CDC Program Expands Free COVID-19 Testing to Assisted Living Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On July 27, 2022 the CDC increased access to testing via Operation Expanded Testing.  Assisted living centers now have access to free COVID-19 testing for their staff and residents through December 31, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Operation Expanded Testing (OpET) program…… Continue reading CDC Program Expands Free COVID-19 Testing to Assisted Living Facilities

Upcoming Updates to Assisted Living Community Accreditation Requirements – The Joint Commission

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare “Effective January 1, 2023, The Joint Commission approved 4 new and 14 revised requirements for the Assisted Living Community (ALC) accreditation program. The updates span multiple chapters and address infection control, dementia care, staffing, staff wellness, and resident well-being. The changes to the requirements reflect…… Continue reading Upcoming Updates to Assisted Living Community Accreditation Requirements – The Joint Commission

Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: ALL Together News and Updates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The ALL Together newsletterwill provide updates details and information about Assisted Living for providers, residents, family members and the public regarding the Assisted Living Licensure. The Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Regulation Division (HRD) will work to provide information, news, updates and links to resources for Assisted…… Continue reading Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: ALL Together News and Updates

MN AL Providers: Upcoming Assisted Living Teleconference Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Save the Date! Date: Monday, September 27, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Topics: 1) Review survey findings              2) Change of Ownership              3) Closures Contact: health.assistedliving@state.mn.us Please join the Minnesota Department of Health for…… Continue reading MN AL Providers: Upcoming Assisted Living Teleconference Call

Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Rules Update and Updated Tools for Assisted Living Providers

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Notice of Adoption Announcement  The Minnesota Department of Health is pleased to announce the Notice of Adoption for the Rules Governing Assisted Living Facilities was published in the State Register on July 19, 2021. You may review the Notice of Adoption on the Minnesota State Register website, State Register…… Continue reading Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Rules Update and Updated Tools for Assisted Living Providers

Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) implementation date of August 1, 2021 is just around the corner.  Today, the Minnesota Department of Health posted names of facilities who will be regulated under this new licensure on their ALL webpage, view today’s list on the ALL website.…… Continue reading Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Facilities

Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: Upcoming Webinar – June 24, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Assisted Living Teleconference Call Reminder! Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Topics: 1) Food and Kitchens Part 2                             2) Presentation on Appendix Z                  …… Continue reading Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: Upcoming Webinar – June 24, 2021

Minnesota Providers: Assisted Living Teleconference Call

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Assisted Living Teleconference Call Save the Date! Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Topics: 1) Discussion about Staffing Requirements              2) Hear about Person Centered Care and Services in relation to               144G.63 and…… Continue reading Minnesota Providers: Assisted Living Teleconference Call