Category: Notable News
Welcome to the Notable News category, which includes information on the latest issues in aging services.
On May 22, 2013 by Christian Knights
Professionals attending the first annual Senior Living NOW conference on June 25 and 26 will get critical first-hand information and updates on important changes for housing-with-services and home care coming out of the 2013 legislative session.
On May 15, 2013 by Heidi Simpson
It’s just six weeks until the new Senior Living NOW Conference June 25-26 in Brooklyn Center. It’s two days, two conferences in one event – the Assisted Living Conference and the Senior Housing Conference. Choose either conference, or mix and match to customize your experience.
On May 8, 2013 by Jodi Boyne
Kathryn Roberts, Ecumen President and CEO, was recently honored by Minnesota State University Mankato with its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The award is presented to graduates who have achieved high rank or honor in their professions, have a widespread effect on their communities, and are recognized for their achievements over the course of their careers.
On May 8, 2013 by Jodi Boyne
May is the 50th Anniversary of Older Americans Month, and older Americans are being challenged to “Unleash the Power of Age.”
On May 1, 2013 by Jodi Boyne
Three in 10 Americans 40 or older would rather not think about getting older at all. That’s a staggering statistic when you consider that more than half of the 40-plus crowd has been caregivers for a relative or friend.
On May 1, 2013 by Mary Youle
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) invites participation in the seventh edition of the Senior Living Compensation Survey, which has been constructed by Western Management Group in collaboration with ALFA. The survey includes jobs for assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and convalescent care.
On April 24, 2013 by Ed Smelser
Value First, the group purchasing organization (GPO) owned by LeadingAge, Aging Services of Minnesota and 23 other state affiliates, was recently recognized as Affiliate of the Year at the MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 3.
On April 17, 2013 by Jodi Boyne
Jodi Boyne joined Aging Services of Minnesota as Vice President of Public Relations in March. In her role at Aging Services, Jodi will manage and execute the Association’s public relations activities including development of strategies aimed at improving the public perception of older adult services. She will also serve as editor of Advantage.
On April 10, 2013 by Guest Contributor
Ecumen’s Changing Aging blog recently featured a story and video with former Governor Al Quie. At 89 years of age, Governor Quie has exceeded his lifelong goal to ride horses to age 80.
On April 10, 2013 by Mary Youle
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled the first housing discrimination mobile application (app) for iPhone and iPad.
On April 3, 2013 by Mary Youle
The Hospice benefit produces $2,561 in savings to Medicare for each patient enrolled for 53 to 105 days before death compared to a non-hospice control group, according to new research by the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center abstract published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
On April 3, 2013 by Darrell Shreve
A member care center sent Aging Services an email message repeated below and asked if it was legitimate. The message is a scam, and according to several “scam alert” services it connects to malware. Members should not open any of the links in the message. Instead, delete the message and alert your staff to do the same.
On March 27, 2013 by Guest Contributor
Hospice providers that have not already begun entering their National Quality Forum (NQF) #0209 data for the Payment Year 2014 cycle should begin doing so immediately. Providers must enter and attest to their data on the data entry website no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on April 1 in order to comply with NQF #0209 requirements.
On March 20, 2013 by Mary Youle
The call for entries is now open for the 2013 National Mature Media Awards, which are being sponsored by the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). The entry deadline for this year's National Mature Media Awards is Friday, April 12, 2013. For more information about the 22nd Annual National Mature Media Awards, including the requirements and application form, please visit http://www.seniorawards.com.
On March 20, 2013 by Mary Youle
DHS has contracted with the Improve Group for an evaluation called the Community Services Input Project, which will gather input from community members with disabilities, people who are older, and caregivers/families about availability and challenges of accessing long-term services and supports. DHS asked Aging Services to share this information with members so that they can encourage the older adults they serve and their families to volunteer to participate in a focus groups.
On March 13, 2013 by Heidi Simpson
Registration is open for the 3rd annual Aging Services of Minnesota Dementia Care Certificate Program Series.
On March 13, 2013 by Adam Suomala
This summer, Aging Services has an exciting opportunity to add a new temporary staff member focused exclusively on workforce initiatives. Last Monday, Aging Services was selected by the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CHCS) as one of ten Minnesota non-profits to participate in a Volunteering in Service to America (VISTA) program.
On March 13, 2013 by Mary Youle
ACT on Alzheimer's, a statewide collaboration seeking to address the personal, social and budgetary impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, now has a new website.
On March 6, 2013 by Kari Thurlow
Earlier this week, a national story broke regarding a regarding a senior housing provider in California that did not administer CPR to a resident who had collapsed. The provider was reported to have a policy instructing employees that in the event of a health emergency staff were to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrived.
On March 6, 2013 by Christian Knights
Aging Services members have access to a new benefit – the Daily News Blast is a bite-sized breakdown of the week’s news – highlights on policy, health care, and older adult services world. It could include the latest news development on assisted living, a blog about how technology is helping caregivers do their work, or even a tweet about a breaking story at the Capitol. We also throw in stories that show the incredible achievements in aging services around the world.