nursing homes

Older adults and their family caregivers should know about coming changes related to the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and what they could mean for the long-term services and supports they currently receive or could in the future.
AARP Public Policy Institute’s Nursing Home Dashboard has tracked and analyzed COVID-19 case, death, and vaccination data since 2020. The Dashboard’s findings reveal a distressing trend among both nursing home residents and staff: not everyone is vaccinated and not everyone is “up to date” with boosters.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new measures last week aimed at stopping the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.
En español | In 2017, Gloria Single, an 82-year-old person with dementia, was sent to a hospital by her Sacramento nursing home after she grew upset and allegedly threw utensils at residents in the dining room. Within hours, the hospital evaluated her and cleared her to leave, but her nursing home,…
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.
The Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a case that may decide if millions of long-term care residents can sue state-run nursing facilities.
Happy senior man having coffee with friends at table in nursing home
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a bill requiring long-term care staffing agencies to verify the credentials of their contractors with the state.
AARP Foundation lawyers this week filed a class action lawsuit against Alden Group, a nursing home operator alleged to have understaffed facilities.
United States Supreme Court
AARP Foundation recently published its annual Supreme Court Preview, detailing some higher-profile cases expected to be argued before the court.
An estimated 40 percent of residents and 70 percent of staffers have not received a booster, according to our latest analysis of federal nursing home data.
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