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Stipend, training incentives part of enhanced rate effort

Stipend, training incentives part of enhanced rate effort

As Minnesota continues to struggle with its care crisis, measures are being taken to address the critical need for direct care workers. Efforts are stepping up to implement the enhanced rates for the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) programs. …

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Handi Medical is going strong

Handi Medical is going strong

Thirty years ago Mary Miller was studying nursing and working as a personal care assistant to Darcy Pohland, a Twin Cities reporter who had broken her neck in a diving accident. When Miller called for medical supplies, she would often …

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September Issue Sponsor – MRCI

September Issue Sponsor – MRCI Direct support professionals can change lives

By Lisa Cownie, MRCI Strategic Writer

As Laura Elkins watches her two daughters, ages 9 and 7, play in her backyard she doesn’t take it for granted. A few years ago, just letting them …

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Incontinence needs no longer at risk; state drops program

Minnesotans with disabilities who rely on incontinence products can continue to choose items that best meet their needs. A controversial medical supply program that was to start September 1 was dropped by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The …

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Charlie Smith Award presentation, event on hold until 2019

Charlie Smith Award presentation, event on hold until 2019

A familiar story is missing from this month’s issue of Access Press. September is when the Access Press Board typically announces the winner of the Charlie Smith Award, given annually to Minnesota individual or group in recognition of outstanding service …

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Editor’s Column – September 2018

HISTORY NOTE: ‘The Last Deaf Club’ provides valuable historical perspective

Loans can make life at home, working easier

Accessible Events – September 2018

Radio Talking Book – September 2018

People and Places – September 2018

In Memoriam – September 2018

Regional New in Review – September 2018

Minneapolis bike paths’ barriers limit access, generate frustration

September 2018 edition

Mental health awareness day is a new feature of 2018 state fair

Addressing worker shortage will require many strategies

August 2018 Issue Sponsor: UCare

Appeal is denied: oversight to continue

Editor’s Column – August 2018

HISTORY NOTE: New timeline provides details on Olmstead Plan progress

Many resources to get out the disability community vote

Radio Talking Book – August 2018

Vendors offer many accessible dining options for fairgoers

People and Places- August 2018



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