Status Report: Assisted Living Surveys and Report Card

The development of an Assisted Living Resident and Family Survey and Assisted Living Report Card are well underway, reported Peter Spuit, Home & Community Based Services Program Consultant for the Aging and Adult Services Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), at last week’s LeadingAge Minnesota Assisted Living Committee meeting.  

Funding for the development and administration of a resident experience survey and family survey for all housing with services establishments and assisted living settings was part of last year’s legislation that also established assisted living licensure.

DHS is currently meeting with providers, consumers and advocacy groups to review draft survey documents. Quality domains that have been selected for surveys include:

  • Resident quality of life
  • Resident and family satisfaction
  • Safety
  • Resident health outcomes
  • Staff
  • Physical and social environment
  • Service availability
  • Core values and philosophy
  • Care services and integration 

DHS has randomly selected test sites for the surveys of residents and their family members, which is planned for April and May. If your site was selected, we strongly encourage your participation.

A stakeholder advisory group is also being convened this month to provide input into the Assisted Living Report Card. For more information and updates, visit: DHS – Assisted Living Report Card.

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