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On September 22, 2022 by Erin Huppert
In Minnesota, voters can apply for and receive absentee ballots starting this week. Absentee voting, also known as early voting, is an easy way to ensure that you can cast your vote if you don't know your schedule for Election Day.
On September 1, 2022 by Dan Nelson
Last week, Congressman Tom Emmer joined Guardian Angels CEO Traci Larson, State Rep. Paul Novotny, and State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer at Guardian Angels Care Center, a skilled nursing community in Elk River. LeadingAge Minnesota staff also attended the meeting.
On August 25, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
According to the Department of Human Services, a net total of 13 adult day programs closed from 2021 to the midpoint of this year. The availability of adult day services as our state ages is increasingly essential to promote quality of life and health.
On August 4, 2022 by Erin Huppert
Tuesday, Aug. 9, marks Primary Election Day in Minnesota. A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in November for the General Election. This August, voters will see partisan offices, like House, Senate or Governor, up for election and non-partisan offices, like county commissioner and municipal office races.
On July 28, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
LeadingAge Minnesota has received new and welcome guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) concerning changes to assisted living contracts.
On July 21, 2022 by Erin Huppert
Though the Minnesota Legislature adjourned this year with unfinished business, including a failure to provide funding for wage increases for aging services caregivers, a small number of bills were signed into law.
Election Season Question: Can Political Candidates Access Older Adults in Aging Services Communities?
On July 7, 2022 by Erin Huppert
It's not just the weather heating up: election season is upon us, and candidates seeking elected office in November are hitting the pavement to meet potential constituents. Under Minnesota law, political candidates should be granted access to multi-unit dwellings used as residences, including nursing homes, assisted living buildings, and independent living. Candidates are also permitted to leave materials behind, though nursing homes may require that materials are left at a central location.
On June 30, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
Lawmakers included a change to the Assisted Living Resident Bill of Rights in the Health and Human Services Policy Bill that passed in the final days of the 2022 legislative session, which requires potential documentation for affected residents.
On June 30, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
By now, you know that the Minnesota State Legislature adjourned at the end of last month without spending any of the state's $9 billion budget surplus. Even though negotiations have crumbled, we cannot stop our advocacy!
On June 23, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
In a special edition of the ALL Together Newsletter sent last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reviewed the assisted living license renewal information and provided a list of changes affecting assisted living facilities included in the Health and Human Services Policy Bill passed in the final hours of the 2022 legislative session.
On June 23, 2022 by Erin Huppert
Late last week, news broke that negotiations for a special session between legislative leaders and Governor Walz have stalled. For now, there will be no special session to address deep needs across the state for taxes, public projects, education, public safety and health and human services.
On May 26, 2022 by Jeff Bostic
One of the provisions of the Health and Human Services policy bill that passed on the last night of the session made revenue-neutral revisions to the Elderly Waiver Customized Living (EWCL) disproportionate share program for the 2023 calendar year and beyond.
On May 26, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
On Sunday evening, the Minnesota Legislature passed a provision as part of its Health and Human Services Policy bill to allow remote adult day as a service.
On May 26, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry
The 2022 legislative session in Minnesota has come to a close. Although our advocacy for funding to support assisted living providers continues, the Minnesota Legislature passed several policy changes affecting assisted living providers.
On May 26, 2022 by Jonathan Lips
Although the Health and Human Services conference committee could not agree on new funding measures, the committee reached a consensus on a package of policy changes that passed both the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives on the last day of the legislative session. The policy bill includes two provisions that provide some relief for providers relating to background studies.
On May 26, 2022 by Erin Huppert
Minnesota lawmakers adjourned on Monday without passing several high-priority omnibus bills, including education, taxes, public safety, and, most notably, the Health and Human Services (HHS) spending bill.
On May 19, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
It’s crunch time on the advocacy front! At the state level, we are in the final days of the legislative session and funding for aging services in still in play. Without our encouragement, funding could easily be left out of a final budget agreement.
On May 12, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
LeadingAge Minnesota members have been lifting their voices in support of caregivers and the seniors they serve to advocate for higher wages and access to care for Minnesota’s seniors.
11% of Nursing Homes; 20% of Assisted Living Face Closure According to New Long-Term Care Imperative Survey
On May 5, 2022 by Jeff Bostic
Aging services providers across the state face dire financial conditions that jeopardize access to care for Minnesota's seniors, according to a recent survey conducted by the Long-Term Care Imperative.
On March 31, 2022 by Libbie Chapuran
On behalf of the Long-Term Care Imperative, we are sharing a petition to support an important bill that would help raise your wages and address the staff shortage in senior care.