Most Americans would prefer having dreaded “sex talk” with kids to “senior care talk” with parents

Just over half (54 percent) of visitors to Care.com recruited for a recent survey say they would rather have the “the sex talk” with their children than engage in a conversation with their aging parents about when they need to start planning for more care and support as they grow older. In fact, more than…

The Truth About Senior Living

When you think of senior living, do you envision quiet, lonely people just sitting around talking about the good old days? We’re actually a bit rowdier than that. We still love having fun, and still know how to have a good time. There’s always a new hobby to be tried, a game of poker to…

Scholarships abound for caregivers to pursue nursing degrees, thanks to senior care reform

The senior care reforms passed by Minnesota lawmakers last year has allowed many senior care facilities across the state to offer scholarships to caregivers to assist them as they work toward a degree in nursing. We’ve shared how these scholarships have benefited some caregivers in the Spotlight section on FaceAgingMN.org. We recently heard from Lakeview…

2016 Minnesota legislative session begins and seniors are again a hot topic.

  Over the next few weeks, it is likely you’ll be hearing more about the growing senior population and aging care needs across Minnesota. Legislators have returned to the State Capitol for the 2016 legislative session and it is expected elderly issues will, once again, be on the agenda. Last year, legislators approved historic senior…

Speaker of House Kurt Daudt Witnesses Benefits of Senior Care Reform

On its Perspectives blog, Presbyterian Homes & Services wrote about a recent visit from Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt with residents and staff of Lake Minnetonka Shores, a Presbyterian Homes & Services senior living community located in Spring Lake, MN. Speaker Daudt highlighted how senior care reform passed during the 2015 legislative session…

Fewer Snowbirds, Working Longer and Shifting Views on Paying for Care

New Survey of Older Minnesotans Reveals Big Trends More than half of older Minnesotans expect savings or private insurance to pay for long-term care. That is one of the findings of the 2015 Survey of Older Minnesotans from the Minnesota Board on Aging in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, which surveyed to…

Real reform takes time

On November 6, 2015 the Morris Sun Tribune featured an opinion piece from LeadingAge Minnesota’s Gayle Kvenvold and the Care Providers of Minnesota’s Patti Cullen. In their piece, they commended the lawmakers who helped ensure that Minnesota seniors will get high quality care in a welcoming place close to their loved ones. From their piece…