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Whistleblower reprisal alleged at Health Dept.'s elder abuse division.
Treatment center failed to monitor her contact with an adult.
Highly valued in Minneapolis' American Indian community, but faced financial problems.
Designed for people with hearing and speaking disabilities — or when silence makes a difference.
"It's beautiful, isn't it?" says the woodworker, holding up a freshly carved stick. "I'm peeling back history with every draw of that knife."
In recent weeks this coalition, known as Elder Voice Family Advocates, has emerged from obscurity to play a central role in early efforts by the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton to reform Minnesota's troubled system for responding to violent crimes and other forms of abuse in senior homes.
He'll appoint AARP officials to lead reform efforts ahead of 2018 Legislature.
The federal agency that regulates nursing homes must take more aggressive steps to prevent and respond to violent crimes and other forms of abuse in senior care facilities, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Tuesday. In her letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she cited a five-day, Star Tribune special report.
Advocates say the case highlights deeper problems with the often-secretive response to elder crimes.
The eating disorder clinic will focus on patients with severe and dangerous eating disorders.