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ALBANY, N.Y.— AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel released the following statement in response to news stories in today’s Wall Street Journal and New York Times about New York State’s reporting of nursing home resident deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic:
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Urges 30-Day Amendments to Address Hours of Care, Visitation & Transparency; Restore Legal Recourse; Help NYers Remain at Home
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Letter Also Calls for Redirecting More Spending on Resident Care, Improving Infection Control, Allowing Safe In-Person Visits
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Bills Approved by NYS Senate Health Committee Would Improve Residents’ Health, Bring Peace of Mind, Transparency
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NYS Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths, Failing to Ensure Safety of Residents and Staff ‘Appalling’
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New NYS Law Requires Regular Communications & More; AARP NY Urges Families to Ensure Nursing Homes Are Complying
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AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes reach nearly 100,000
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Calls on State Lawmakers, Governor to Right Wrong Slipped into State Budget
LTSS Scorecard 17 NYS
State Underfunds Cost-Effective Non-Medicaid In-Home Services for Elderly
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Contacts: Erik Kriss 518-447-6723 ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin dirwin@aarp.org 
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