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On November 11, 2020 by Heidi Simpson
Do you want to be better equipped to address wandering, hoarding and resisting cares? What about repetitive statements, paranoia, inappropriate sexual expressions or aggression? Our dementia care training can help.
On October 28, 2020 by Heidi Simpson
Today’s Unemployment Claims: An Employer’s Guide
The arrival of the pandemic brought many changes to federal and state laws on unemployment compensation for workers in health care settings including changes to employees’ eligibility criteria and the effect of paid benefits on your unemployment costs.
Application Process Open for Free Training on Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Dementia Living in Assisted Living
On September 30, 2020 by Heidi Simpson
The national Alzheimer’s Association is offering a special topic Project ECHO series based on their guidance Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting.
On June 2, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry
A new guide from the National Center for Creative Aging, the Creative Caregiving Guide©, is a free, web-based resource specially designed for family and professional caregivers of adults who live with Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders.
On April 28, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry
In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are instances when residents are cared for by new or temporary staff or need to be transferred without family to accompany them. As staff work to provide the best possible care to residents, a brief information sheet about the individual that can be kept in the person’s room or apartment for easy reference can be very helpful.
On October 28, 2019 by Lori Meyer
The LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to announce it is now accepting Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the second round of the Project ECHO Assisted Living Communities program. The deadline for submission is Friday, Nov. 15.
On September 24, 2019 by Lori Meyer
Through a unique partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association nationally and here in Minnesota, the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation is excited to announce an opportunity for our assisted living members to participate in Project ECHO—an internationally recognized training program to build skills and capacity in serving those with chronic, common and complex diseases.
On July 2, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Historical Society has developed several offerings for adults with dementia and their caregivers. Resources, tools and community engagement opportunities for residents and clients of care centers, assisted living, and Adult Day Service include:
On April 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry
A free conference on caring for a person with memory loss will be held on June 1 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center. The conference is sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
On January 15, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
The inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medications among nursing home residents has continued to decline, according to the latest report by the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.
On December 12, 2018 by Jodi Boyne
Katelyn Reichow, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Friendship Village in Bloomington was named the 2018 CNA of the Year by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).
On December 5, 2018 by Kari Thurlow
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that Alzheimer’s disease will become eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota next year, making it the 14th health condition approved since the state’s cannabis program began in 2015.
On September 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
LeadingAge Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and other stakeholders to develop another series of provider-surveyor joint training sessions for care centers. Specific locations are still being finalized, but the dates are confirmed: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. There will be two metro sessions, and one each in northern, central and southern Minnesota.
On September 4, 2018 by Jodi Boyne
Elder Circle in Grand Rapids and Volunteers of America recently received grants from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to support people with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them.
On June 4, 2018 by Jodi Boyne
A new report from the National Research Summit offers 694 recommendations that can guide providers of aging services as they design and implement programs for people living with dementia and their families.
On April 10, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Board on Aging has released its competitive dementia grants request for proposal (RFP) seeking qualified grantees to provide services, education, and/or resources for persons with dementia and their caregivers. The deadline is May 11.