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Last Chance to Register for Upcoming Programs

On October 14, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Sales & Marketing in Senior Living Certificate Program Begins October 20

Learn the essential skills to effectively market your senior community and increase occupancy. 6-part virtual certificate program is October 20, 27; November 10, 19; December 1

Focused Infection Control Surveys Offer Learnings for Nursing Homes

On June 24, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Earlier this month the Minnesota Department of Health shared with LeadingAge Minnesota the results from Focused Infection Control surveys of Minnesota nursing homes during April and May.  As we reported earlier, 120 facilities were cited for deficient practice(s), all of those at F880 and with only 4 being cited at scope and severity level G or above. 

Resources Now Available – Prevent Drug Diversion in Long-Term Care

On August 28, 2019 by Julie Apold

New resources to prevent drug diversion in long-term care are now available. The Minnesota Pathway to Prevent Diversion of Controlled Substances in Long-Term Care features a pathway and support tools to help you increase awareness, assess your processes, create individual plans for intervention implementation, and measure your outcomes. 

U.S. Senate Finance Criticizes CMS Oversight Efforts Related to Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes

On July 24, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on the latest report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Improved Oversight Needed to Better Protect Residents from Abuse. The report states that abuse deficiencies cited in nursing homes have more than doubled between 2013 and 2017.  

Safe Care for Seniors Workshop – Aug. 5

On July 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Did you take the Safe Care for Seniors pledge and find yourself asking “now what?” Get that answer and more at our final in-person Safe Care for Seniors workshop on Monday, Aug. 5 in Saint Paul. Register Today!   

“Helicopter Angels” from Minnesota Veteran’s Home Adult Day Receive Make Zero Harm Possible Award

On June 4, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A team of program assistants from the Minnesota Veteran’s Home – Minneapolis Adult Day Center are the first recipients of the Make Zero Harm Possible award from LeadingAge Minnesota. Olubunmi Gbadamosi, Mary Falkowski, Maggie McGown and Gloria Smith were recognized for their work to reduce falls among clients who attend the Adult Day Center.  

Elder Abuse Subject of US Senate Hearing

On March 6, 2019 by Adam Suomala

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee this morning took a rare look at timely topics affecting care center quality, safety, workforce and regulations by holding a "Not Forgotten: Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes" hearing in Washington DC.  

35 LeadingAge MN Members Recognized as Infection Prevention & Control Data Champions

On February 26, 2019 by Sue Boyd

Congratulations to the following LeadingAge Minnesota members for being named Infection Prevention and Control Data Champions by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network: 

MDH Commissioner Malcolm Shares Progress Report on OHFC, Abuse Working Groups

On January 29, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Jan Malcolm shared updates regarding improvements at the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) and overviews of the work done on the Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Working Groups in front of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee and the House Long-term Care Subcommittee.   

Help Us Tell the Story That Rarely Gets Reported

On January 8, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

It’s the story that rarely gets reported: the high quality of life older adults receive in our member settings. We recognize and celebrate the work you and your staff teams do to serve each resident as an individual, treat all in your care with respect and dignity, and prevent harm from occurring in the course of caregiving. Now let’s get that story told. We’re developing a virtual storyboard and need you to help us write the chapters. 

Focus on Safety: Reducing Harm in Aging Services

On January 8, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a new report that provides six key steps nursing homes can take to avoid preventable harm. The report comes out just as LeadingAge Minnesota is preparing the final details of its Safe Care for Seniors Programs that is set to launch in just a few short weeks. 

Kick Off the New Year: “Sneak Peeks” at District Meetings

On December 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The best way to kick off a new year? Joining LeadingAge Minnesota at one of its seven district meetings taking place in January. Our hot topic agenda features a sneak peek at our new Safe Care for Seniors program, and two breakout sessions that will help prepare care centers and housing with services/assisted living prepare for new opportunities in payment, regulations and more in 2019. Our meetings start next week, so don’t delay - register today!   

Drug Diversion Prevention Webinar – Nov. 27

On November 20, 2018 by Julie Apold

What factors are contributing to drug diversion within Minnesota nursing homes and home care/assisted living organizations? What strategies should you put in place to prevent diversion from occurring within your organization? Join us on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. – Noon for our Drug Diversion Prevention Webinar.  

Strategies to Prevent Drug Diversion - Nov. 27 Webinar

On October 31, 2018 by Julie Apold

Drug diversion has accounted for 15 percent of substantiated Vulnerable Adult Act (VAA) cases in Minnesota nursing homes and home care/assisted living organizations this year. A webinar on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to Noon will discuss factors that are contributing to these cases and strategies to prevent diversion from happening in your organization. 

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