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Changes Coming to Minnesota Assisted Living Processes

By Heather Brown
July 06, 2018

In 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health received 25,000 unique reports alleging abuse (physical and financial) as well as injury and neglect in long term care and assisted living communities across the state. This information, while always public, was brought to the public’s eye by the Star Tribune in a five-part series about elder abuse ...

Elder Abuse and How to Prevent It in Your Facility

By Heather Brown
June 02, 2017

Most adult residential care homes have abuse policies and procedures in place. Make sure your policies include each of these steps. Take time each year to review and make any necessary changes. Preventing elder abuse requires continuous commitment from you and your team....

Why Does Elder Abuse Occur and How to Prevent it from Happening

By Heather Brown
July 13, 2015

Living in an assisted living facility needs to feel as much like home as possible with lots of care from a loving staff and medicinal assistants who care passionately about the job they do daily taking care of people.  Unfortunately, in some assistance facility, forms of abuse occur to the residents staying there for care ...

Elder Abuse Epidemic

By brian barrick
April 12, 2012

Elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.  Due to social isolation, mental and physical impairment, elders are more vulnerable than others.  Locations of abuse are many and include the home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or the public.  Due to the occasionally stressful demands of caregivers for the elderly, caregivers sometimes find ...