A True Fish Story

I’ve loved fishing all my life. When I was a little kid my dad would take us fishing for Bullheads. No one really catches them anymore, but we used to do it a lot. The process was pretty unusual, but fun. You’d wade into the lake with your fishbowl and pull up the fish. We…

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…

A Limerick about Limerick

Some years back, my second husband and I decided to travel to England and retrace my steps from WWII. Besides visiting the area where I was stationed, we journeyed throughout the United Kingdom. We had a lovely time, and sharing that part of my life with my husband brought us closer together and helped bring…

FaceAgingMN.org Hits a New Milestone

We’ve updated FaceAgingMN.org to improve the experience and offer more ways for people to help their families, communities and our state face aging. We’re glad you’re visiting, and we hope you come back often. Right here, you’ll find blog posts about how we can embrace aging, updates on how senior care reform is benefiting seniors…

Emma is Among Many Minnesota Residents Advancing A Career in Nursing, Thanks to Senior Care Reform

For Emma, a certified nursing assistant and trained medical assistant at Perham Living, the decision to continue her education with a full scholarship and become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was an easy one. Perham Living awarded Emma the scholarship under Minnesota Long Term Care Nursing Facility Scholarship Program. This program is aimed at enhancing…

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…