News and updates on DHS efforts that support seniors.
DHS is involved in several efforts at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, which begins Thursday, Aug. 21, and runs through Monday, Sept. 1. The Minnesota Board on Aging promotes the Senior LinkAge Line® and www.MinnesotaHelp.info® and DHS services and initiatives at its booth in the southeast corner of the Education Building, 1372 Cosgrove St., St. Paul This year the booth will highlight the 20th anniversary of the Senior LinkAge Line®. More information is in a story about DHS' State Fair booth.
A more user-friendly Nursing Home Report Card with more detailed information (including daily payment rates) on Minnesota nursing facilities has been introduced by DHS and the Minnesota Department of Health. The Nursing Home Report Card, at nhreportcard.dhs.mn.gov, helps consumers compare the quality of care in nursing homes across the state. More information is in a news release about the report card.
Top state leaders recently heard about efforts in the DHS Continuing Care Administration to measure progress toward such policy goals as helping seniors return to their homes after a nursing home stay and helping people with disabilities move to homes of their own. DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson introduced the team to her colleagues at Gov. Mark Dayton’s senior leadership meeting Oct. 9, calling Continuing Care’s work a model for the rest of the agency. More information is in a story about the performance measurements efforts.