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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.  

Northeast Regional Healthcare Workforce Summit

On October 23, 2018 by Guest Contributor

Health care workforce shortage. Competition for wages. Retention issues. Employee morale. These are some of the top regional workforce issues that will be featured at the Northeast Regional Health Care Summit 2 on Nov. 9 from 12:30 – 4 p.m. 

Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Study - Participation Now Open

On October 23, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Participation is now open for the 2018-2019 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits study, which is nationally recognized for reliable and comprehensive compensation data, including management salaries, nonmanagement wages and fringe benefits.

DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

On October 23, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officially published proposed changes to the public charge rule. The changes would deny entry to individuals seeking admission to the United States or adjusting their immigration status to become a permanent resident if there is any likelihood that the individual will become a public charge at any time in the future. Public comments are due by Dec. 10. 

Northeast Regional Healthcare Workforce Summit

On October 16, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Health care workforce shortage. Competition for wages. Retention issues. Employee morale. These are some of the top regional workforce issues that will be the focus on in the Northeast Regional Health Care Summit 2.

Buffalo High Schools Gerontology Students are Teaching and Learning from Older Adults

On October 9, 2018 by Guest Contributor

A new course is underway at Buffalo High School (BHS) bringing together the student’s young lives with those of older adults in the community. CIS Introduction to Gerontology is the study of aging and that’s just what students are experiencing in and out of the classroom.  

Webinar Available on Job Board System Upgrades

On October 9, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

A recent webinar on a series of upgrades to AgingServicesJobs.Org is now available. View the webinar to learn more. 

Northeast Regional Healthcare Workforce Summit

On October 9, 2018 by Guest Contributor

Health care workforce shortage. Competition for wages. Retention issues. Employee morale. These are some of the top regional workforce issues that will be discussed at the Northeast Regional Health Care Summit 2 in Mountain Iron on Nov. 9 from 12:30 – 4 p.m. 

Senior Living Works Ambassador Challenge

On October 9, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Challenge: Can we get 50 LeadingAge Minnesota members to become Senior Living Works Ambassadors? It’s free and easy and could change the landscape of recruiting staff into older adult services in Minnesota. 

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