Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: Licensure Webpage Updates And Upcoming Task Force Meeting

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has updated its Assisted Living Licensure webpage. MDH has posted two new documents: Additional Modifications to Proposed Rules (PDF) provides a description of additional modifications MDH is proposing to the Assisted Living Licensure Rules based on feedback received from stakeholders…… Continue reading Minnesota Assisted Living Providers: Licensure Webpage Updates And Upcoming Task Force Meeting

Interim Recommendations for Coadministration of COVID-19 Vaccine and TB Testing Products in ALFs

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The State of Washington has posted Interim Recommendations for Coadministration of COVID-19 Vaccine and TB Testing Products for Assisted Living facilities. “Dear Assisted Living Facility Administrator: Currently, tuberculosis (TB) testing requirements under WACs 388-78A-2484, -2480(1), and 2485(1) are suspended by the Department of Social and Health…… Continue reading Interim Recommendations for Coadministration of COVID-19 Vaccine and TB Testing Products in ALFs

Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Webpage Updates and Upcoming Hearings

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has updated their Assisted Living Licensure webpage. Information has been updated to provide further clarity on how to attend the Assisted Living Licensure hearing and methods an attendee can testify. In addition, MDH has posted its hearing exhibits pertaining to…… Continue reading Minnesota: Assisted Living Licensure Webpage Updates and Upcoming Hearings

COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The focus of media on COVID-19 has largely focused on hospitals initially, then nursing homes.   A very thought-provoking read in the November 20, 2020 edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – CDC provides us with a look at how Assisted Living Facilities are faring…… Continue reading COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities

Minnesota Assisted Living Proposed Rules Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities, Chapter 4659.  The new assisted living licensure will go into effect on August 1, 2021. The proposed rules are available online at Assisted Living Facilities Proposed Rules — 10/8/20 (PDF). A Notice of…… Continue reading Minnesota Assisted Living Proposed Rules Posted

National Assisted Living Week: August 13 – 19, 2020

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare For 25 years now, we’ve been recognizing and honoring the Assisted Living communities in the U.S. during this week in September.  These communities provide a unique type of living opportunity for seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The services and care that is provided in an AL…… Continue reading National Assisted Living Week: August 13 – 19, 2020

Update on Status of Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare New Assisted Living licensure goes into effect for the state of Minnesota on August 1, 2021.  The Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is developing new rules for the assisted living laws, chapter 144g.  https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/assistedliving/index.html is the website that provides information on…… Continue reading Update on Status of Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota

Emergency Preparedness: Caring for Persons with Dementia in LTC or Community-Based Care Setting

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Alzheimer’s Association posted a guidance document on Monday, March 30, 2020 to “help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with dementia in long-term care and community-based settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a…… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness: Caring for Persons with Dementia in LTC or Community-Based Care Setting

Minnesota AL Providers: New Assisted Living Licensure Law

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Minnesota Department of Health, Health Regulation Division is writing to share important news about Minnesota’s new assisted living licensure law.  We understand that as providers you have many concerns related to managing your agency’s response to COVID-19. We will send this information again in…… Continue reading Minnesota AL Providers: New Assisted Living Licensure Law

Some Assisted-Living Residents Don’t Get Promised Care

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On February 14, 2020, the New York Times published a very interesting article with the same title as this blog that spoke to court decisions in California that addressed how large assisted-living chains make staffing decisions.  That was the headline that began with telling the…… Continue reading Some Assisted-Living Residents Don’t Get Promised Care