Agreement Reached For New Protections Against Elder Abuse And Neglect
Carol McCarthy | May 16, 2019 AT 11:16 am
(St. Paul, MN) -- A landmark deal has been reached to overhaul Minnesota's troubled system for protecting seniors from abuse and neglect. Senior advocacy groups, state regulators and the elder care industry signed off on the agreement Tuesday after a couple of years of intense talks, hearings and protest. The deal would license assisted-living facilities for the first time and require them to maintain minimum standards of care. It would also create new safeguards for over 80 thousand Minnesotans who live in senior care facilities. They would be able to operate surveillance cameras to monitor care and report abuse without fear of backlash.