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Register Today! CMP Grant Funds Webinar on Oct. 29

On October 21, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

MDH and DHS Seek SNF Assistance with Hospital Decompression

On October 21, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

The Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health (MDH) are working with hospitals and long-term care providers to quickly identify 4-5 skilled nursing facilities that can stand up "hospital decompression sites" that would allow for increased movement between acute and post-acute settings.

Workgroup at an Impasse on Frontline Worker Bonuses; Prospects for Special Session Grow Dim

On October 21, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

The Frontline Worker Pay Work Group met yesterday—more than a month past its designated deadline for reaching an agreement—and announced that there was still no agreement for distributing the $250 million designated by the legislature for frontline worker bonuses.

Press Release: Long-Term Care Imperative Applauds Health Care Decompression Strike Teams

On October 15, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

SAINT PAUL, MN (Oct. 15, 2021) - Minnesota is experiencing a crisis in caregiving, and it is affecting the entire health care continuum. We applaud efforts to address health care backups through strike teams. Strike teams are very much needed to provide temporary relief and respite to exhausted caregivers. But it will not solve one of the root causes of the problem: staffing shortages in long-term care.

Webinar Registration Now Open for CMP Grant Funds

On October 14, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

Advance Caregivers with New Gerontology and Aging Care Program

On October 14, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Looking for a way to grow caregivers within your organization or help staff advance in their career path? Northwest Technical College is offering an online course to advance the specialty of caregivers in aging services.

Workforce Solutions Can’t Wait! Contact State Lawmakers Today

On October 14, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

Minnesota’s assisted living settings and nursing homes are facing an unprecedented workforce crisis, and LeadingAge Minnesota members across the state are contacting their lawmakers to ask for support now.

Webinar Registration Open for CMP Grant Funds

On October 7, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

Workshop to Recruit and Retain Caregivers

On October 7, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) is hosting a workshop titled, The New CNA Workforce: Frontline Lessons from the Pandemic on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Register here today!

Workforce Data Illustrates Huge Challenges Faced by Members

On October 7, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

Due to the vast scale of workforce challenges faced by providers, the Long-Term Care Imperative recently conducted a workforce survey of care center and assisted living providers to measure the scope of the problems and to influence policymakers in support of a much-needed response.

Live Webinar for Employee Engagement CMP Grant Funds

On September 30, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

Statewide Survey on Staffing Crisis Will Inform Solutions

On September 30, 2021 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge Minnesota has been working intensively with state agency leaders to illustrate the seriousness and urgency of the workforce crisis facing providers and collaborate on identifying solutions and support to respond.

Second Round CMP Grant Now Open: Employee Engagement with Align

On September 23, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Care centers have access to an engagement, retention, and leadership building platform for free through a grant for Align’s Employee Engagement Solution. A new grant window opened on Sept. 22 and closes on Nov. 23. Subsequent cycles will open over the next two years.

2021 Most Admired CEO Award Provides Platform to Highlight Workforce Challenges

On September 15, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, was recently named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. In a feature story published on Sept. 7, Gayle drew attention to the workforce shortages long-term care providers are facing:

Workforce Survey Results to Inform Key Advocacy to Address Staffing Challenges

On September 8, 2021 by Jeff Bostic

This week, the Long-Term Care Imperative is conducting a survey of workforce conditions faced by care center and assisted living members.

New Report Outlines Workforce Vision

On July 7, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

LeadingAge National's LTSS Center @UMass Boston released a report titled Feeling Valued Because They Are Valued, describing “a vision for professionalizing the caregiving workforce in the field of long-term services and supports.”

ICYMI: Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

On June 9, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

Last week, LeadingAge’s Senior Vice President of Research, Robyn Stone, joined Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy and other panelists for a webinar on strengthening the direct care workforce post-COVID.

Workforce Track of Programs at 2021 Institute

On April 28, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Workforce shortages were at near crisis levels before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the crisis is even more urgent now. The 2021 Institute features a track of 18 educational programs devoted to workforce and supervision.

It’s Not Too Late! Participate in Careers in Aging Week

On April 21, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

LeadingAge and Argentum, our national partners, are joining the Gerontological Society of America and AHCA/NCAL to promote Careers in Aging Week from April 18-24.

Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce Through Employment-Based Training

On April 14, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

Join the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon for a free webinar training event about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce through employment-based training.

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