Featured News

Focus on Value and Outcomes as Payment Models Evolve

Post-acute care providers must demonstrate their value and outcomes in more care setting as payment models evolve in the coming years, according to a new report by Avalere Health.  

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ICan: Increase Quality and Win $500

LeadingAge Minnesota is expanding the highly successful ICan: Driving Quality and Innovation from the Front-Line program to all our members. Register today for a webinar on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. to learn more about the ICan program and our kick-off contest!  

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MDH Edits Electronic Monitoring Consent Forms for Clarity

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted revised versions of the Electronic Monitoring consent forms originally released in December. To make it easier for consumers to find and access the forms, MDH has posted them to a newly-created webpage.  

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State News

It’s Time to Face Aging MN: This is My Story

Sometimes data just isn’t enough. Storytelling is the most powerful tool to affect change. We need your help to bring the issues we advocate for on behalf of the people you serve to life. Help us tell the story:  

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Members Must Issue Certificate of Rent Paid by Jan. 31

All rental property owners, managers or operators must provide a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) to each person who rented from them during the previous year by Friday, Jan. 31 unless the property is tax-exempt or if the resident's entire care is paid under certain goverment assistance programs. 

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Now Available: Electronic Monitoring Consent Forms

The Minnesota Department of Health has released an Informational Bulletin and Consent forms for the Electronic Monitoring law that went into effect on Jan. 1.  

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Federal News

CMS Proposes to Revise Mandatory Remedies Policy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to revise its policies regarding mandatory immediate imposition of federal remedies, and there are positive changes for care centers. 

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Apply Now: Grants Available to Improve Care Transitions

Up to $2 million in grant funding is available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to test technology solutions that improve care transitions, communication and care coordination. 

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HUD Proposal Would Weaken Fair Housing Enforcement

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) last week published a proposed rule that would weaken the Fair Housing Act enforcement tool to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH).  

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Notable News

Join Our Team: Director of Clinical Care & Nurse Consultant

To help our members achieve high excellence in clinical practice, survey compliance and quality outcomes, LeadingAge Minnesota is seeking a Director of Clinical Care & Nurse Consultant. 

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How to Build Community Connections for Healthy Aging

In many areas of Minnesota, people don’t know where to turn when their aging loved ones need help. Even those of us who work in senior care are often at a loss when we are in that situation. In four rural Minnesota communities, an initiative called Silos to Circles Age Well is tackling these challenges through local coalitions of aging services professionals.

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Bring Generations Together at Your Community

Need help in starting or enhancing intergenerational programs in your community? A new toolkit helps you plan, implement and evaluate programs and activities that connect older housing residents with young people in your community. The toolkit provides practical tools and tips to: 

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Member News

Safe Care: Meet the Buddies Forever Champions at Minnesota Veteran’s Home - Luverne

Teamwork makes the dream work. At the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Luverne, there is a team of dedicated safety and quality champions that are making a positive difference in the health and wellness of the veterans they serve. Meet the Buddies Forever Champions, our latest recipient of the Make Zero Harm Possible award in our Safe Care for Seniors program.  

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Donate to the Institute Silent Auction

One highlight of the Institute & Expo is the LeadingAge MN Foundation Silent Auction. The incredible donations from our members spurs a competitive spirit from our attendees. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 to support caregiver and leadership scholarships and workforce tools and resources to help you address your greatest challenge. Can we count on you to help us achieve our goal by donating an item to this fun and meaningful event?  

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Advocacy: Bring Our Issues to Life through Storytelling

Sometimes data just isn’t enough. Storytelling is the most powerful tool to affect change. We need your help to bring the issues we advocate for on behalf of the people you serve to life. Help us tell the story:  

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