Be inspired: Three stories from three Minnesotans facing aging

Recently, Face Aging released three videos that highlight the perspectives of three Minnesotans facing aging: a senior, her daughter, and a professional caregiver. In the videos, each woman shares three things they have learned about aging. With at least 60,000 Minnesotans turning 65 every year from now through 2030, we need to work together as…

One caregiver’s journey takes him from CNA to CEO

The America poet, essayist, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” However, John Zwiers’ professional journey took him from a certified nursing assistant all the way to CEO of LB Homes in Fergus Falls. We recently came across John’s story in The Fergus Falls Daily Journal. His is one…

Reform Brings Welcome Boost to Caregivers in Rochester

The good news keeps coming about what Minnesota’s 2015 senior care reform is doing for seniors and their caregivers. The historic reform passed last year by the Minnesota Legislature has allowed senior care facilities to give employees much-deserved salary increases and provide them with other important benefits. These are the hard-working, dedicated staff who provide…

When You Get Old, Will There Be Someone to Care for You?

Over the next decade, we will need another 25,000 professional caregivers in Minnesota, in large part to care for our rapidly growing senior population. The number of Minnesota seniors will double in the coming years as baby boomers reach retirement age. Thanks to healthier living and medical innovations, seniors are living longer, many into their…