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Assisted Living Report Card

An Assisted Living Report Card to measure and report on the quality of individual assisted living settings for housing and services paid for privately and through public programs, is being developed for Minnesota. Once the report card is fully implemented by the DHS Aging and Adult Services Division (AASD) along with the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA), results will be shared with the public through a website and will be updated over-time as new data on quality are available.

Project Milestones

Advisory Group

An Advisory Group was formed to provide input on different aspects of the report card development and implementation process.

Upcoming Project Work 

Between May 2021 and May 2022, project work will include:

  • A pilot test of resident surveys in assisted living memory care settings through in-person interviews.
  • Implementation of the resident and family surveys statewide to collect data on facilities with the capacity to serve 8 or more residents.
  • A pilot test data of data collection methods for facilities with the capacity to serve 7 or fewer residents.
  • Continued work to develop measures of quality based on the surveys and other data sources.
  • Continued work to develop a report card website

The first year of statewide resident and family survey data will not support public ratings of assisted living facilities. The first year of statewide survey data will be used to support the following:

  • Each facility will receive de-identified results and some points of reference to compare their results to aggregated results for other facilities.
  • DHS will share summary findings from the survey through a public report and public presentations.
  • Vital Research and the University of Minnesota will validate the survey instruments, conduct risk adjustment analysis, and test approaches for future facility ratings.

A Report Card website will most likely not be launched until the spring of 2023.

Questions about this initiative can be directed to: dhs.aasd.hcbs@state.mn.us.

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