Category Archives: Aging Services

Past Free Webinar – The Juniper Network: Improving Health and Strengthening Communities Throughout Minnesota – February 12, 2020

By: Sarah Shepherd, LSW, MPH, and Georgia Lane, MA

Handout – Juniper Network 2.12.20

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

Juniper is a statewide network of organizations delivering evidence-based programs to help adults live well, get fit and prevent falls.  Since 2018, 130+ organizations have joined this growing network to achieve better health in communities across Minnesota.  A core theme for Juniper participants is that you can take charge of your health and live well, even with challenges.  Through a networked approach, Juniper fosters collaboration among health plans, healthcare providers, housing providers, and community-based organizations that are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve — together.

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Past Free Webinar – Developing a Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card – September 19, 2019

By: Tetyana Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy Management, University of Minnesota 

Peter Spuit, LGSW, MSW, Rate-Setting Policy Consultant, Aging and Adult Services Division, DHS

Handout — Developing an Assisted Living Report Card

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

Minnesota’s Nursing Home Report Card is a national model for measuring and promoting quality in nursing home care. Based on that success, the state is developing a report card for assisted living. Quality in assisted living is especially important because a large number of the state’s waiver program participants are supported by the service, AL care is more expensive than other HCBS options, and participants live in the service setting. Assisted living quality is also important to a large and growing private pay marketplace in Minnesota. This session will share results from an extensive literature review and environmental scan on assisted living quality conducted by the University of Minnesota. The session will also present proposed domains and measures of quality for assisted living.

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