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Reduce Childcare Shortage for Staff – Grant Opportunity

On June 23, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is seeking partners for Child Care Economic Development Grants. The grant program may provide up to $100,000 per award to help implement solutions to reduce the child care shortage in the state.  

Workforce Data

On May 22, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Let’s talk about data! Workforce data in our field can tell a powerful story about the need for resources and recruitment in our profession. Consider bringing this information to your leadership team, an all staff meeting, your Board of Directors, a local Chamber, networking group, place of worship, or even the family members and supporters of your organization.  

HWS Survey Shows Mixed Results in Workforce Indicators

On April 24, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Our recent Housing with Services (HWS) legislative survey shows mixed results on the key workforce indicators we track annually. While employee vacancy rates declined for all HWS staff, employee turnover rose dramatically for home care aides. 

Encourage Staff to Like and Share

On April 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Having an active social media presence is important for recruitment and community engagement. Social media is most impactful when it is shared with others - so get your staff involved! One LeadingAge Minnesota Workforce Solutions Grantee, Mother of Mercy in Albany, focused their Workforce Solutions Grant on a digital media campaign.  

U.S. Representative Stauber Co-Sponsors Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act

On April 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

U.S. Representative Pete Stauber (R-MN) is co-sponsoring legislation to eliminate the rigid provisions of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training lock-out and grant the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) greater flexibility in reinstating provider CNA training programs.  

Apply Today: LeadingAge MN Foundation Scholarships

On March 19, 2019 by Lori A. Meyer

The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to offer over $33,000 in educational scholarships to eligible caregivers and other employees of LeadingAge MN member organizations. To qualify, applicants must: 

Employer Applications for Summer Health Care Internship Program Due April 12

On March 19, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Employer applications for the 2019 Summer Health Care Internship Program (SHCIP) are due April 12. Hospitals, clinics, care centers, home care providers and adult day services providers are encouraged to participate on behalf of qualified students in their community. 

New Virtual Storyboard Highlights Personal Journeys of Professional Caregivers

On March 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Face Aging MN has launched a new, interactive map of caregiver stories from across the state to provides seniors, families, leaders and policymakers a glimpse of local caregivers in their own communities, demonstrate the essential work and value of these rewarding careers, and inspire positive change. 

Care Center Data Shows Deteriorating Picture

On March 19, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Care center occupancy is at an all-time low and the workforce situation is only getting more challenging, according to a new analysis we recently completed based on the 2018 occupancy survey and 2019 Long-Term Care Imperative legislative survey. 

Careers in Aging: LeadingAge MN Members Lead the Way in Raising Awareness, Making Connections

On March 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

It’s Careers in Aging Week! This is the perfect time to highlight three LeadingAge Minnesota members – Augustana Regent, Eventide and Ecumen -- who received Stars Among Us awards last month for their work to proactively address our field’s workforce challenges through innovative partnerships that will expose and recruit people to the rewarding, valued careers in aging services. 

Intergenerational Activities – Grow Your Future Workforce!

On February 19, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Hosting intergenerational events are a fun way to get young people engaged with the aging services field. Invite young people (all ages! Small children to young adults) to spend time with the people you serve. Consider activities such as: 

U.S. Representative Collin Peterson Introduces Bipartisan Workforce Quality Act

On February 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A bipartisan bill to modify the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training lock-out that is currently mandated in law was introduced this week by U.S. Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) and U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI). The bill eliminates the statute’s rigid provisions and grants CMS greater flexibility in reinstating providers’ valuable CNA training programs.  

Free Resources: Careers in Aging Week

On February 19, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Careers in Aging Week is March 3 -7. This is a great time to make people aware of the wide variety and rewarding careers in aging services. LeadingAge national has provided FREE resources our members can use to take advantage of this great opportunity. We also encourage members to visit our Workforce Center for ideas that support recruitment activities all year long!  

Just Launched: New Career Awareness Campaign

On January 8, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Thanks to the efforts of the Long-Term Care Imperative, HealthForce Minnesota was given funding from the State of Minnesota to create a senior care career awareness campaign -- Caring Careers Start Here

New Recruitment Videos Launch: Post, Share, Like, Repeat!

On December 5, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Social Media is a key tool for recruiting new staff. Use the two videos below in your recruitment efforts to engage job seekers in your community. When all LeadingAge Minnesota members come together to share a unified message, the impact can be powerful. Share these videos today!  

LeadingAge Supports Rule Change for Teens Operating Patient Lifts

On November 28, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge has filed comments in support of the U.S. Department of Labor's proposal to eliminate restrictions on the operation of patient lifts by nursing home employees under the age of 18. 

Recruit Staff with New Social Media Tools

On November 28, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Recruit staff to the field of aging services with brand new videos! Watch and then share the following videos on social media:   

LeadingAge Seeks Workforce “Moon Shot”

On November 7, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Workforce continues to be the one universal challenge that LeadingAge Minnesota members face, and now you can help us figure out our “moon shot” on workforce.   

LeadingAge Tells Congress to Keep Nurses Coming to the U.S.

On October 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

An amendment recently introduced in Congress could push back the admission of foreign nurses in the United States by several years. The amendment would remove the per-country cap on visas for highly skilled immigrants and instead allocate the visas on a first-come, first served basis according to how long an applicant has waited for a visa. 

Need TMA, Home Health Aide or Feeding Assistants?

On October 23, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Help us break down training barriers! After launching LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation’s OnTrack Nursing Assistant Training with great success, the OnTrack team is now vetting the needs of members to determine if the online, on-demand training platform should be expanded to include other key positions.  

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