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Staffing overview FINAL   Minnesota is experiencing an increase in cases of COVID-19, including in long-term care facilities. Staff exposure, in many cases the result of community transmission, has a significant impact on facilities and increases the risk of transmitting the virus to residents. The spread of COVID-19 in long-term care is of great concern.…

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Summary of Resources for LTC Facilities   Minnesota is experiencing an increase in cases of COVID-19, including in long-term care facilities. Staff exposure, in many cases the result of community transmission, has a significant impact on facilities and increases the risk of transmitting the virus to residents. The spread of COVID-19 in long-term care is…

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Final Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee Meeting You are receiving this information because we believe you may be interested in developments surrounding the new assisted living licensure in Minnesota, scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 1, 2021. The final meeting of the Assisted Living Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled for Nov. 5,…

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  The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities, chapter 4659. You are receiving this message because you may want or need to know about developments affecting assisted living services in Minnesota. The new assisted living licensure will go into effect on August 1, 2021. The proposed rules are available…

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 The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) invites qualified candidates to apply to serve on the newly formed Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Taskforce. The task force was created as part of new legislation creating an assisted living licensure in Minnesota. The purpose of the task force is to support providers of…

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At the September monthly meeting of the St. Paul Senior Workers Association, Dr. John E. Brose, presented a CEU on “Increasing Behavioral Health Competence in Care Centers.” Brose, PhD, LP, LADC, LMFT is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the owner and Clinic Director of Associated Clinic of Psychologist. He was also named 2020 Gerontologist of…

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https://bethjacob.nirsham.com/form/abcs-of-medicare Sunday, August 16; 2 Sessions: 10:30 am & 1 pm You don’t know what you don’t know–if you are approaching 65, or you have exceeded 65 and have questions about Medicare, this is your opportunity to learn and ask questions. Harvey Perle, licensed agent, will inform you in a no-pressure presentation with plenty of room for…

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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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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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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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