Featured News

DHS to Resume Fingerprint-Based Background Studies on October 7

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced that it will return to conducting fingerprint-based background studies beginning at 6 a.m. Wed., Oct. 7, 2020, and entities will no longer

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MDH, Providers Weigh Impact of CMS Revised Visitation Guidance

In recognition of the physical and emotional toll that separation from family and other loved ones has taken on residents, CMS has issued

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LeadingAge Minnesota 2020 Election Guide is Here

Election season is upon us! Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd, but starting this Friday (9/18) absentee ballots will be available for the

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State News

DHS Postpones Annual Quality of Life Survey

Recently, DHS announced that due to the ongoing public health emergency the annual in-person care center resident Quality of Life survey that was due to be conducted

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Updates from the Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care

The Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care has announced a new fulltime position within the Ombudsmen’s Office—the Resident and Family Council (RFACE) Specialist.

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State to Add PDPM Items to the MDS

Last week MDH announced that Minnesota has asked CMS to calculate the PDPM classifications on the OBRA assessments that are not used for Medicare payment.

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Federal News

HUD Permits Alternatives to Resident Meetings for RAD

In a Notice issued Friday, HUD permits alternatives to group resident meetings required for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). For PHAs or owners undergoing a RAD conversion

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National Adult Day Services Week

National Adult Day Services Week will take place September 20-26 and is an opportunity to recognize this important service that supports both participants and their family caregivers.

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SNF Quality Reporting Program Public Reporting Strategy

CMS recently published a COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet detailing the SNF QRP public reporting strategy developed by CMS to account for quality data submissions

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Notable News

Get to Know Minnesota’s Adult Day Services Field

As we celebrate National Adult Day Services Week, we look at the ways in which the field has evolved since President Jimmy Carter first proclaimed National Adult Day Services Week in 1983.

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Basic Care Aide Registration Available Through LeadingAge Minnesota

Efficiently and effectively train caregivers using the Basic Care Aide Curriculum from EduCare. Beginning September 26, registration for this training program

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Mentoring Program for LPNs in Assisted Living: Exciting New Pilot Project Opportunity

LeadingAge Minnesota is partnering with The Center for Aging Research and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing to work with a few select organizations to pilot

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Member News

Vista Prairie Communities Appoints Anna Petersmeyer VP and COO

Vista Prairie Communities (VPC), a nonprofit provider of assisted living, independent living, memory care and care suites in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio, has announced the appointment of

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Aug. 14 Webinar Gives Strategies for Diffusing Challenging Situations

Strategies for Diffusing Challenging Situations, a webinar on Aug. 14, will explore practical strategies designed to help staff diffuse the highly and emotionally charged situations so that difficult conversations about what can be done occur and enable the parties to move forward together.  

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COVID-19 Web Page: Your One-Stop Resource Library

As we develop new tools and resources to help you combat COVID-19 and comply with changing state and federal guidance, we remind you to visit our COVID-19 web page where you will find a wide variety of resources. 

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