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COVID-19 Resource Round-Up: Testing Tools and Links

On October 21, 2020 by Terri Foley

Testing continues to be an ongoing issue and challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resilience Tip: Three-Step Stress Relief Tool

On October 21, 2020 by Terri Foley

When we are in a situation that brings chronic stress such as COVID, it is difficult to think about anything other than surviving at times.

Quick Survey on Testing: Please Respond by Tomorrow Morning

On October 21, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

The LTC Imperative is continuing a series of quick surveys to take the pulse of members on key issues.

NHSN Enables Reporting of COVID Test Results: Providers Must Continue Reporting Directly to the State

On October 21, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Effective last Friday, Oct. 16, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enables nursing facilities and assisted living providers to report COVID-19 point-of-care test results to the NHSN system. 

Adult Day Services Hours Extended

On October 21, 2020 by Roni Falck

DHS recently amended temporary licensing requirements which now allow ADS clients to attend the ADS center for up to six hours per day. 

DHS Resumes Fingerprint-Based Background Studies Today

On October 21, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) returned to fingerprint-based background studies as of 6:00 a.m. this morning (Oct. 21), and employers are no longer able to submit emergency background studies.

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up: Visitation Toolkit

On October 14, 2020 by Terri Foley

To help members operationalize Monday’s release of MDH guidance for visitation in Assisted Living and HWS settings and CMS visitation guidance in memorandum QSO-20-39-NH,

Are You Willing to Host Clinicals?

On October 14, 2020 by Jenna Kellerman

Healthcare programs require clinical experiences for students to complete their education programs. 

New Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes and HWS/AL Takes Effect October 17

On October 14, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Both nursing homes and housing with services/assisted living settings will be hard at work this week preparing for implementation of new visitation guidance that takes for effect for both of these provider groups this Saturday, Oct. 17.

Safe Care in the Age of COVID Workshop Series

On October 7, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

This is the perfect time to connect with your colleagues to talk about Safe Care for Seniors and how to apply its principles and strategies to improve outcomes in key COVID-related safety areas such as infections, adverse events, resident quality of life and staff safety.

Experts Predict Senior Housing Post-Pandemic Design

On October 7, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In the age of COVID-19, senior living designers have been hard at work to figure out what a “new normal” might look like within the industry.

CMS Memo Addresses Emergency Preparedness Exercises

On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Under CMS emergency preparedness regulations, nursing facilities are required to conduct two emergency preparedness testing exercises annually.

COVID-19 Resource Roundup: Self-Care & Stress Relief Tools

On October 7, 2020 by Terri Foley

We’ve created a new section on the LeadingAge MN COVID-19 website that provides coping, self-care, and stress relief resources for staff. We will continue to add new tools in the coming months.

U.S. Postal Service Response to LTC COVID-19 Prevention Screening

On October 7, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

We have had a number of questions about COVID-19 screening of postal workers before they enter senior housing settings to deliver mail.

HHS Updates FAQ for Provider Relief Fund

On October 7, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

HHS recently posted an updated FAQ for the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). The FAQ includes a number of entries about applying for funds under the recently announced phase 3 of the general distribution

DHS Temporarily Delays Transition Back to Fingerprint-Based Background Studies

On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The MN Department of Human Services (DHS) has temporarily delayed the transition back to fingerprint-based background studies.

Update on Abbott BinaxNOW Test Distribution

On September 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided updated information concerning distribution of the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests

CDC Will Update NHSN to Accept Laboratory Test Results

On September 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Since early May care centers have been using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to report COVID-19 cases and related data to the CDC.

Influenza & Vaccinations in the Land of COVID-19

On September 30, 2020 by Kari Everson

Fall signals many wonderful traditions and memories such as pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, crackling fires, spectacular views of changing leaves . . . and influenza vaccines!

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