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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

Report Summary

Office of the Legislative Auditor

March 2018

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

Star Tribune

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

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