nursing facilities

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $3.5 billion economic development bill directing millions to nurse training, food security initiatives and energy assistance.
Carrie Blakeway Amero standing on front steps with her grandparents
The nursing home industry and the agencies that oversee it are slowing coming around to including consumer experience feedback in the informational tools available to families trying to choose a facility.
AARP and the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care call for federal minimum staffing requirements, and more transparency and accountability around ownership and finances.
AARP is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish minimum nursing home staffing levels to improve care and protect residents
Illinois lawmakers passed a bill that will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into improving nursing home residents’ quality of care and staff wages.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will reduce minimum nursing home staffing standards.
Facilities are beginning to innovate and put in place best practices to drive down the number of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.
To support states both in dealing with the crisis in nursing homes and shaping the future of LTSS, the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) has created and released three tools this fall: the Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, the LTSS State Scorecard, and the LTSS Choices series.
I recently had the opportunity to participate on a panel sponsored by Genworth that turned out to be a truly candid and oftentimes personal discussion on an emerging crisis. The topic: “ Solving America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: What We Can Do Now to Fix the $750 Billion Program.”
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