Stopping abuse in elder homes will take 'dramatic' reforms, Minnesota task force says


The state work group, led by families of elder abuse victims and senior advocates, was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in November after the publication of a five-part Star Tribune published series documenting the state's failure to investigate hundreds of beatings, sexual assaults and robberies in senior homes across the state.

DAVID JOLES, STAR TRIBUNE

Kristine Sundberg, president of Elder Voice Family Advocates, called for broad-based reforms to the state’s system for handling elder abuse complaints at a Senate committee heairng last week.

Minnesota’s system of preventing violence in senior homes is badly broken and can only be fixed with stronger state oversight and tougher penalties against facilities and perpetrators of abuse, a state work group concluded Monday after weeks of work.

Their report, released late Monday, calls for “immediate and dramatic” reforms in Minnesota’s regulation of senior care facilities.


The state work group, led by families of elder abuse victims and senior advocates, was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in November after the publication of a five-part Star Tribune published series documenting the state’s failure to investigate hundreds of beatings, sexual assaults and robberies in senior homes across the state.

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By Chris Serres Star Tribune JANUARY 29, 2018 — 6:15PM

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