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Budgeting in Uncertain Times

On September 16, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Mark your calendar for October 1, 1-2 p.m. for a timely webinar—Budgeting in Uncertain Times. This strategy-focused webinar is designed to help leaders and financial staff make informed decisions

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

On September 16, 2020 by Terri Foley

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.

Efforts to Eradicate Loneliness during the Pandemic and Beyond

On September 16, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

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.

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

On September 16, 2020 by Julie Apold

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. 

Resilience Building in 30 Seconds for COVID-19 Stress

On September 16, 2020 by LeadingAge

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

Health Officials Begin Statewide COVID-19 Survey of Minnesota Households

On September 16, 2020 by Lori Meyer

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

Adult Day Services Response to COVID-19

On September 16, 2020 by Roni Falck

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

Nursing Assistant Training Waiver: Update and Advocacy

On September 16, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

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

LeadingAge Minnesota 2020 Election Guide is Here

On September 16, 2020 by Kari Thurlow

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

Revised DOL Regulations Regarding Paid Leave Take Effect Today

On September 16, 2020 by Kari Thurlow

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions

CMS Nursing Home Testing Call

On September 9, 2020 by Kari Everson

CMS held a call on nursing home testing yesterday evening featuring

Save the Date: Safe Care in the Age of COVID Virtual Workshop Series

On September 9, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

The goal of Safe Care remains constant – Eliminate Preventable Harm in the Course of Caregiving. Our 3-part Virtual Workshop Series—Safe Care in the Age of COVID—will take a deeper look at what we have learned

New: Nursing Home Infection Control Survey Tool and Checklist

On September 9, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

As we shared in last week’s newsletter, CMS has changed the COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes tool to include the new testing requirements

COVID-19 Resource Roundup: Testing Tools & Support

On September 9, 2020 by Terri Foley

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

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

On September 9, 2020 by Terri Foley

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

LeadingAge Advocates for Prioritized Vaccine Allocation

On September 9, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

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,

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

On September 9, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

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

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

On September 2, 2020 by Julie Apold

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). 

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

On September 2, 2020 by Terri Foley

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.

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

On September 2, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

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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