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What Law Regulates Assisted Living Facilities in Minnesota?

Assisting Living Facilities Abuse and Neglect

When someone moves into a building that offers Assisted Living Services they are required to a rental agreement or lease which covers the occupancy issues of the apartment or living space. Additionally, the resident is required to sign a Service Agreement which deals with the particular services to be provided from a licensed home care provider. The contracted services can be provided by either outside home care providers or the property owners. An assisted living provider must provide basic services, such as on-call 24 hour nursing access, with daily checks of each resident and help with services such as laundry, meals, transportation and at least three activities of daily living. There must also be staff person available 24/7 who is awake and able to respond quickly. The facility must have a method to reach for help for health and safety needs 24/7.

Assisted Living Providers must also clearly state what services are offered, allowing consumers to more easily compare facilities and choose one with the appropriate level of care.

Minnesota’s Assisted Living Bill of Rights creates specific rights residents in an Assisted Living Facilities. Minnesota Statutes Chapter 144G requires fair and respectful treatment. It allows the right to choose services and providers. It also gives the right to a current Care Plan, to participate in your care and to change medical or other providers. It specifically prohibits harmful treatment. It also safeguards basic human rights such as: the right to self-determination, to privacy, to safety, to speak out.

If you suspect abuse or neglect to any vulnerable adult, please contact our firm if you require information or assistance on how to file a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Health and have the matter investigated.

Minnesota Statute 144A.441 Assisted Living Bill of Rights Addendum, holds that Assisted Living clients as defined in section 144G.01, subdivision 3, shall be provided with the home care bill of rights required by section 144A.44, e

Beginning on January 1, 2007, care facilities that market themselves using
the term “assisted living” must now provide basic services, such as on-call
24 hour nursing access and help with services such as laundry, meals, transportation and at least three activities of daily living.

This legislation was passed to protect consumers by requiring assisted living
facilities to offer, at a minimum, basic services and to clearly state what
services are offered, allowing consumers to more easily compare facilities and choose one with the appropriate level of care.

Minnesota’s Assisted Living Bill of Rights creates specific rights for individuals who
reside in an assisted living facility. Minnesota Statutes Chapter 144G requires fair and respectful treatment. It specifically prohibits harmful treatment. It also safeguards basic human rights such as: the right to self-determination, to privacy, to safety, to speak out.

If you suspect abuse or neglect to any vulnerable adult, please contact our firm if you require information or assistance on how to file a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Health and have the matter investigated.

144G.04 RESERVATION OF RIGHTS.
Subdivision 1. Use of services. Nothing in this chapter requires an assisted living client to utilize any service provided or made available in assisted living.

State Nursing Home and Assisted Living Survey results can be obtained by contacting MDH at (651) 201-4201 or 1-800-369-7994, or online at: www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/directory/surveyfindings.htm (for nursing homes) or www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/profinfo/cms/ als/alsreviewresults.html (for assisted living).

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.

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