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Tips for Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting

Mar 31, 2020

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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COVID-19 Response Waiver

Mar 26, 2020

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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EVENT: Long Term Care Division Updates from MN Department of Human Services

Feb 13, 2020

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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Council to help shape response to opioid epidemic

Aug 13, 2019

Deadline near to apply for Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council The Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking applicants until July 29 for the new Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council. Established by 2019 legislation, the council will review existing efforts to address the state’s opioid epidemic, establish future priorities and recommend specific projects to receive…

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Minnesota Board on Aging: Senior Advocate FYI

Mar 18, 2019

Governor Walz Releases His Budget Recommendations: On February 19th Governor Walz finalized and released his budget recommendations for the biennium. Click Minnesota Board on Aging Senior Advocate Update March 2019 for more information.

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The Inside Scoop!

Feb 19, 2019

It’s time for another THE INSIDE SCOOP! This week’s SCOOP features Toby Pearson, Vice President of Advocacy. Toby gives a quick update on what has happened this week, and what to expect in the week ahead.   Remember–if you have not yet shared stories with your senator and representative about the wonderful work and employees…

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MN receives an ACL Awards Grant

Oct 4, 2018

ACL recently awarded grants totaling $4,877,699 to Adult Protective Services systems in 14 states. The three-year grants will be used to enhance statewide APS systems, evaluate and improve practices, and improve data collection and reporting to ACL’s National Adult Maltreatment Reporting Systems (NAMRS). State APS systems investigate reports of abuse and exploitation of older adults…

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Inviting Public Comment on Older Americans Act Funding Proposal

Aug 23, 2018

In accordance with the Older Americans Act (Section 315(c)(1)), Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is soliciting the views of older individuals, providers and other stakeholders on two elements of its 2019 funding proposal to the Minnesota Board on Aging. Plans for Program Development and Coordination Activities funded under Title III-B (Supportive Services). Download summary. Strategy for cost sharing related to supportive,…

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The Minnesota Board on Aging Needs Your Comments

Jun 12, 2018

The Minnesota Board on Aging requests comments on the 2019 – 2022 State Plan on Aging for the State of Minnesota.   You can review the report here. The public comment period ends 4:30 PM Friday June 22, 2018. Comments can be made by completing the online form. All comments will be reviewed.  

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