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On February 22, 2024 by Mark Schulz
On Feb. 19, the Senate Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. John Hoffman, held a hearing where the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) presented information about their change in fiscal policy about subsidizing MDH-licensed provider background studies.
On February 22, 2024 by Erin Huppert
If you're involved in advocacy efforts related to workforce, wages, and regulatory barriers, we have some great resources that can help.
On February 22, 2024 by Jeff Bostic
LeadingAge Minnesota and its Long-Term Care Imperative partner recently finished compiling the results of a provider survey focused on workforce and financial challenges, as well as another survey looking at nursing home occupancy. The results of the surveys will be used in the Long-Term Care Imperative’s messaging during the legislative session that recently got underway.
On February 1, 2024 by Erin Huppert
The Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board (NHWSB) will conduct five public forums across the state and online over the next two months.
On February 1, 2024 by Libbie Chapuran
Impressions of the care and service we provide for our seniors continue to be favorable, and there is strong support for the work performed by our caregivers and the need to raise their wages, according to a public opinion poll conducted by LeadingAge Minnesota and our Long-Term Care Imperative partner.
On January 11, 2024 by Kayla Khang
The Legislative Task Force on Aging convened on Jan. 9, focusing on presentations from organizations that support seniors aging in place and addressing housing challenges for Minnesota’s rapidly aging population.
On January 4, 2024 by Jeff Bostic
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is rolling out the final piece of a package of financial relief approved by the 2023 Legislature: the Financially Distressed Nursing Facility Loan Program.
Legislative Task Force on Aging Meets to Discuss Minnesota’s Rural Seniors and Transportation Issues
On December 28, 2023 by Kayla Khang
The Legislative Task Force on Aging convened on Dec. 12 to hear presentations from critical entities to shed light on challenges faced by seniors in rural Minnesota.
On December 7, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
Earlier this week, the state Department of Management and Budget (MMB) released the November budget forecast, which shows a surplus of $2.4 billion for the biennium that began on July 1, 2023.
On October 26, 2023 by Anna Mowry
With Minnesota high schoolers back in school this fall, they now have new incentives to work in caring careers. Minnesota students can gain valuable work experience, connect with older adults in their community, and explore healthcare careers – all while earning high school credit and a paycheck.
On October 26, 2023 by Kayla Khang
Minnesota is predicted to enter the 2024 legislative session with a $2.4 billion surplus based on state officials' most recent revenue report.
On October 12, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has determined a final formula for distributing Workforce Incentive Grant funds to nursing homes. DHS has recently sent out Alternative Payment System (APS) contract amendments.
On September 14, 2023 by Anna Mowry
As Minnesota high schoolers head back to school this fall, they have new incentives to work in caring careers.
On August 17, 2023 by Erin Huppert
Effective Aug. 1, 2023, two modifications were made to consumer surveys for assisted living, adult day services, and home care.
On August 14, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has posted a Request for Applications for Workforce Incentive Grants for care centers on the nursing facility provider portal.
On August 3, 2023 by Erin Huppert
On Friday, Aug. 28, the House and Senate Human Services Committees held a joint informational hearing to receive progress updates from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) regarding several 2023 issues, including the development of recommendations for smaller providers of assisted living services.
On August 3, 2023 by Mark Schulz
Several new laws became effective before or on Aug. 1 and impact senior care services in the state. While you can review more information about these changes and more in the 2023 Legislative Report, we have provided links to Advantage articles for topics previously discussed for easy reference and review.
On July 20, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has been receiving many questions about the Aug. 1 payments that will be sent to all care centers.
On July 13, 2023 by Mark Schulz
This summer, we’ll regularly highlight some of the most significant issues summarized in the 2023 Legislative Report, a benefit of membership in LeadingAge Minnesota. This week’s topic: the impacts of legalized cannabis on aging services providers.
On July 6, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has developed plans to distribute lump sum payments for care centers approved in the recently completed legislative session.
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