Category Archives: Future of Aging

Next Free Webinar – Developing a Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card – September 19 at Noon

By: Tetyana Shippee, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy Management, University of Minnesota 

Peter Spuit, LGSW, MSW, Rate-Setting Policy Consultant, Aging and Adult Services Division, DHS

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Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Minnesota’s Nursing Home Report Card is a national model for measuring and promoting quality in nursing home care. Based on that success, the state is developing a report card for assisted living. Quality in assisted living is especially important because a large number of the state’s waiver program participants are supported by the service, AL care is more expensive than other HCBS options, and participants live in the service setting. Assisted living quality is also important to a large and growing private pay marketplace in Minnesota. This session will share results from an extensive literature review and environmental scan on assisted living quality conducted by the University of Minnesota. The session will also present proposed domains and measures of quality for assisted living.


At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe findings from U of MN research on quality and quality measurement in assisted living from a national literature review and environmental scan
  2. Identify key domains, subdomains and measures of quality in assisted living
  3. Evaluate potential gaps in the research findings
  4. Provide feedback on research findings to inform next steps

Tetyana Shippee, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Shippee is a social gerontologist whose vision is to improve quality of life and quality of care for older adults and address health disparities over the life course. As part of her research, she spent two years living in a long-term care facility. Her research focuses on two main topics: 1) quality of life and quality of care in long-term care settings and 2) racial disparities in health over the life course, including long-term care. Dr. Shippee has been productive in furthering her research agenda with over 40 peer-reviewed publications in top journals in her field, book chapters and reports.


Peter Spuit, LGSW, MSW, serves on the Home and Community-Based Services Policy Integration team in the Aging and Adult Services Division at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The HCBS Policy Integration team administers Minnesota’s Elderly Waiver, Alternative Care, and Essential Community Supports programs.

Past Free Webinar: Elder Abuse Prevention and Vulnerable Adult Protection in Minnesota – Legislative Updates and Next Steps – June 17, 12 – 1:30 pm

Handout – MN Leadership Council on Aging – Moone June 2019
Handout – MN Dept. of Health – Dotseth June 2019
Handout – LeadingAge MN – Kvenvold June 2019
Handout – Care Providers of MN – Cullen June 2019
Handout – MN Elder Justice Center – Vickstrom June 2019
Handout – State Ombudsman for LTC – Hennen June 2019

Earn 1.5 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing. CEU Certificates are free for MGS members and $15 for non-members.

Hear from top leaders in Minnesota government and long-term care service organizations about:

  • Recent legislation designed to protect older vulnerable adults and reduce elder abuse
  • Legislative and budgetary impacts on Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
  • Policy revisions to strengthen staff training, support caregivers, improve care and reduce occurrences of abuse
  • Legal and ombudsman services to support older victims and caregivers

This webinar features leaders from government agencies, elder justice, and long-term care organizations charged with delivering quality care, supporting caregivers, and providing for the safety of those receiving care. Recent legislative and budgetary impacts on older adult services and protections will be discussed.

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