Minnesota DHS creates online “report card” to judge assisted living facilities
Via KEYC Mankato:
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Minnesota Board on Aging are inviting Minnesotans to complete the Assisted Living Report Card. Gov. Tim Walz and the 2019 Legislature approved the development of the report card, which will complement the Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card as a tool families can use to make decisions about long-term services and supports. Assisted living residents, family members, consumer advocates, providers and other stakeholders can provide input by participating in a survey designed to get feedback on the importance of resident quality of life, safety and health outcomes, as well as staff quality and various other aspects of assisted living. The survey was developed by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, in collaboration with the DHS and Board on Aging. The Assisted Living Report Card survey will remain open through the end of November.