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Next Free Webcast – Paying MN’s Long-Term Care Bill: A Study of Private- and Public-Pay Patterns – October 12, 2022

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenters: Peter Spuit, MSW and Rachel Shands, MSW

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Handout–Paying MN’s Long-Term Care Bill Private-and Public-Pay Patterns

In 2020-2021, Rachel Shands, MSW and Peter Spuit, MSW, working within the State of Minnesota’s Department of Human Services, conducted an Elderly Waiver Spenddown Study. The goal of the study is to increase the shared understanding of the circumstances and decisions of older Minnesotans eligible for enrollment in the Elderly Waiver program. A primary focus is on how these older adults make a range of decisions about paying for long term care supports with their own financial resources. The presenters have structured the session to explore the key findings and policy implications derived from the recent study.

Would you like more information? Click here to view the Elderly Waiver Spenddown Study

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Past Free Webcast – LGBTQ Aging: Exploring the 2022 Needs Assessment and Applying it to Your Work – September 13th, 2022

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenter: Rajean P. Moone, PhD, LNHA/LALD, FGSA

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Handout LBGTQ Aging Exploring 2022 Needs Assessment

In 2002 and 2012 a Twin Cities lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) aging needs assessment provided insights into aging within these communities. Another decade later a partnership between Rainbow Health and the University of Minnesota Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) replicated these monumental studies into the Minnesota 2022 LGBTQ Aging Needs Assessment.

The findings from this study show that significant change has occurred over the last decade, but there is more that must be done. Dr. Rajean Moone, principal investigator from the University, will present the results of the study and offer tips for working with LGBTQ older adults.

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