Protect Minnesota Seniors - Pass a Stronger Bill
"My mom was left in her bed with a broken leg until I came to see her and called 911. No one bothered to find out why her leg hurt." Unfortunately, this caregiver's story is not rare. The Minnesota Department of Health receives a weekly average of about 400 new cases of abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities - that's approximately 20,800 cases a year.
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Dear [Decision Maker],
Minnesota's seniors are relying on you to fix a broken system that leaves so many vulnerable to abuse and neglect. While the Minnesota Department of Health has worked to close the back log of elder abuse complaints, the agency continues to receive an average of 400 reports of abuse a week. This is an epidemic, not an isolated incident.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]