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Help frame the assisted living report card questions

Patti Cullen
By Patti Cullen  |  October 25, 2019  |  All members

The 2019 vulnerable adult legislative reform paved the way for the development of the Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card. This project was funded by the legislature last session, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) has contracted with the University of Minnesota for this work. This report card aims to:
  • inform families and residents about the quality of individual assisted living providers; and
  • encourage improvement among providers.

Providers, consumer advocate groups, family members, and assisted living residents (or anyone who wants to contribute their thoughts on what should be part of the Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card) should respond to their newly-posted online survey.

The survey has mainly closed-ended ratings questions about various aspects of quality in assisted living and two open-ended questions, which University of Minnesota researchers will code and include as part of the report and in the recommendations for next steps. It should not take more than 20 minutes to complete the survey—survey will be closed by November 20!

Researchers are encouraging providers take the survey but also encourage members of their communities (staff, families, and residents) to take it, if possible, so the results will reflect a broad representation. 

Go here to take the survey.

Patti Cullen, CAE  |  President/CEO   |  |  952-851-2487


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