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MGS Webinar - Bridging Policy, Research, and Practice

  • 29 May 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Please login to your MGS member account to receive the webinar registration at no cost.


Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Bridging Policy, Research, and Practice:

MN Assisted Living Report Card Development: Identifying Quality Measures for Assisted Living Facilities 

In 2019, Minnesota passed landmark legislation establishing a new assisted living (AL) license in MN, including licensure surveys of all AL facilities. The new regulations went into effect on August 1, 2021. The legislation included funding for AL resident quality of life (QOL) surveys and a family satisfaction survey for families of AL residents. The state-wide resident QOL and family satisfaction surveys began in the fall of 2021. Join us to learn how policy and research informed the development of an innovative and practical Report Card to inform families, facilities, and healthcare professionals.

1. Participants will understand why DHS/MBA has taken steps to measure quality in HCBS and Assisted Living using a state-wide, inclusive process.

2. Participants will learn how policy and research led to the development of a practical tool to help families explore care options and quality for themselves or family members.

3. Participants will promote the Assisted Living Report Card quality information and resources with their organizations and the broader public – older adults, care partners, caregivers, families, and community-based organizations.




Dr. Tetyana Shippee

Congratulations, Dr. Tetyana Shippee, MGS Outstanding 2024 Gerontologist Award!


Dr. Tetyana Shippee is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. As a social gerontologist, her work focuses on what matters to people as they age, such as improving the quality of life for older adults receiving long-term services and supports (e.g., social engagement, meal enjoyment) and addressing health disparities over the life course.

A growing portion of her work has focused on improving long-term care for persons with diagnoses of Alzheimer’s or other dementia (AD/ADRD), with the focus on quality of life and addressing disparities in care for those with AD/ADRD and their caregivers. Dr. Shippee is an expert in quality and equity in long-term services and supports (assisted living, nursing homes, home and community-based services), with interdisciplinary training and expertise in gerontology and sociology. Her work aims to inform policy and practice in transforming how long-term care is delivered. She applies quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to survey and administrative data and intervention design. She also has extensive experience with multilevel modeling and complex data structures. Key concepts in her work include cumulative inequality theory, which she co-developed, and person-centered measures, including QOL. 

Based on her expertise Dr. Shippee frequently speaks on topics related to:

  • Racial/ethnic equity in long-term care
  • Racial disparities in nursing homes and system-level strategies to address them
  • Racial disparities in home and community-based services and system-level strategies to address them
  • Quality of Medicaid home and community-based services
  • Why quality of life is important in long-term care and how to promote it

Last, but not least, Dr. Shippee was awarded the Gerontologist of the Year award at MGS’ 48th conference.




Free for MGS Members

$25 for Non-Members

Registration Deadline is May 28, 2024.

Minnesota Gerontological Society (MGS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 3050 145th St. W #377 Rosemount, MN 55068

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at info@mngero.org

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