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LeadingAge MN Members Receive Live Well at Home Grants

On November 12, 2019 by Lori Meyer

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has announced the newest grant recipients for the Live Well at Home Program. In total, 45 organizations received funding to help older adults maintain their health, independence and community involvement. Among them are five LeadingAge Minnesota members:  

2-Day Workshop With Dr. John Brose Helps Meet Dementia Training Requirements

On September 11, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Our two-day dementia care workshop, Person-Centered Care and Strategies to Avert Challenging Behaviors, Sept. 24-25 or Oct. 22-23, is specifically designed to equip hands-on caregivers with practical information and knowledge they need to care for individuals with dementia and the necessary problem-solving skills for dealing with challenging behaviors. 

Are You Meeting the Mandatory Dementia Care Requirements?

On August 28, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

There is still time to register for the 2019 Dementia Care Certificate Program, which meets Minnesota’s current mandatory dementia care training requirements for home care agency, Assisted Living/Housing with Services and care center staff.

Dementia Care Certificate Program Begins Aug. 29 – Register Now

On August 20, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

The 2019 Dementia Care Certificate Program is newly updated and meets Minnesota’s current mandatory dementia care training requirements for home care, Housing with Services/Assisted Living staff and care center staff. This certificate series will not be repeated in 2019 – register now to ensure completion by the end of the year. T

Milestone Agreement Reached on Assisted Living Licensure, Dementia Care Standards & Consumer Rights

On May 15, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

LeadingAge Minnesota has agreed along with its Imperative partner and organizations representing consumers and their families to support an historic compromise bill to enhance regulatory oversight and consumer protection in assisted living settings and nursing homes.  

Enforcement Remedies on Horizon for Non-Improving Late Adopters in Antipsychotic Medication Reductio

On March 13, 2019 by Sue Boyd

Non-improving late adopters in the reduction in long-stay residents who were receiving an antipsychotic medication may soon be subjected to enhanced oversight and enforcement remedies, according to a notice from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  

Diversity Scholarships Available for Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference

On December 12, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter will offer 60 diversity scholarships for healthcare professionals to the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference on March 2. 

Final Installment of Dementia Care Certificate Program is Sept. 28 Webinar

On September 7, 2016 by Heidi Simpson

Register to participate in the final webinar of the Dementia Care Certificate Program, Organizational Philosophy and Putting Everything Together, Telling Our Story, on Sept. 28. This webinar is available to all, regardless of previous participation.

Help with Dementia Behaviors from Industry Experts – Aug. 2-3

On July 20, 2016 by Heidi Simpson

While we don’t like to label them as such, so-called dementia-related “behaviors” are the #1 challenge faced by caregivers in any setting. Knowing how to respond and what to do in the moment can be difficult for even the most seasoned caregiver.

Dementia Care Certificate Program in Full Swing

On May 24, 2016 by Heidi Simpson

The exceptional Dementia Care Certificate program, developed in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, continues on June 3 with the webinar “The Appropriate Use of Medication.”

Dementia Care Certificate Program Continues

On May 17, 2016 by Heidi Simpson

This sixth annual Dementia Care Certificate Program continues in June with several webinars that will be of interest to a variety of staff. They include:

Special Re-Broadcast: Dementia Care Module #1

On April 27, 2016 by Heidi Simpson

To help members earn either the mini or full dementia care certificate, we have scheduled two re-broadcasts of the recorded webinar from Dementia Care Module 1: Overview and Early Dementia.

New Mini-Certificate Program Meets State Requirements for Dementia Care Training

On March 30, 2016 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s highly acclaimed Dementia Care Certificate Program features a new element this year. Participants can earn a mini-certificate by completing four sessions to meet the new state mandated dementia care training requirements for home care agency and assisted living/housing with services staff.

Reminder: Send Dementia Care Disclosures to LTC Ombudsman

On May 20, 2015 by Mary Youle

Housing-with-services dementia care providers covered by Minnesota Statute 325F.72 must send a copy of their disclosure statement to the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman. The disclosure statement must also be given to the person seeking placement within a special dementia care setting, or the person's authorized representative, before a contract is signed.

Resources to Help Members Prepare for New Dementia Training Requirements

On April 22, 2015 by Mary Youle

There are a variety of resources available to help home care and housing-with-services establishments meet the dementia training requirements effective Jan.1, 2016,

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