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Bring Generations Together at Your Community

On January 14, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Need help in starting or enhancing intergenerational programs in your community? A new toolkit helps you plan, implement and evaluate programs and activities that connect older housing residents with young people in your community. The toolkit provides practical tools and tips to: 

6 Tech Themes to Help You Choose Your Next Tech Step

On November 26, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Technology is transforming senior living, from helping older adults stay connected, receive care and services at home, and stimulate physical and cognitive abilities to positively contributing to workforce recruitment and retention. What are the six themes helping providers choose their next tech steps?   

Best Buy Poised to Lead Senior Care

On October 23, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

As Best Buy continues its push into healthcare, senior care remains a strong focus—and could make the company the leader in the space. Key to this expansion will be Best Buy’s ability to strike strategic partnerships with payers like Medicare Advantage and Managed Care Plans; but what shouldn't be lost in this push for a competitive advantage is the relationship with senior care providers.  

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. 

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