In 2016, 25,226 allegations of abuse in state licensed homes for the elderly were reported to the Minnesota Department of Health. Ninety-seven percent of those allegations, which ranged from theft to serious injury, were never investigated.
That's just one of the startling facts that Chris Serres reveals in a five-part series published in the Star Tribune. The series titled "Left to Suffer" details the elder abuse throughout the state of Minnesota that has been systematically ignored until now.
Serres talked about his reporting with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer.