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1) What research says about how to care for persons living with dementia in long-term or community-based care settings in times of emergencies Tips for Dementia Caregivers in Long-Term or Community-Based Settings: Here are some research-based tips and strategies to support people with dementia. Please feel free to share these with staff and families, You…

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Dear Community and Non-Profit Partners, The State has submitted a waiver to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin the process of requesting a broad range of temporary flexibility the Department of Human Services can use if necessary to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 1135 waiver and subsequent requests for more specific…

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Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee The next assisted living licensure rules committee meetings are scheduled for: Thursday March 12, 2020 (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) Thursday, March 26, 2020 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Both meetings will be held at the: Minnesota Retirement Systems Building Training Room 106 60 Empire Drive St. Paul, MN…

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Karen Eckstrom, MSW, LICSW, talked about Relocation Stress on March 3 at the monthly meeting of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association. Relocation stress is characterized by symptoms such as anxiety, confusion, depression and loneliness. It usually occurs in older adults shortly after moving from their home to an assisted living community or skilled nursing…

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