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  • Thursday, April 04, 2024 09:56 | Heidi Holste (Administrator)

    From the CMS Medicare Learning Network: "CMS revised the definition of managing employee. For purposes of this definition of managing employee, this includes, but isn’t limited to, a hospice or skilled nursing facility (SNF) administrator and a hospice or SNF medical director. Every Medicare provider and supplier must report all current managing employees. If a hospice or SNF hasn’t reported a medical director or administrator as a managing employee, they must report now."

    Read the full information here: MM13333 (002).pdf

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023 10:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attached is the final version of the 2023-2024 Influenza Protocol and facility letter, view here.

  • Sunday, June 25, 2023 22:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Save the Date for November 2 and 3, 2023

    Date & Location

    Thursday, November 2, 2023, 12:00 PM - Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:00 PM

    Day one: Live Webinar

    Day two: Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN

    Registration link

    Target Audience

    Professions - Administrator, Nurse, Other, Physician, Physician Assistant


    The 2023 MAGIC annual conference will address aging and health across professions with a focus on organ systems above the neck, including brain disease, hearing, swallowing and speech, oral care and vision and below the knees (e.g. foot care). Presentations and discussions will also address public policy and long-term care organization’s approaches to promoting access and quality of care for older Minnesotans. 

    This course is planned and hosted by MAGIC. For more information contact Heidi Holste, Executive Director of MAGIC.  


    At the conclusion of this course, learners should be able to:

    1.     Describe best practice approaches to address brain disorders among older people.

    2.     Collaborate effectively across professions to address problems above the knees such as mental health, hearing, communication, swallowing, oral health, foot care and vision problems among older people.

    3.     Lead efforts to respond to changes in public policy related to care of older people.

  • Monday, April 24, 2023 11:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 09:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MDH funded in-facility vaccine clinics are available through February 15, 2023.

    Both primary series and bivalent boosters are available to all eligible residents and staff.

    To request more information or to host a clinic event at your facility please complete the MDH LTC COVID Booster Needs Request form at:

  • Friday, June 24, 2022 08:58 | Heidi Holste (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the MAGIC Annual Conference

    November 3 and 4, 2022

    The Minnesota Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians (MAGIC) 2022 Annual Conference will address major clinical, policy and leadership issues related to care of older adults and those in long-term care settings in Minnesota.

    • The first day, Thursday, November 3, 2022, is a half day and concludes with an annual meeting and will be virtual. 
    • The second day, Friday, November 4, 2022, will be a full day and in-person at Midland Hills Country Club.  

    Register for the 2022 Conference 

    (Note that this link will bring you to the University of Minnesota who is assisting with registration)

    View the agenda for the 2022 MAGIC Conference

    What is a MAGIC Conference?

    A typical MAGIC conference is planned to address major clinical, policy and leadership issues related to care of older adults and those in long-term care settings in Minnesota. In 2021, we had Ashton Applewhite as our keynote speaker.  Ashton is the internationally recognized author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.  We also had speakers on topics will including challenging practical issues such as sleep disturbances, diabetes, what we have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, recent changes in long-term care regulations, and self-care for professionals. In a one-and-a-half-day workshop format, we also discussed equity and diversity in long-term care. MAGIC invites clinicians and students from all specialties, professions and the general public to attend. 

  • Monday, June 20, 2022 10:22 | Heidi Holste (Administrator)

    MAGIC is pleased to release this video highlighting the recommended workflow for filling out a Provider Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form with a new skilled nursing facility or assisted living resident. The POLST Video was created in partnership by MAGIC and the MMA. We encourage all providers to watch this video and to share with patients and families/surrogates of the patient. Watch the video 

  • Sunday, August 15, 2021 16:27 | Heidi Holste (Administrator)

    Minnesota Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians – MAGIC - supports vaccine requirement for health care employees

    Minnesota, August 4, 2021 - COVID-19 cases are once again rising in Minnesota with most new cases caused by the delta variant. Further, the majority of COVID related deaths in Minnesota occurred in long term care or assisted living facilities. Older adults and people with complex medical conditions continue to be at risk for severe adverse effects and death from this virus. The vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective and are the most powerful tools to protect our friends, families and communities. It is supported in research that vaccination significantly reduces the risk of acquiring COVID-19, and substantially reduces the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19.

    Respected medical societies and organizations across the country recently issued a joint statement calling to require the COVID vaccine for all healthcare employees. As the statewide association of clinicians practicing geriatrics, MAGIC stands with the growing list of organizations and experts who support mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare employees. The protection and safety of those we serve far outweigh the costs of not being vaccinated. Together we can ensure vibrant, safe communities for older adults, others with medical conditions, and their caregivers.

    The Minnesota Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians (MAGIC) is a membership organization whose purpose is to support its members as they advocate for and serve older adults and those with complex medical needs. Its predecessor organization, the Minnesota Medical Directors Association, was founded in 1978. MMDA was reintroduced as MAGIC in 2017 as an organization with broader membership in response to the changing paradigm of care for older, and medically complex persons. MAGIC is proud to be the leading geriatric provider organization in the state.

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Rosemount, MN  55068



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