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Jan. 29, 2020

Featured News

Coronavirus in the US: CDC Guidance Notes Concerns for Elders

Federal authorities are tracking the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a mysterious virus that has traveled from China to the United States. Though stateside risk is currently low, older adults are among those most vulnerable to the virus, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

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State News

New Consumer Brochure Available on EW in Assisted Living

A new brochure from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will help consumers better understand Elderly Waiver (EW) services in assisted living, including eligibility and the application process. 

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Federal News

CMS Announces Integration of Compare Sites

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the eight “compare” websites currently operating will be integrated into one streamlined user interface in spring 2020. The move is part of the its efforts to increase transparency and will create a one-stop-shop for Medicare beneficiaries exploring their provider options.  

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Trump Administration Efforts on Fair Housing and Public Charge Pose Concerns for Aging Services Providers

The Trump Administration is working on three major changes in the area of affordable housing and pathways to citizenship that will weaken obligations to fair housing, lessen resources for affordable housing, and discourage older adults from receiving needed assistance. 

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Notable News

Dr. Rahul Koranne Named New MHA President and CEO

Rahul Koranne, M.D., MBA, FACP, has been named president and CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). Koranne has served as MHA’s senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer since 2015. 

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Superior Health Invites Nursing Homes to Participate in Quality Improvement Collaborative

Superior Health is inviting Minnesota nursing homes to participate in a free quality improvement collaborative designed to enhance performance in nursing homes and reduce the burden associated with achieving that quality.    

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Member News

4 Staff from Saint Therese of New Hope Recognized with Make Zero Harm Possible Awards

Doing ordinary things with extraordinary love is the mission of Saint Therese and you need not look further than a receptionist, volunteer and two nursing assistants from that community to see individuals who are living that mission and demonstrating their commitment to their Safe Care for Seniors pledge. Meet the latest recipients of our Make Zero Harm Possible awards:  

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Education Solutions

Drive Quality from the Front-Line: ICan Webinar on Feb. 25

Are your staff ready to drive quality and innovation from the front-line? Participate in our upcoming ICan webinar to learn how you can implement this highly successful program in your setting and have the chance to win $500 in our ICan contest.   

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Gayle Kvenvold to Host Perspectives on Life and Aging Panel @ Institute 2020

Better Together means creating a better aging experience with the people we serve. LeadingAge Minnesota President & CEO Gayle Kvenvold will host The View from Here: Perspectives on Life and Aging, a conversation with three consumers of our member communities, during the Friday, Feb. 7 General Session at next week’s Institute & Expo.  

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