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Assisted Living Licensure Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Improvement Task Force Date: Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Time: 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Topic: Hear quality initiative presentations and discuss and finalize task force charter. Contact: health.assistedliving@state.mn.us Meeting number (access code): 146 318 0448 Meeting password: JamJmyAk722 Join meeting More ways to join: Join from the meeting link https://minnesota.webex.com/minnesota/j.php?MTID=mf71312f6f436df72bd93fb58b36aa00f  …

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  Assisted Living Licensure Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Improvement Task Force Date: January 4, 2021 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm CST Topic: Discuss and finalize charter. In addition, the task force will establish meeting routine and discuss initial ideas for identifying best practices recommendations. Meeting number (access code): 146 649 5510 Meeting password:…

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COVID-19 Response Summary for Long-term Care Facilities Template: COVID-19 Response Summary for Long-term Care Facilities Use This Sample to develop a Summary for Your Facility Long-term care facilities have put a tremendous amount of effort into keeping our most vulnerable Minnesotans safe from the virus that causes COVID-19. Use this template document to communicate with…

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Assisted Living Licensure Rule Comment Period Now Open The Minnesota Department of Health has opened the official public comment period for new rules that will help establish an assisted living license for senior care facilities in Minnesota. The authority for these rules comes from groundbreaking reform legislation passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into…

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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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What’s missing in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal? $2 million for the Elder Justice Initiative Resources for the Long-term Care Ombudsman program The Social Services Block Grant ($1.7 billion) which is the primary funding for Adult Protective Services across the nation Learn more

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S 1334/HR 2797 The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 attempts to ease the burden of planning for care in our fragmented health care system.  It will provide for team-based, coordinated care and help ensure those that have advanced care directives have their wishes heard and honored.  The Act will amend the Social…

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“I’m not one of those ‘political’ people, but I would like to know how to get my voice heard.  I don’t even know where to start.” If you have ever been intrigued, interested or even outraged over an issue that affects you or a loved one, then you may have said those very words.  Getting…

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