Aging Americans Spur Slew of New Products and Services

In Minnesota alone, 60,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 this year, next year and every year until at least 2030. That’s a big market for business entrepreneurs. And this generation of seniors is like no other when it comes to seeking out and adopting new products to enhance their lives as they age. From orthopedic…

Quiz time! Test your knowledge about aging in Minnesota

We are excited that several visitors to the new Face Aging MN website have taken the Aging IQ quiz. The quiz asks five questions to test knowledge about aging in Minnesota. So far, participants scored high on two of the questions. In fact, 79 percent of them correctly answered the question: “By 2030, what percentage…

Annual survey ensures nursing home meet standards for quality of care

Katie Davis, Campus Administrator at Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea, recently wrote about nursing home regulations and the high standards of care for which nursing homes are held. Federal law requires nursing home participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to undergo an annual survey and certification process by its state’s health department. Good…

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…

The conversation on where aging parents will live

It’s a conversation that nearly every family needs to have at some point – but it’s a talk many tend to avoid. We’re talking about the conversation about where aging parents will want or need to live as they grow older. Fortunately, resources are available to help families with this necessary discussion. Even though many…

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…