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Presentation: Senior Workers June 2020 Policy Meeting Take-Aways: Now that Age-Friendly MN has launched, what work is being done? Learn about what becoming an Age-Friendly community entails and how the state is intending to participate in this process. Gain a better understanding of the Age-Friendly Community approval process and the role you can play in…

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Modification of Maltreatment of Minors Act and Vulnerable Adults Act Emergency Executive Order 20-32 issued on April 8, 2020, allows the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify certain requirements so that providers can take necessary action to protect Minnesotans. Follow This Link For Governor Tim Walz’ Executive Order The Minnesota Department of Health…

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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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AGENDA – Long Term Care Division Monday, February 17, 12:45pm Room 200 State Office Building Long-Term Care Interim Updates from Commissioner Jan Malcolm, MN Department of Health Long-Term Care Interim Updates from Commissioner Jodi Harpstead and Assistant Commissioner Dan Pollock, MN Department of Human Services

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Louise Kurzeka, an expert in hoarding disorder, spoke to a group of professionals about the topic at the January 7 monthly meeting of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association. Kurzeka reminded everyone what the official definition of hoarding disorder is: “The acquisition of, and failure to discard a larger number of objects that appear useless…

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With the greatest sense of purpose through giving, SPSWA was honored to help a wonderful student pay for a portion of their schooling, by providing a cool $2,000.00 towards their tuition. We could not be more proud. Through our members efforts and the efforts of so many others – this is a shared moment of…

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