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State To Implement Stiffer Checks For Caregivers

By January, every new worker who cares for children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations at home or in state-licensed facilities will be required to be fingerprinted and photographed. It’s part of a new law that intensifies criminal background checks for Minnesota caregivers.

07/19/2014

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Lawmakers Back Caregivers Seeking State Rate Bump

Caregivers for the elderly and disabled scored a major victory Monday when lawmakers from both parties in the Minnesota House and Senate committed to a 5 percent state rate increase aimed at preserving quality care for more than 92,000 people.

03/31/2014

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Minn. Caregivers For Disabled, Elderly Seek Boost

Caregivers for the elderly and disabled got a head start Tuesday on lobbying Minnesota lawmakers to approve a 5 percent rate increase for home and community based services, using a rally attended by hundreds and presided over by supportive legislators.

11/12/2013

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Disabled, Caregivers Protest Possible Budget Cuts At Capitol

Hundreds of people with disabilities and their caregivers were also at the state capitol Tuesday protesting possible budget cuts.

02/08/2011

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