Through the hard work and dedication of Elder Voice Family Advocates, the Minnesota Department of Health, and many others, we passed legislation that protects elders.
Beginning August 1st, the Assisted Living Licensure law under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144c will go into effect. This legislative change protects resident's rights, establishes minimum standards for care, training, staffing, and prohibits retaliation and deceptive marketing.
WE WORK TO PROTECT THE RESIDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND TO IMPROVE THE WORKING CONDITIONS FOR THE STAFF WHO CARE FOR OUR LOVED ONES.
Elder abuse is a violation of human rights and significant cause of illness, injury, loss of productivity, isolation, and despair.
World Health Organization
Elder Voice receives many calls asking for help, sometimes on specific facilities as individuals and families search for a home. As an informational service to individuals and families, Elder Voice Family Advocates will post a case from the files of the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints. This information highlights the reasons that we are advocating to improve the regulatory laws that will reduce these issues of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults.
Helping Elders and Caregivers
Elder Voice strives to advocate for elders, their families, and their care providers by bringing hope through action. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our work lead us to help our isolated seniors.
Over 100 masks handmade and delivered to metro and rural senior living facilities for staff and resident use
TVs, Radios, and DVD players delivered to isolated seniors in long-term care communities
Over 150 handmade colorful "Hope 19" origami cranes were delivered to long-term care facilities for isolated seniors
Over 125 pieces of artwork and cards made by school children were mailed and delivered to isolated seniors in long-term care
Assisted elders without computer skills to find available vaccines