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Sept. 24 is Connect Conference Early Bird Deadline

On September 23, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Register by this Friday, Sept. 24 to get early-bird pricing on the 2021 Connect Conference. The conference will bring together senior housing, assisted living, and home care on Oct. 27-28 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

Connect Conference Early Bird Deadline is Sept. 24

On September 15, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The 2021 Connect Conference brings together senior housing, assisted living, and home care on Oct. 27-28 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The early bird registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 24.

Fall Conferences Coming in Sept. and October

On September 8, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Make plans to join us at three signature event conferences this fall – the virtual Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum, the Quality and Patient Safety Conference and Workshop, and the Connect Conference. Registration is open for all events.

New! Connect Conference Oct. 27-28 in Brooklyn Center

On September 1, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The Connect Conference that brings together senior housing, assisted living, and home care returns to Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center this Oct. 27 and 28. The landscape of aging services has changed in the last year, and this conference features several related educational sessions.

2021 Connect Conference Coming Soon

On August 25, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The 2021 Connect Conference for Senior Housing, Assisted Living, and Home Care is on Oct. 27-28 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center. Save the dates and watch for conference and registration information coming later this week.

October Conferences Highlight Quality, Housing/Assisted Living/Home Care

On August 18, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Mark your calendar for two upcoming conferences in October.

The new Quality and Patient Safety Conference is on Oct. 18, emphasizing how to create the culture and environment that supports continuous improvement. A pre-conference workshop on Oct. 17 focuses on the foundations of quality improvement.

MDH Reopens Basic and Temporary Home Care License Application Process

On July 21, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has reopened the application process for basic and temporary home care licenses as of July 16.

2021 Connect Conference: Oct. 27-28

On June 16, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota's Connect Conference for Senior Housing, Assisted Living, and Home Care is scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

Social Isolation Grant Funding Opportunity Available for Home Care and Assisted Living

On January 20, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The application is now available to apply for grants made available through the Home Care Provider Advisory Council. The Council has been given approval by the Commissioner of Health to provide funding to home care providers and other entities to mitigate social isolation of vulnerable adults residing in home care provider settings including assisted living settings.

Special Home Care Matters Call Monday

On November 25, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

As reported in last week’s Advantage, a special “Home Care Matters Call” will be held Monday, November 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. On the call MDH will cover Assisted Living Licensure topics and discussion. 

Notice of Vacancies on Key State Boards and Councils

On November 11, 2020 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Secretary of State released a notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. LeadingAge Minnesota members are encouraged to apply for and serve in these important public service roles. Vacancies include:

Home Care and Assisted Living Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting

On September 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting via conference call on Monday, September 14, from 3:00-4:30 PM.

LeadingAge MN Members Receive Live Well at Home Grants

On November 12, 2019 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced the newest grant recipients for the Live Well at Home Program. In total, 45 organizations received funding to help older adults maintain their health, independence and community involvement. Among them are five LeadingAge Minnesota members:  

MDH Posts Notice on Distribution of New Home Care Bill of Rights Language

On August 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week issued an update that addresses changes to the Home Care Bill of Rights that went into effect Aug. 1. MDH is working on updating each version of the Home Care Bill of Rights with the changes and will post them on its website when they are available. In the meantime, MDH is directing providers to the following notice to Home Care Providers to guide distribution of the new Bill of Rights language: 

First Pieces of Elder Care Protection Take Effect Aug. 1

On July 24, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

Several elements of the new Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019 take effect on Aug. 1, including retaliation protections, new fines, a maltreatment compensation fund, revisions to the Home Care Bill of Rights and the new Health Services Executive license. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has not released guidance on many of these provisions at this time.  

Spring Assisted Living Certificate Program Begins Next Week – A Few Spots Remain

On April 16, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

The Assisted Living Certificate Program for Assisted Living/Housing-with-Services managers and home care nurse managers provides essential training on the most important core skills and knowledge for housing and home care nursing managers. A limited number of spots are still available for the Spring series, which starts next week (April 25 – June 5) and has a $100 savings incentive on registration. 

Considerations for Weekend and Evening Returns from Hospitalizations in Assisted Living

On March 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

As renters of a housing setting, a resident has the right to return to their home following an absence at any time. In some instances, the person has had a change of need that requires added home care services, supplies, or even an interim stay at somewhere like a rehabilitation or transitional care setting. Communication with a resident/representative and hospital staff is vital to assure a smooth transition and appropriate services and supplies being in place. 

New Affiliation Strengthens Home Care and Hospice Expertise and Opportunities

On March 13, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge national has taken an important step toward increasing its impact and influence across the full continuum of services and supports for people as they age by entering into an agreement with the intent to affiliate with the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and ElevatingHOME.  

Home Care and Assisted Living Provider Change of Information Reporting Required

On February 19, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

Licensed home care providers and registered home management providers are required to notify the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) within 10 days when there is a change on the license or registration. A Change of Information Form is available on the MDH website. 

Infection Control, Investigations vs. Surveys Featured Topics at Feb. 20 Home Care Matters Webinar

On February 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The next Home Care Matters webinar, hosted by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

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