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COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

During the past few weeks, we’ve been adding many new tools and resources to our COVID-19 webpage—with a heavy emphasis on testing.

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Efforts to Eradicate Loneliness during the Pandemic and Beyond

Even in normal times, many residents in our settings, are lonely – lonely for one to one connection and relationships, lonely for conversation beyond our settings, lonely for opportunities to share their life experiences, lonely.

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Safe Care in the Age of COVID – Safe Care Champions Call Next Thursday

Safe Care Champions play an important role in meeting our goal of Eliminating Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving—which includes eliminating preventable infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Resilience Building in 30 Seconds for COVID-19 Stress

Often, stress-relief strategies are avoided because we feel we have no time for them. Today’s focus is on resilience-building/stress-reducing strategies

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Health Officials Begin Statewide COVID-19 Survey of Minnesota Households

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is conducting a voluntary statewide survey

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Health Officials Begin Statewide COVID-19 Survey of Minnesota Households

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is conducting a voluntary statewide survey

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Adult Day Services Response to COVID-19

A recent survey of LeadingAge Minnesota Adult Day Services providers highlighted significant changes in the field due to COVID-19

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Nursing Assistant Training Waiver: Update and Advocacy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both the State of Minnesota and CMS have taken actions to help providers respond, including granting temporary flexibility

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COVID-19 Resource Roundup: Testing Tools & Support

Last week’s CMS Testing Rule generated many new tools for nursing homes on our COVID-19 webpage.

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Tips for Coping with COVID-19 Stress: Taking Your Stress Temperature

A first step in maintaining your resilience during stressful times is to learn to take your stress temperature. As you notice yourself getting

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LeadingAge Advocates for Prioritized Vaccine Allocation

Last week the LeadingAge national team submitted comments on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine,

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Federal Eviction Moratorium Added to Renter Protections Already in Place in Minnesota

On September 1, 2020 a federal eviction moratorium was announced which is effective through the end of year. The CDC announced an “exceedingly rare” order

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COVID-19 Resources Update

During the past week, several new tools on testing have been added to the LeadingAge Minnesota COVID-19 webpage.

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Safe Care in the Age of COVID – Calling all Safe Care Champions

Safe Care Champions play an important role in meeting our collective goal of Eliminating Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving (which includes eliminating preventable infections during the COVID-19 pandemic). 

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Tips for Coping with COVID-19 Stress – Hopeful Video to Share with Staff

As we move into this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to share this forward-looking video with staff— entitled The Phoenix: When This Will All End.

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NAMI-MN Announces Free Online E-Learning for Direct Care Workers

NAMI-MN has just released its “Minnesota Healthcare Heroes: Self Care for Senior Workers During COVID-19” interactive online e-learning program.

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Application for Day Services Grants Released

Last month, the Legislature approved more than $20M in state CARES Act relief funds to provide retention grants to adult day services providers to address the impact of business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Housing Support (GRH) Reports on use of COVID-19 Spending Allocation Due by September 30

The Minnesota Legislature approved a one-time appropriation to temporarily increase Housing Support funding through the Department of Human Services for expenses in the months of March, April, and May 2020.

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Funds Available to SNFs to Address Infection Control, Staff COVID-19 Testing

Last Thursday HHS made a distribution from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) to nursing homes, which was half of a total distribution of $5 billion that was announced in July.

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Reminder: MDH Has Resumed Standard Nursing Home Survey Activity

Care centers are reminded that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has resumed standard recertification surveys as of mid-August, consistent with CMS memorandum QSO-20-35-ALL.  

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