The State of Elder Care in Central Minnesota - March 2020

Elder Voice Family Advocates did a review of the long-term care provider investigations in the Central Minnesota area. We found that 44% have been investigated in the past 2 years and 8 facilities has several investigations in this time period indicating a pattern of subpar care. Read the full report here.

A federal survey deficiency citation is needed for resident-to-resident aggression in U.S. nursing homes

Eilon Caspi

Dementia Behavior Consulting LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America 

Richard J. Bonnie and Robert B. Wallace, Editors, Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect, National Research Council

Academies Press at: 

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Elder Mistreatment: Priorities for Consideration

by the White House Conference on Aging

Karl Pillemer, PhD*,1, Marie-Therese Connolly, JD2, Risa Breckman, LCSW3,

Nathan Spreng, PhD1, and Mark S. Lachs, MD, MPH 3

The Gerontologist, 2015, Vol. 55, No. 2, 320–327



Special Issue: 2015 WHCoA

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An Examination of Resident Abuse in Assisted Living Facilities


Nicholas Castle, Ph.D.

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Resident Abuse in Nursing Homes - Office of Inspector General

by RP Kusserow - 1990 - Cited by 4 - Related articles


  1. Understanding and Preventing Abuse

  2. Resolving Physical Abuse Complaints

Richard P. Kusserow, Inspector General, OIG, 1990

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Survey and Certification Letter 16-33

CMS memorandum on prohibition of taking and posting of demeaning photos/video of residences by healthcare workers/aides and classifying it as abuse

August 5, 2016

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Abuse and Neglect in Assisted Living Facilities

By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times 

July 29, 2013


A Room With A Grim View: The 'Ambient Despair' That Marks Life In Assisted

Martin Bayne

Health Affairs 31, no.7 (2012):1633-1635

doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0440

Written by a man who had lived in assisted living for 8 years, due to early-onset Parkinsons.


The Need for Higher Minimum Staffing Standards in U.S. Nursing Homes 

charlene Harrington1,  John F. Schnelle 2–4, Margaret Mcgregor 5 and Sandra F. Simmons 3,4,6 


ABSTRACT: Many U.S. nursing homes have serious quality problems, in part, because of inadequate levels of nurse sta ng. is commentary focuses on two issues. First, there is a need for higher minimum nurse sta ng standards for U.S. nursing homes based on multiple research studies showing a positive relationship between nursing home quality and sta ng and the bene ts of implementing higher minimum sta ng standards. Studies have identi ed the minimum sta ng levels necessary to provide care consistent with the federal regulations, but many U.S. facilities have dangerously low sta ng. Second, the barriers to sta ng reform are discussed. ese include economic concerns about costs and a focus on nancial incentives. e enforcement of existing sta ng standards has been weak, and strong nursing home industry political opposition has limited e orts to establish higher standards. Researchers should study the ways to improve sta ng standards and new payment, regulatory, and political strategies to improve nursing home sta ng and quality. 

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