Assisted living facilities offer a wide range of services and can be individual apartments or rooms that a resident has alone or shares with another person. Minnesota has begun work to develop an assisted living report card, which will help people looking for an assisted living compare their options and decide what best works for them.
One of the first steps Minnesota will take to build its assisted living report card is to gather feedback from stakeholders. You can help them by providing your input on a survey offered by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Board on Aging. It will help weigh the importance of resident quality of life, safety, health outcomes, staff quality and other aspects of assisted living.
In addition to the survey, interested parties, such as counties, health plans, tribes, providers and others can also attend an assisted living report card livestream event next month. The event will originate in St. Paul with an expert panel and be livestreamed to a variety of locations statewide from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 4. Participants will be able to learn more about the report card process and provide feedback. To register and learn more www.mnlcoa/assistedliving.
To learn more about Minnesota’s assisted living report card, visit the Assisted Living Report Card Project webpage, where you can also subscribe to a stakeholder email list to stay-up to-date.