Assisted Living Changes in Minnesota

Did you know that effective August 1, 2021, Assisted Living Licensure takes effect in Minnesota?
What does this mean for you?
Experts from the field talk about changes from the State of Minnesota, Provider and Consumer end.
If you missed the Chesley Center on Aging event, the presentation was recorded and you can watch it online.
  • Director of Assisted Living, Housing & Home Care, Care Providers of Minnesota, Jill Schewe has worked in and with assisted living communities her entire career. As a former assisted living manager, her experience was in startup, management, and operations of several assisted living communities. In her current role, Jill works with assisted living providers on any topic they need help with to aid in their success, including licensing, policy, payment, and operational systems. She understands the needs of older adults and home- and community-based services alike. Jill has a BA in sociology and gerontology from Winona State University and an MA in management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
  • Lindsey Krueger is the director of Office of Health Facilities Complaints (OHFC), current program manager for the Home Care and Assisted Living Program (HCALP) and overseeing the implementation of Assisted Living Licensure. Lindsey has been with the Minnesota Department of Health (MOH) for over 5 years. Lindsey is a registered nurse with previous experience working in the acute and long-term care settings. Since April 2020, Lindsey has helped lead MDH’s COVID-19 response for long-term care.
  • Mary Jo George is the Associate State Director of Advocacy for AARP Minnesota. Mary Jo leads AARP’s advocacy efforts in the areas of health reform, retirement security, and consumer and financial protections. She has over 20 years’ experience in government relations work. Prior to joining AARP, Mary Jo worked as a lobbyist for a number of health advocacy organizations including most recently the Minnesota Nurses Association. Mary Jo has a successful track record passing legislation in the areas of mental health, long-term care and disability insurance law, including the passage of the American’s with Disability Act (ADA); the Affordable Care Act; the Women’s Economic Security Act and the Assisted Living Licensure Act.
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