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Home Remains #1 Choice for Older Adults; Assisted Living Ranks Second

On November 5, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Receiving long-term care at home continues to rank as the number one preference for adults age 50 or older, but almost one-fifth said they would prefer an assisted living facility. 

GAO Examines Abuse Reporting in Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living

On October 1, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Elder Abuse: Federal Requirements for Oversight in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Differ, examined the variations in oversight and abuse reporting requirements between nursing homes assisted living.   

Important Salary & Benefits Report Underway for Assisted Living

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Hospital and Healthcare Compensation Service, in cooperation with LeadingAge National, is currently conducting its 22nd annual Assisted Living Salary and Benefits Report and invites LeadingAge members to participate.  

Individualized Treatment/Therapy Mgmt Plan Tops MDH Survey Trends in Assisted Living Home Care

On September 3, 2019 by Sue Boyd

A recent analysis of Comprehensive Home Care licensed providers surveys for the past quarter (April 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019) revealed several trends. Of the top 10 correction orders written, Tag #1035 Individualized Treatment/Therapy Mgmt Plan has risen to the top of the 52 initial surveys conducted. 

MDH Releases New Bulletin on Assisted Living and Home Care Protections

On August 6, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued Information Bulletin 19-03 informing the public about the home care and assisted living protections strengthened by the Minnesota Legislature as part of the Elder Care and Vulnernable Adult Protection Act of 2019. 

Session Update: Fast Pace, Moving Parts as Legislature Moves to 2nd Deadline

On March 27, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

It has been another busy week at the State Capitol as the House and Senate push to meet its second policy deadline on Friday. Committees are working day and night to squeeze bills into hearing agendas to keep certain pieces of legislation alive. Governor Walz released his supplemental budget recommendations and is prepping for his first State of the State address on April 3. And we are deep in the trenches advocating and testifying – in favor and in opposition – on bills that have a direct impact on our field and the people we serve. 

Considerations for Weekend and Evening Returns from Hospitalizations in Assisted Living

On March 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

As renters of a housing setting, a resident has the right to return to their home following an absence at any time. In some instances, the person has had a change of need that requires added home care services, supplies, or even an interim stay at somewhere like a rehabilitation or transitional care setting. Communication with a resident/representative and hospital staff is vital to assure a smooth transition and appropriate services and supplies being in place. 

Infection Control, Investigations vs. Surveys Featured Topics at Feb. 20 Home Care Matters Webinar

On February 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The next Home Care Matters webinar, hosted by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

Join MDH for Home Care Matters Call on Feb. 20

On January 15, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will hold its next quarterly Home Care Matters call on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. These calls are a great opportunity for providers to discuss issues affected home care with MDH. 

Survey Says: More People Willing to Move into Assisted Living

On December 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Most people at or near retirement age would rather stay home than move into a senior living community, but the gap between the two options is narrowing, according to a recent article in McKnight’s Senior Living

Survey Says: More People Willing to Move into Assisted Living

On December 18, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

As reported in McKnight’s Senior Living this week, most people at or near retirement age would rather stay home than move into a senior living community -- but the gap between the two options is narrowing. 

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.

FAQ: Memory Care Disclosure Requirement - Assisted Living

On October 9, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Housing with Services registered settings with a memory care unit are required to provide information about their services as described in MN Statute 325F.72. The following information answers frequently asked questions as to who is required to disclose the information and what is included in that disclosure: 

Assisted Living Certificate Program Fall Series is Sold Out

On August 22, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

Our popular Assisted Living Certificate Program has sold out for the fall series. To be placed on a waiting list, contact Ashley Rogers

Update: MDH Sending Survey Results Via Email to State Licensed Only Home Care Providers

On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Effective July 1, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of survey results to state licensed only home care providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record. This change does not apply to Medicare certified home health agencies.

Assisted Living Certificate Program Begins Sept. 26 – Limited Space Still Available

On August 14, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s Assisted Living Certificate Program begins Sept. 26 and space is running out. 

FAQ: Who Needs “Mandatory Consultation” through the Senior Linkage Line and Why?

On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

We have received several questions this week about the Mandatory Consultation process that is required to be conducted prior to executing a lease in a Housing with Services Registered Setting. The questions primarily focus on who is required to go through Mandatory Consultation and a better understanding of why this is required. 

Check Your Email: MDH Now Sending Home Care Survey Results by Email

On July 31, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry

Effective July 1, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of license survey results to providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record with MDH. 

Assisted Living Occupancy Drops to Record Low

On July 17, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The downward trend in assisted living occupancy continues, according to data released by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). 

Last Chance to Register for July 25 Assisted Living Home Care Conference

On July 17, 2018 by Heidi Simpson

The last day to pre-register for the 2018 Assisted Living and Home Care Conference is Thursday, July 19. 

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