An elder abuse crisis in Minnesota has recently come to light. Abuse complaints in care facilities have skyrocketed, and state authorities have usually failed to investigate. Lawmakers must take action to protect the human rights of these important members of our society.
Below are resources showing the gravity of this crisis and steps to take to correct it.
Office of Health Facility Complaints, 2018 Evaluation Report
Office of the Legislative Auditor
Addressing Elder Abuse in Minnesota Long-Term Care Settings
Report by the Governor's Consumer Workgroup
January 29, 2018
Left to Suffer: Treat Elder Abuse as a Human Rights Crisis
Scott Fischbach, MCCL Executive Director
MCCL Calls for Immediate Measures to Address Elder Care Crisis
MCCL Press Release
November 15, 2017
Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons
Organization of American States