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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...

Complaints soar

Kristine Sundberg, president of Elder Voice Family Advocates, one of the five consumer groups that wrote the report, stressed the urgency of acting at a Senate committee hearing last week. “Quite literally, our loved ones are being seriously harmed daily and some are dying a premature and painful death,” Sundberg said. “It needs to stop and that’s our passion.”

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


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