A society that pursues equity and justice for all elders and vulnerable adults that is free of mistreatment and provides respectful, safe care.
Championing solutions that protect the human right to quality care by promoting the highest standards of care for all elders and vulnerable adults.
We value the humanity, dignity and voice of all vulnerable adults and elders. We will never compromise our singular focus on their wellbeing.
Advocates of Quality Care for Vulnerable Adults
Elder Voice Advocates (Elder Voice) is a coalition of elders, adults with disabilities and their family members and others who have experienced abuse, neglect and exploitation of loved ones who receive services from long-term, boarding and home care providers.
Elder Voice also strives to create a safe space for elders, adults with disabilities and their families to empower them and others to be effective advocates on key issues.
Our name has changed to Elder Voice Advocates (EVA), to be more inclusive of all stakeholders, whether they be a family member, person living in long-term care or getting home health care services, professional medical provider, care provider, regulator, etc.
Board of Directors
Nancy Haugen, RN | President
Kay Bromelkamp | Treasurer
Jean Peters, RN | Secretary
Eilon Caspi | PhD Gerontology
Scott Zerby | Technology
Misti Okerlund | Member
Kathleen Kelso | Member
Suzanne Scheller, Legal Counsel
Suzanne Scheller, Kristine Sundberg, Jean Peters, Anne Sterner, Kay Bromelkamp, Eilon Caspi, PhD and former memory care provider Judy Berry.
Elder Voice gives family and others a public voice to engage, support, educate, expose and advocate:
ENGAGING with the general public, providers, regulators, legislators, and other advocacy groups to address concerns and to seek solutions regarding the quality of care from senior living, home care and long-term care providers.
SUPPORTING residents and individuals dealing with the trauma of experiencing harm to their loved one and to caregivers dealing with the stresses of giving quality care to elders and vulnerable adults.
EDUCATING residents, families, general public, policy makers, and stakeholders on areas of concern and issues surrounding the quality of care from senior living, home care, boarding care and long-term care providers.
EXPOSING, as necessary, issues regarding the quality of care from senior living, boarding care, home care and long-term care providers.
ADVOCATING for legislative and regulatory solutions to govern care received from senior living, boarding care, home care and long-term care providers that protect the residents from abuse, neglect and unsafe care.
Toppling Goliath: Our Journey from Victim to Victory
Learn about what compelled Elder Voice Advocates to organize, strategize, and overcome the challenges of giving a voice to residents in Minnesota's Long-Term Care industry.