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Register Now for MLCOA 2020 Virtual Summit Series

On November 25, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Registration just opened for one of the hottest tickets in the field of aging. Each year, the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging (MLCOA) gathers the state’s leading minds for a Summit to discuss the policies and practices needed to create communities and systems that support aging with dignity and a spirit of well-being in Minnesota. Last year at the Summit, Governor Walz signed an executive order to establish the Council for an Age-Friendly Minnesota that recently submitted their recommendations.

New Nurse Leadership Certificate Program Now Open for Registration

On November 25, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Nurse leaders in aging services settings must possess the leadership and operational skills to provide best in class care and effectively support their staff and residents. This year, when the COVID-19 pandemic has staff teams stretched to capacity, the need is even more urgent.

Improving Health Equity Focus of MLCOA 2020 Virtual Summit Series

On November 18, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

On December 9-11, the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging hosts its 2020 Virtual Summit Series, a forum to discuss the policies and practices needed to create communities and systems that support aging with dignity and a spirit of well-being in Minnesota. This year’s event will focus on improving health equity for older adults in our state.

New Nurse Leadership Certificate Program Announced for 2020-2021

On November 18, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Dealing with the various aspects of the current crisis brought about by the pandemic, nurse leaders in aging services settings are facing even more challenges and stressors than ever before. It is critical that they find ways to build up their strengths and their reserves so they can be present to support others—their staff, their residents and families—both now and as we look ahead to the future of aging services. LeadingAge Minnesota’s Nurse Leadership Certificate Program is designed to do just that and in a virtual environment. It builds on the solid program content and expert faculty that were formerly a part of the venerable Nursing Leadership Symposium and the Assisted Living Nurse Manager program – updated to address today’s challenges.

CMS Urges Nursing Homes to Use COVID-19 Staff Training

On November 18, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In a Nov. 17 news release CMS urges nursing homes to take advantage of targeted COVID-19 training and highlights facilities that have already done so. This is the free course available on QSEP that offers modules for both front-line staff and management staff (access training here); it is separate from the longer QIO training offerings and from Project ECHO.

Dementia Care Training Begins Next Week: Strategies to Avert Challenging Behaviors

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.

MHCEA Conference Registration Now Open

On November 4, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) will host its 2020 Fall Conference on December 3-4.  Registration for the conference is now open, with an early-bird rate available until this Friday, Nov. 6.

Adult Day Services and Day Support Service

On October 14, 2020 by Roni Falck

As part of the DHS Waiver Reimagine proposal, beginning on January 1, 2021, new clients on disability waivers will not be able to access Adult Day Services until age 55. 

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.

Juniper Offers Online Wellness Classes for Seniors

On October 7, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

As with so many other resources in this time of pandemic, Juniper has moved a number of their classes online for easy remote access.

Registration Open for MAPS Conference

On October 7, 2020 by LeadingAge

Registration is now open for the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Annual Conference.

Save the Date: MHCEA Conference Set for December 3-4

On September 30, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Healthcare Engineers Association (MHCEA) has confirmed December 3-4 as the dates for its 2020 Fall Conference. This year’s event will be in virtual format due to the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with programming from 9:00 – 12:30 each day.

New Fall Programs Open for Registration

On September 23, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Just like “Back to School,” the beginning of fall brings new opportunities for continuing education. These programs are coming to you in October and are now open for registration.

Education & Events

On September 16, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Webinar: Budgeting in Uncertain Times
October 1

Assisted Living/HWS Management Certificate Program (Virtual)
October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

Sales & Marketing in Senior Living a Month Away

On September 16, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

Has your occupancy suffered from the impact of the pandemic? You’re not alone. Your sales and marketing team plays an essential role in your community’s financial performance during regular times;

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

Assisted Living/HWS Management Certificate Program Opens for Registration this Week

On September 16, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

The highly anticipated Assisted Living/HWS Management Certificate Program will open for registration this week. This 6-part virtual series features expert faculty and essential content for

OSHA Recordkeeping Training Available in October

On September 9, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Maintaining an accurate OSHA log of recordable work-related injuries and illnesses is an important skill that benefits

New On-Demand Online Nursing Home COVID-19 Training from CDC/CMS Now Available

On August 19, 2020 by Terri Foley

One-hour training sessions on COVID-19 critical topics such infection prevention, early detection, and managing staffing challenges are now available through the new

Celebrating Accomplishments

On September 3, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Knowing staff as individuals means knowing about their major personal accomplishments. Is a staff member running a marathon? Graduating from nursing school? Welcoming a new baby (remember new moms and dads)? Congratulate them!  

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