The Minnesota Age and Disabilities Odyssey Conference is a two-day conference held every other year. The conference has been held on either an annual or biennial basis since 1998 and generally attracts more than 1,000 attendees. Attendees are interested in long-term services and supports. They include advocates, consumers, policy makers, providers, counties, tribes, managed care organizations and state government. Odyssey:
Promotes best practices
Provides training and technical assistance about DHS programs and services
Recognizes and honors excellence at the individual, organization and programmatic level
Offers many opportunities to network.
The Aging and Adult Services Division and Minnesota Board on Aging offer several online courses for lead agency (county, tribal, and managed care) staff and for those looking to learn more about how to better serve and support older adults more broadly.
This training is a YouTube video of a Aging and Adult Services Division videoconference training recorded on April 24, 2019. The video is approximately 2.5 hours in duration.
The training covers the policies and procedures for the EW program and is targeted for staff with up to 12 months of program experience. Those with more experience are welcome to view the training, understanding that the information presented is focused on program basics.
Elderly Waiver (EW): Basic program overview is available on the Older Adult Programs Learning Center. To view this training, click on "Course Catalog Search." Search the course catalog for “Elderly Waiver” or "EW" or select category “All” and look for the class title.
MMIS online training are available on the Older Adult Programs Learning Center. To view all MMIS online courses, click on "Course Catalog Search." Search the course catalog for “MMIS” or select category “All MMIS courses”.
These courses provide instructions on how to use following program documents, but do not replace the MMIS manuals DHS-4625, DHS-4669, or DHS-5020A.
Using the LTC screening document and service agreement to support the Alternative Care, Elderly Waiver, Essential Community Supports programs. (These instructions can be applied to other programs including the Community Alternative Care (CAC), Brain Injury (BI), and Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) programs.)
Using the Health Risk Assessment screening document for the Minnesota Senior Health Care Plus (MSC+), Minnesota Options for Senior Care (MSHO), and Special Needs Basic Care (SNBC) programs.
DHS Aging and Adult Services Division has suspended videoconference training at this time. We value providing educational training to our partners in the Aging Services community and we look forward to being able to provide them as soon as possible. We will send communications regarding future training through the Aging and Adult Services eList announcements. To sign up for DHS eList announcements or to update your email subscriptions, please go to the DHS email subscriptions page.