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Upcoming Nurse Assistant Testing Availability for July

On June 30, 2022 by Anna Mowry

Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are communicating updates to LeadingAge Minnesota regarding the status of nursing assistant test sites as they continue to open and increase their capacity.

COVID-19 Testing: Resource Roundup and MDH Upcoming Changes

On June 30, 2022 by Kari Everson

Testing residents and staff for COVID-19 became a standard throughout the pandemic, and guidance frequently changed, which gives way to uncertainty on current guidance and recommendations for testing requirements, test interpretation, and test procurement.

Sample Side Rail Tools Now Available

On June 30, 2022 by Kari Everson

LeadingAge Minnesota has worked with nurse partners to develop tools to assist members with side rail assessments in assisted living settings.

MDH Safety Science Orientation Session Registration

On June 23, 2022 by Julie Apold

The Health Regulation Division (HRD) of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is holding a virtual Safety Science Orientation session on July 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Providers and stakeholders who attend will learn more about a new method HRD will use to evaluate past critical incidents at a deeper level to discover issues, gaps and opportunities to improve systems and outcomes.

Tune In: MDH Testing Resource Updates and Webinars

On June 23, 2022 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is hosting two webinars to provide updates for aging services providers about COVID-19 PCR testing resources. 

Nurse Assistant Testing Availability for the Coming Weeks

On June 23, 2022 by Anna Mowry

Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are communicating updates to LeadingAge Minnesota regarding the status of nursing assistant test sites as test sites around the state continue to open and increase their capacity.

MDH Releases New Side Rail FAQ for Assisted Living

On June 23, 2022 by Kari Everson

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has recently released new guidance on using side rails in assisted living communities.

Level 3 deficiencies in assisted living organizations related to side rails have climbed exponentially over the last several months. LeadingAge Minnesota had several lengthy conversations with the Minnesota Department of health focused on this side rail issue.

MDH Issues a Special Edition ALL Together Newsletter with Changes to Assisted Living Laws

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.

Nurse Assistant Testing Availability for June

On June 16, 2022 by Anna Mowry

Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are communicating updates to LeadingAge Minnesota regarding the status of nursing assistant test sites as they continue to open and increase their capacity.

Assisted Living License Renewals Due Now

On June 16, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge Minnesota would like to remind all licensed assisted living facilities to check the status of their assisted living license renewal application or to apply before July 1 to avoid fines.

​​​​​​​Continuing Education Requirements for Directors of Assisted Living with Dementia Care

On June 9, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

The requirements for assisted living directors of settings licensed as assisted living with dementia care (ALDC) have raised several questions for those seeking to keep their credentials up to date.

With New Booster Guidance, What Does “Up-to-Date” Mean for LTC

On June 9, 2022 by Kari Everson

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for an additional COVID-19 vaccination booster (fourth shot) on May 24. The updates provide a recommendation for a second booster for those people 12 and older if they are moderately to severely immunocompromised and individuals 50 years of age and older.

Nurse Assistant Testing Availability Around the State

On June 2, 2022 by Anna Mowry

Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are communicating updates to LeadingAge Minnesota regarding nursing assistant test sites as they around the state continue to open and increase their capacity.

No Hospitality Fees for Assisted Living Licensed Facilities

On June 2, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

At a meeting this week with the Food, Pools, and Lodging Services (FPLS) Section of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), regulators clarified that a licensed assisted living facility is not required to pay a hospitality fee. If you received a bill for the hospitality fee, please use the contact info listed to tell MDH that your setting is licensed as assisted living.

Openings for Nursing Assistant Testing

On May 19, 2022 by Anna Mowry

Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are communicating updates to LeadingAge Minnesota regarding nursing assistant test sites as test sites around the state continue to open and increase their capacity.

MDH Seeks Volunteers to Create a Nurse Aide Practice Test Exam

On May 12, 2022 by Anna Mowry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) seeks volunteers to participate in a Test Advisory Panel (TAP) to develop a practice Nurse Aide test exam with questions reflective of Minnesota's nurse aide training program curriculum.

MDH Adds New Resources to Help Renew Assisted Living Licenses

On May 12, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health has new tools to assist providers in completing the license renewal process, which is underway this month. As you prepare for your assisted living license renewal, the Assisted Living License Renewal page has videos, checklists and other resources for providers preparing their license renewal application.

Assisted Living License Renewals Now Open

On May 5, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

License renewals for assisted living are now open. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received 115 applications during this first week. If you have not received your renewal information, contact MDH at health.assistedliving@state.mn.us.

Nursing Assistant Test Sites Weekly Update

On May 5, 2022 by Anna Mowry

With the 1135 waiver ending on June 6, members will have until Oct. 6 to place Nursing Assistants on the state registry. Minnesota State and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) communicate weekly updates to LeadingAge Minnesota regarding nursing assistant test sites as they open and increase their capacity.

Expedited Paid Feeding Assistant Curriculum is Available for Free until June 6!

On April 28, 2022 by Anna Mowry

The expedited Paid Feeding Assistant training allowed by CMS throughout the pandemic will end in June.

Last year, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) modified the minimum training requirement for Paid Feeding Assistants from eight hours to one hour under a waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In an April 7 Memorandum, CMS announced it will terminate the waiver on June 6.

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