Ballots have arrived, and this year it includes an important measure that we at AARP Washington strongly support. We encourage you to vote to approve ESJR 8212 to secure the Long-Term Care Trust Act for vulnerable Washingtonians.
AARP New Jersey Applauds Governor Murphy for Enacting Additional Long-Term Care Reform BillsUrges New Jersey Legislature to Pass Remaining Bills to Protect Long-Term Care Residents and StaffStatement from AARP New Jersey State Director Stephanie HunsingerNEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 23, 2020) – “We applaud Governor Murphy for enacting two bills today to reform long-term care facilities. In addition to the long-term care reform bills Governor Murphy signed last month, these significant pieces of legislation will help protect residents and staff in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the Garden State.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issues order allowing indoor visitation at nursing homes in counties with lower risk levels, as long as the facilities have had no new cases, including those involving residents or staff, within the prior 14 days.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, causing the deaths of more than 84,000 residents and staff, according to an Oct. 8 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation—including 991 in Mississippi. Yet federal policymakers have been slow to respond to this crisis, and no state has done a good enough job to stem the loss of life. AARP has called for the enactment of a 5-point plan to protect nursing home and long-term care facility residents, and has fought for public reporting of nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths.
A new AARP dashboard shows how Texas nursing homes are handling the coronavirus pandemic, which could provide state officials with useful insights.
From July to August, 15 Dallas-based AARP volunteers devoted their time to crafting an array of cards with messages of hope and encouragement for nursing home and assisted living residents.
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