Emerging Issues in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

Event Description

Deadline to Register: March 31, 2017

The number of housing with services establishments in Minnesota grew from 780 in 2001 to 1,558 in 2016. These establishments include facilities commonly identified as “assisted living,” “memory care,” or “senior living.” Meanwhile, the number of nursing home beds decreased by nearly 8,000.  Currently, more residents are being served in housing with services establishments than nursing homes.

The rise of alternative care models, funding challenges, staff shortages, and increasing reports of maltreatments of vulnerable adults create areas of mutual concern for consumers, advocates, and administrators in the long-term care industry.

How can elder law attorneys and providers navigate unforeseen care issues and conflicts when the wellbeing of a vulnerable adult is at stake?  To what extent should residents and facilities know, and communicate, the scope of services needed when a long-term care contract is created? 

This CLE sponsored by MSBA Elder Law Section will address these questions and others to help consumers, advocates, and providers alike avoid and manage conflict. Five professionals from different sectors serving seniors will each present on an emerging issue observed in their field. The panel will then discuss questions from the moderator regarding each issue.  Issues discussed will include the relationship of housing and services in residential care environments, care plans based on assessed need, electronic monitoring, consumer fraud, and investigation of suspected maltreatment.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast buffet will include muffins, fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, hashed browns, sweet rolls, coffee, tea, and orange juice.


Suzanne Scheller, Esq. (Attorney, Scheller Legal Solutions, LLC)


Josh Berg (Director of Program Services, Accessible Space, Inc.)
Cathy Griffin (Home Care and Assisted Living Manager, Minnesota Department of Health)
Lynn Gerard (Director of Nursing at Guardian Angels Care Center)
Kris Lohrke (Director of the Office of Health Facility Complaints, Minnesota Department of Health)
Laura Orr, Esq. (Staff Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services)

CLE Credits:

3.0 Standard CLE Credits (application pending) | Event Code: 236734


Section Member:  $5.00

MSBA Member not in the section:  $30.00

Join the Section and attend this CLE for Free: $25.00
MSBA members who are not members of the Elder Law Section can join the Section and attend this CLE for Free.  Must call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to register under this option.

Non-MSBA Member:  $35.00

Law Student: Free

Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate remote participation when registering. Teleconferencing information will be sent via email one day prior to the event.

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Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify Tram Nguyen at tnguyen@mnbar.org or 612-278-6316. Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations at this meeting.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Town and Country Club Saint Paul, MN United States