Help Minnesota Develop an Assisted Living Report Card
On October 28, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry
Assisted living residents, family members, advocates, providers and other stakeholders can help the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) develop a new Assisted Living Report Card by completing an online survey and/or attending a statewide livestream event in November.
This is your opportunity to help develop a meaningful tool for Minnesota’s older adults and families. We encourage you to participate in developing this tool by completing the survey and encouraging your residents, their family members, and staff to also participate.
The 2019 Legislature funded the development of an Assisted Living Report Card that will complement the Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card as a tool families can use to make decisions about long-term services and supports.
All interested stakeholders can take the assisted living survey through the end of November.
The survey is being used to get feedback on the importance of resident quality of life, safety, health outcomes, staff quality and other aspects of assisted living. It was developed by the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, in partnership with the DHS Aging and Adult Services Division and the Minnesota Board on Aging.
Providers and other stakeholders are also invited to participate in the Assisted Living: A Community Conversation livestream event. This free event takes place Monday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to Noon and will be livestreamed to a variety of locations statewide.
An expert panel in St. Paul and local facilitators throughout Minnesota will host a conversation about assisted living. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the Assisted Living Report Card and learn about regulatory changes during the next several years and the implications for people served in these settings.
To learn more or to register, visit Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging - Assisted Living: A Community Conversation. To submit requests for reasonable accommodations, email Rajean Moone.
Stay up to date on future opportunities to participate in the development of the Assisted Living Report Card by subscribing to the stakeholder email list on the DHS Assisted Living Report Card webpage.