Conference is Aug. 2; Co-located the day before Senior Living NOW

On June 28, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

New this year, we’ve combined two popular conferences in back-to-back days at the same location. If you are attending Senior Living Now, consider bringing your clinical team to the Assisted Living and Home Care Conference, co-sponsored with Minnesota HomeCare Association (MHCA), the day before.  

Assisted Living and Home Care Conference is Aug. 2 – Full Details Now Online

On June 20, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

Complete conference details and session descriptions are now available online for the annual Assisted Living and Home Care Conference, co-sponsored with Minnesota HomeCare Association. Featured this year is a track of sessions on creating a culture of safety. 

Assisted Living Home Care Survey Trends

On June 20, 2017 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

Comprehensive Home Care surveys for Assisted Living conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have resulted in providers being cited for correction orders 44 percent to 80 percent of the time for the top 10 violations of Minnesota state statutes.  

Last Chance to Register: How to Start a Medicare Home Care Agency Workshop

On June 13, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

The registration deadline for How to Start a Medicare Home Care Agency sponsored by the Minnesota HomeCare Association has been extended to Thursday, June 15. Interested LeadingAge Minnesota members can attend the one day workshop at the MHCA member price of $149 per person which includes an in-depth resource guide. 

Assisted Living and Home Care Conference is Aug. 2

On June 7, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

The annual Assisted Living and Home Care Conference, co-sponsored with Minnesota HomeCare Association, is conveniently co-located and scheduled the day before Senior Living NOW. Session topics include creating a culture of safety, preparing for a smooth home care survey, and Minnesota’s transition plan for the HCBS Settings Rule and more. Register here through MHCA. This conference is sponsored by Thrifty White Pharmacy and Wipfli, LLP.

Last Chance: Home Care Nurse Manager Certificate Program Begins June 7

On May 31, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

The popular Home Care Nurse Managers Certificate Program begins on June 7 and is filling quickly. This six-part educational series is specifically tailored to help nurse managers build the essential knowledge and skills needed to work effectively and efficiently in the challenging field of home care services, including home care assisted living programs in senior housing. Find complete details and register here

Two Popular Summer Conferences Open for Registration

On May 31, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

For the first time ever, LeadingAge Minnesota is co-locating two of our most popular housing conferences and scheduling them back-to-back. The Assisted Living and Home Care Conference is August 2 and Senior Living NOW! is August 3, both at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul. 

Is Integrated Home Care Licensing and the HCBS Designation for Me?

On May 23, 2017 by Bobbie Guidry

When the Home Care Law was revised in 2013, an option was added to allow licensees to apply for Integrated Licensure and a Home and Community-Based Services designation effective in 2015. The designation allows the licensee to provide any of six basic support services under their home care license that would otherwise also require a 245D license.

Time Running Out to Register: Home Care Nurse Managers Certificate Program Begins June 7

On May 23, 2017 by Heidi Simpson

The popular Home Care Nurse Managers Certificate Program begins on June 7 and is filling quickly. This six-part educational series is specifically tailored to help nurse managers build the essential knowledge and skills needed to work effectively and efficiently in the challenging field of home care services, including home care assisted living programs in senior housing. 

MDH Resumes Home Care and Assisted Living Program Calls

On May 16, 2017 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) resumed its provider calls for the Home Care and Assisted Living program on May 4. If you missed the call, a recorded version is available at the link below.  

New Report Shows Workforce Challenges Post Risk to Vibrant, Capable Home Care Sector

On May 2, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

A growing demand for home and community-based services combined with a pressing need to recruit and retain jobs in home care poses a risk for Minnesota’s vibrant and capable home care sector. A new report from PHI and LeadingAge Minnesota, State of Care: Minnesota’s Home Care Landscape, provides new data and insight into the caregiving crisis in home care. 

Comprehensive Home Care Under Microscope? ALNET April Meetings Take a Closer Look

On April 5, 2017 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

Did you know of the top 10 cited deficiencies in home care, there is a greater than 50 percent chance you will be cited for not meeting service delivery standards. Home care nurse leaders should attend an Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meeting in April to learn about the challenges of meeting the regulatory standards of service delivery, and share best practices on how to establish systems, policies and procedures to meet the standards of practice. 

Home Care Provider Advisory Council Meets March 6

On February 28, 2017 by Bobbie Guidry

The next meeting of the Home Care Provider Advisory Council, which provides advice to the Home Care and Assisted Living Program for the Health Regulation Division at the Minnesota Department of Health, is March 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Waiver Payment Delays Reported

On February 21, 2017 by Bobbie Guidry

Several providers have reported receiving notices of payment denial due to expired Home Care licenses attached to their provider enrollment with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). 

New Resources for Assisted Living Home Care

On February 21, 2017 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

LeadingAge Minnesota is pleased to offer a variety of resources for Comprehensive Licensed Assisted Living Home Care providers to help you prepare for an upcoming survey, get up to speed on regulatory and compliance issues, and develop greater confidence in your performance. These resources are available to members at no cost and are easily accessed from our website. 

CMS Publishes Conditions of Participation for Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies

On February 14, 2017 by Bobbie Guidry

The first major overhaul of rules governing home health agencies in almost 30 years have been published and are set to go into effect in July. The requirements do not apply to state-only licensed home care agencies, but do apply to any Medicare-certified agencies. 

Time Out: What One Assisted Living Home Care Tag is Cited 72% of the Time?

On February 1, 2017 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

It has been two years since the new comprehensive home care regulations were implemented. Current survey results indicate that some of the very detailed expectations of the regulations are not being met. This is especially true for one tag: service plan content.   

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