Category Archives: Past Webinars

Past Free Webinar – Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding and Helping to Improve Care – October 2, 2019

By: Paul Tuite, MD, Professor, Neurology, University of Minnesota

Handout – Parkinson’s Disease -Part 1

Handout – Parkinson’s Disease Part 2

Handout – Parkinson’s Disease Part 3

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.)

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects about 15,000 Minnesotans. Due to the increase in the aging population, the numbers are expected to double by 2030.  The presence of loss of smell perception and/or the manifestation of REM behavioral sleep disorder are important clues that someone may have prodromal PD.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading