AARP MN Volunteers at the CapitolThe Clock is Running Out!

Don't let you Senator fail seniors again.

Minnesota is the only state in the country that does not require assisted living facilities to be licensed. Reports of elder abuse, uncovered more than two years ago, continue - and vulnerable and older adults remain at risk. 

How much longer must they wait for lawmakers to act?

Consumer advocates and the long-term care industry are in agreement on a bill and the House has passed a bill. But the Senate has yet to act.

Minnesota Senators need to pass and sufficiently fund legislation this year that will require assisted living facilities to be licensed -- and will stop these facilities from discharging residents without adequate notice or cause, retaliating against residents and their families, and ongoing deceptive marketing practices.

They must hear from YOU. Don't let them fail Minnesota's older adults again.

 

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Don't Let the Clock Run Out on Seniors

Dear 

Minnesota is the only state in the country that does not require assisted living facilities to be licensed. Reports of elder abuse, uncovered more than 2 years ago, continue with the Minnesota Department of Health receiving approximately 400 cases of abuse and neglect every week.

How much longer must Minnesota's vulnerable and older adults wait for state lawmakers to act?





Consumer advocates and the long-term care industry have reached consensus on a bill that:
- has strong licensure requirements for assisted living facilities, with dementia care standards;
- provides the necessary tools to ensure public enforcement of the licensing rules and standards;
- protects against arbitrary discharges, providing due process appeal rights, and, if a move is necessary, ensures a safe and appropriate handoff;
- protects against retaliation in all long-term care facilities and the right to place a camera to deter and prevent abuse.

As a constituent, I urge you to pass and sufficiently fund these protections before Minnesota's 2019 legislative session is over. The clock is running out. Don't fail Minnesota's seniors and vulnerable adults again.

Minnesota's vulnerable and older adults are still at risk. They're counting on you.

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