Past Free Webinar – Developing a Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card – September 19, 2019

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

Handout — Developing an Assisted Living Report Card

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.