AARP Advocates Demand Protections for SeniorsMinnesotans Can't Wait One More Year!

Tell your legislator to make protecting older Minnesotans from abuse and neglect a top priority in 2019. 

In 2018, state lawmakers failed to pass meaningful legislation that would have addressed horrific cases of elder abuse in Minnesota's long term care settings. 

As a result, the problems persist with the Minnesota Department of Health still receiving 400 cases of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation every week. 

More must be done to protect Minnesotans. 

This year, lawmakers have pledged to work in a bi-partisan way to pass elder abuse reforms that address the systemic problems facing older Minnesotans. 

But they must hear from YOU. 

 

Take action NOW! Tell your legislator to make the safety of older and vulnerable adults a priority.   

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Pass Strong Protections for Older and Vulnerable Adults in 2019

Dear 

It's been well over a year since we learned of the thousands of univestigated reports of elder abuse and neglect. While the Minnesota Department of Health has worked to eliminate the backlog of reports, the Minnesota legislature failed to pass legislation in 2018 aimed at preventing abuse and neglect from happening in the first place.



Minnesota seniors cannot wait one more year for adequate protections in long-term care residential facilities which includes nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Please support HF 649/SF 805 which:

- Establishes new license requirements for assisted living residences to protect and keep safe vulnerable residents, many of whom have diagnoses of dementia;
- strengthens the rights of older Minnesotans to protect against retaliation when they or their family members speak out about poor quality of care;
- provides residents with the right to place a camera in their private room to prevent and monitor abuse; and,
- allows frail elders with an immediate right to appeal a discharge decision when the facility says they can no longer care for them.

Minnesotans are counting on you. Make passing legislation that protects them the first thing you do in 2019!

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]