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.
Jan Malcolm & team
Marie Dodseth & team
Former Assistant Commissioner
Lindsey Krueger & team
Director Office of Health Facility Complaints, MDH
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
Critical Funding Support
Morgan Family Foundation
Stevens Square Foundation
St. Joan of Arc, Women’s 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