Past Free Webcast – Building the Workforce Pipeline in Long-term Care – September 27th, 2021

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.)

With:  Traci Larson,  LNHA, Senior Vice President of Employee Experience, Presbyterian Homes & Services

Deb Barnes, LNHA, LSW, LALD, Administrator/CEO, Lakeview United Methodist Health Services

Jenna Kellerman, MA, CPG, LALD, Director of Workforce Solutions, LeadingAge Minnesota

Handout Building Workforce Pipeline 9.27.21

In response to demographic shifts and the impact of the pandemic, long-term care service providers are challenged, more than ever, to recruit, train and retain staff to fulfill the goals of their organizations.  Three leaders working in the long-term care industry will share their perspectives in this timely discussion.

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Past Free Webcast – What Were We Thinking: Past, Present and Future of Aging Policy and Practices 1971-2021-2071 – August 18th, 2021

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.)

By: Todd Stump, MSW, Aging and Adult Services, MN DHS
LaRhae Knatterud, MAPA, Aging Transformation, MN DHS

Additional Panelists:
Megan Dayton, MN Demographer’s office

John Selstad, formerly of Aging and Adult Services

Handout–What Were We Thinking 8.18.21

Handout supplement–Megan Dayton’s slides 8.18.21

In fifty years, when members of Generation Z are living with the impact of governmental and societal decisions concerning older adults, this question will arise:  What were we thinking?

Imagine it is the year 2071, fifty years from now.  Gerontology students are reading about how older adults were described and cared for in 1971:  As a homogenous group of people needing care and unable to advocate for themselves.  Relegated to living in substandard conditions in nursing facilities, medicated to manage mental health challenges and ignorant of technology.

Come back to 2021 where these same students observe continuing age segregation, inaccessible community design, housing shortages, end-of-life care challenges, a lack of diversity in terms of individualized care and an ongoing emphasis on acute care over prevention, health, and wellness.

There is an opportunity today to identify, discuss and prioritize answers to the issues that impact aging in MN now and during the past fifty years. Why not identify the answers right now?

With help from your answers to a brief survey linked below, LaRhae Knatterud and Todd Stump of the Minnesota Department of Services will examine these ideas.

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