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Appropriations Bill Funds Key Priorities

On January 14, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

The 2020 appropriations package that was signed into law in late December features key initiatives and funding for workforce, dementia, veterans and potential transportation solutions for rural and underserved communities.   

New Information and Training on Veteran Community Care Networks

On July 2, 2019 by Roni Falck

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shifting the way in which it works with community providers to expand the provider network and improve customer service for veterans and timeliness of payment for providers. 

Connect Veterans with Adult Day Services

On November 28, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

In a recent call with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), LeadingAge learned that there has been a 2 percent increase in the utilization of Adult Day Services by veterans in recent years, compared to 17 percent growth in other services. To turn this around, the VA expects to roll out several initiatives to boost Adult Day Services options for veterans that include: 

Governor Vetoes Eldercare Protection, DWRS Funding

On May 23, 2018 by Kari Thurlow


Governor Dayton vetoed the omnibus supplemental budget bill, which included significant policy reforms on eldercare protection, revisions to the home care law and funding to prevent a cut in DWRS rates. 

Veterans Home Adult Day Services Bill Passes House and Senate

On November 15, 2017 by Roni Falck

A bill to assist the state's veterans homes in providing adult day health care to the most fragile and deserving of our veterans has passed the U.S. House and Senate with strong bipartisan support. 

Bill Would Improve Access to Long Term Care for Veterans

On October 31, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

A bill to expand veteran access to long-term care by removing the red tape that currently surrounds the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Provider Agreements was recently introduced in Congress. 

Douglas Hughes Named Deputy Commissioner at Veterans Affairs

On July 6, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs named Douglas Hughes as Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Health Care. Hughes will oversee operations for Minnesota’s five State Veterans Homes and Health Care Division.  

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