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MedFuse Conference Brings Providers and Technologists Together to Innovate

On September 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

You’re invited to attend the second annual MedFuse Conference on Oct. 24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Registration is FREE for LeadingAge Minnesota members. Select the Medical Practitioner Ticket upon registration.   

Use Technology to Engage Staff

On September 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Did you know that 91% of Millennial and Gen Z new hires say that a company’s technological sophistication weighs into their decision to accept a new job? It is time to embrace and invest in technology to improve staff efficiency and engagement. Need some ideas? LeadingAge Minnesota members are implementing some great solutions: 

True Innovation is Needed in Senior Living

On August 20, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A recent article in Senior Housing News highlights that the “dots aren’t being connected” in senior living to get innovation past the pilot stage to make a true impact. 

HSS Fall Learning Lab Showcases Quality Improvement

On November 7, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Health Support Specialists (HSS) at the Fall Learning Lab presented quality improvement projects that they designed, launched, tracked and refined over the past year. The quality improvement projects, completed through the ICan initiative with Performance Excellence in Aging Services, were designed to transform care at the bedside. After an incredibly difficult round of judging, three groups were recognized for their quality improvement programs:  

Technology Addresses Physical Plant Needs of Long-Term Care Organizations

On April 25, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Technology solutions are expanding to help long term services and support providers address physical plant issues in their organizations, including data storage and internet service, facility maintenance, staff scheduling, resident security and asset protection. 

New Report Explores Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing

On March 6, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

A new report from the LeadingAge LTSS Center and Generations United identifies the characteristics of successful intergenerational programs in affordable senior housing communities, examines the implementation challenges these programs face, and offers strategies that programs can use to overcome these challenges. 

Ebenezer Receives LeadingAge Minnesota Innovation Award

On February 20, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Ebenezer recently received a Stars Among Us Innovation Award from LeadingAge Minnesota for its virtual reality initiative that allows older adults to experience the world in ways they never thought possible. 

LeadingAge Submits Feedback on Patient-Centered Care, Market Driven Reforms

On November 28, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge recently submitted feedback to the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) on new models of service delivery that would empower consumers, provide price transparency, increase choice and improve outcomes. 

HSS Fall Learning Lab Showcases ICan Quality Improvement Presentations

On October 24, 2017 by Laura Lutgens

Nine crowd-pleasing presentations on quality improvement designed to transform care at the bedside were the highlight of last month’s Health Support Specialist Fall (HSS) Learning Lab. After an incredibly difficult round of judging, Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes was named the winner of the ICan Innovation Contest. 

Minnesota Veterans Home Adult Day, Three Links Receive Innovation Awards

On March 15, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

The Minnesota Veterans Home Adult Day Center in Minneapolis and Three Links in Northfield recently received a Stars Among Us Innovation Award from LeadingAge Minnesota. 

Quality and Innovation Award Winning Programs Showcased at Institute

On January 17, 2017 by Barbara Landeen

LeadingAge Minnesota is pleased to present educational programs at the February Institute by the organizations that have received the prestigious Quality and Innovation Awards. These awards showcase exceptional progress in older adult services and share promising programs and new ideas with other members to help advance and transform the way we serve older adults.

Seeking Innovation? Visit State Innovation Model Website

On September 7, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

The State of Minnesota recently launched a new web site to showcase the work of the State Innovation Model (SIM). Health Reform Minnesota features success stories, fact sheets, program summaries, and more information on how providers and communities are working together to improve health, provide better care and lower health care costs.

LifeSprk CTO Launches New Global Capital Tech Initiative in Minnesota

On July 13, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

The intersection of technology and aging has arrived. LifeSprk Chief Technology Officer John Fraser is driving a new initiative in Minnesota to financially support start-up companies with the best ideas for improving the lives of aging people.

Savings & Solutions Center Helps Meet Family Caregivers Growing Interest in Technology

On June 1, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

When it comes to using technology to support the care of their loved ones, family caregivers are more interested in solutions that facilitate scheduling and medication delivery than hiring help or viewing motivational content online.

Reemo Designs Technology To Give Seniors Independence

On March 23, 2016 by Rick Lazzari

The rapidly growing aging population, a declining workforce in long term care, and consumer preference to remain independent for as long as possible in their homes is mandating a new way to deliver quality services and supports to aging Minnesotans. Reemo, one of the newest partners in the LeadingAge Savings & Solutions Center is designing technology to give seniors independence, improve their wellness and stay socially connected. 

LeadingAge Minnesota Recognizes Innovation and Quality

On February 17, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Innovation and quality are two care values of LeadingAge Minnesota. Each year, we recognize members who have implemented innovative programs and quality initiatives to transform and enhance the experience of aging. 

Nominate an Innovative Leader for Caregiving Award

On April 1, 2015 by Mary Youle

The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is now accepting applications for the Innovation in Caregiving award. The award recognizes individuals who have invented a device or technique that solves a caregiving challenge or have found a new application for an existing devise or technique that supports caregiving of older adults. Applications are due Tuesday, June 30. Up to three winners will receive $1,000.
 

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