Category Archives: Aging Services

Past Free Webcast – Making Sense of Brief Cognitive Testing for Older Adults – March 23rd, 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: Laura Hemmy, Phd, Health Science Specialist at Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC); Asst Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, U of MN

Handout-Making Sense of Cognitive Testing in Older Adults 3.23.22

Emerging Voices is the theme of the 46th Annual MGS Conference, April 7-8, 2022.  Dr Laura Hemmy’s presentation will reflect one of those voices.  Two research works, published in 2020, form the foundation of the content

This talk will describe the current state of knowledge for brief cognitive assessment in older adults perceived to be at risk for cognitive decline.  This will include a discussion of potential benefits and harms of testing, screening vs testing on indication, target populations and setting, types of tests and how to evaluate what is best to use when.

Dr. Hemmy will address test characteristics and interpretation strategies as they relate to demographic, accessibility, and experience of healthcare for various populations.

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Past Free Webcast – Assisted Living Licensure: What to Do if You Work with Older Adults – June 24th, 2021

Earn 2 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.)

By: Lindsey Krueger, Home Care and Assisted Living, MN DHS;
Sean Burke, JD, O’Connell Consulting LLC, consultant for Minnesota Elder Justice Center;
Aisha Elmquist, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, MBA;
Elissa Schley, Senior Linkage Line, MBA.

NOTE: This is a two hour webinar, noon – 2 pm

Handout–Assisted Living Licensure 6.24.21

The Minnesota Department of Health and facilities across the state are starting the process of transitioning to an assisted living licensure system in preparation for the new Assisted Living licensure that will begin on August 1, 2021.  Throughout the course of this two-hour session, participants will learn from four panelists about the basic changes coming with the new assisted living licensure law, and what it means for residents in Minnesota’s housing and long-term care settings as well as for those serving and supporting the residents. With an extra hour planned, Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the four panelists.

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