Caring for the whole person

Tracy Klenda’s favorite part of being a professional caregiver is spending time with the residents. “The best part of my job is being able to visit with residents and light up their day,” says Tracy, who is a Registered Nurse (RN) and Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator at Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake, Minnesota.…

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…