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CMS Will Issue Consumer Alert Icon to Highlight Abuse Citations on Nursing Home Compare & Penalize Care Centers through 5-Star System

On October 9, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will use a Consumer Alert Icon on the Nursing Home Compare website to identify nursing homes with instances of non-compliance related to abuse, neglect and exploitation and will penalize these settings under the Five-Star Quality Rating System.  

GAO Examines Abuse Reporting in Nursing Homes vs. Assisted Living

On October 1, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, Elder Abuse: Federal Requirements for Oversight in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Differ, examined the variations in oversight and abuse reporting requirements between nursing homes assisted living.   

Assisted Living Licensure: “True Solutions Need True Partners,” says Governor Walz

On June 5, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

In a ceremonial bill signing that took place today during the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Governor Tim Walz cited the collaboration that took place among stakeholders to draft legislation that will improve the lives of seniors, move Minnesota forward in assisted living licensure, and help ensure safety, respect and dignity for people as they age.  

Elder Abuse Subject of US Senate Hearing

On March 6, 2019 by Adam Suomala

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee this morning took a rare look at timely topics affecting care center quality, safety, workforce and regulations by holding a "Not Forgotten: Protecting Americans From Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes" hearing in Washington DC.  

MDH Convenes Stakeholders to Discuss Next Steps in Addressing Elder Abuse

On August 29, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) last week convened approximately 40 stakeholders including providers, consumers, regulators, payors and other interested persons to discuss how to move forward in reaching consensus with respect to policy reforms to address abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.  

Governor Vetoes Eldercare Protection, DWRS Funding

On May 23, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

UPDATE: 11:45 am - GOVERNOR DAYTON VETOES ELDERCARE PROTECTION

Governor Dayton vetoed the omnibus supplemental budget bill, which included significant policy reforms on eldercare protection, revisions to the home care law and funding to prevent a cut in DWRS rates. 

Attorney Generals Launch National Effort to Fight Elder Abuse

On August 22, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced plans to strengthen efforts to fight elder abuse, neglect and exploitation at both residential and non-residential settings over the next year. 

The Power of Could: New Public Awareness Campaign on Reporting Elder Abuse

On June 22, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a new public awareness campaign to promote the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center. The Power of Could publicizes the hotline by depicting signs of possible maltreatment, prompting questions of whether the situation could be maltreatment, and highlighting how reporting abuse could make a big difference for a vulnerable adult.

Franken Introduces Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act

On April 13, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Senator Al Franken has introduced legislation to help protect seniors from abuse. The Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act would implement a comprehensive network or elder abuse and prevention measures, including elder screening requirements in federally-supported senior services.  

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