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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 News

ASSISTED LIVING LICENSURE  PASSED

Elder Voice Family Advocates is the only advocacy group that defends and protects elders and vulnerable adults living in long-term care. We would not be here without the help of our members, their families, and the many individuals who testified, wrote emails, and came to legislative hearings.

We would like to say a special thank you to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), their teams, and our elected officials who worked tirelessly to pass this important legislation.

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THANK YOU

Jan Malcolm & team

Commissioner, MDH

Marie Dodseth & team

Former Assistant Commissioner

Lindsey Krueger & team

Director Office of Health Facility Complaints, MDH

Mark Schulz

Interim Reconsideration and Policy Manager | Health Regulation Division, MDH

Authors of Legislation

Senator Karin Housley

Rep. Jennifer Schultz

 

Special Thank You

Senator Scott Dibble

Senator John Marty

Rep. Ginny Klevorn

Rep. Tina Liebling

Rep. Liz Olson

and all legislators who voted for the Elder Care Reform Bill

Research Sponsor

Stevens Square

Critical Funding Support

Morgan Family Foundation

Stevens Square Foundation

St. Joan of Arc, Women’s Foundation

Minneapolis Foundation

MN Foundation

Otto Bremer Foundation

State Investigation Spotlight

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

  • Phone pals