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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. 

Join MDH for Home Care Matters Call on Feb. 20

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will hold its next quarterly Home Care Matters call on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. These calls are a great opportunity for providers to discuss issues affected home care with MDH. 

New Home Care Survey Forms Being Piloted

On September 12, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) surveyors will be piloting new survey forms over the next six weeks. 

Assisted Living Certificate Program Fall Series is Sold Out

On August 22, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Our popular Assisted Living Certificate Program has sold out for the fall series. To be placed on a waiting list, contact Ashley Rogers

Update: MDH Sending Survey Results Via Email to State Licensed Only Home Care Providers

On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Effective July 1, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of survey results to state licensed only home care providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record. This change does not apply to Medicare certified home health agencies.

Assisted Living Certificate Program Begins Sept. 26 – Limited Space Still Available

On August 14, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Assisted Living Certificate Program begins Sept. 26 and space is running out. 

Check Your Email: MDH Now Sending Home Care Survey Results by Email

On July 31, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Effective July 1, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of license survey results to providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record with MDH. 

Last Chance to Register for July 25 Assisted Living Home Care Conference

On July 17, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

The last day to pre-register for the 2018 Assisted Living and Home Care Conference is Thursday, July 19. 

Minor Change Made to Home Care Law

On June 26, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

While the legislative session did not result in the clarifications to the Home Care Law that we had worked on with the Minnesota Department of Health, the HomeCare Association and the Long-Term Care Imperative, a minor change was made to the law regarding life-sustaining treatment.  

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