The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes reach nearly 100,000
AARP Connecticut is pleased that the State has convened a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Oversight Working Group to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and how to protect residents moving forward. However, we are very disappointed that this working group, despite having 34 members, does not include a single person who resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or who receives long-term supports and services in a community setting.
En español | ALBANY, N.Y. — As early voters stand in lines for hours in the cold to make their voices heard across New York State, it’s important to safeguard the voting rights of those who cannot stand in line or make it to the polls on their own, AARP New York said today. Nursing home residents cannot be the disenfranchised voters of the 2020 election in New York State.
AARP: Partial Repeal of Legal Immunity for Nursing Homes a Good Step; Repeal Should be Complete & Retroactive
Residents Regain Rights to Sue Over non-COVID Care Going Forward – But What About Rights of 6,300+ Families Who Lost Loved Ones During Pandemic?
As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Virginia, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are preparing to resume in-person visits for families. Visits won’t be the same as before the pandemic, at least until the threat of coronavirus has passed. There may be limits on when, where and for how long you can see loved ones, and distancing rules will likely be in place.
AARP Pennsylvania Welcomes Steps to Improve Testing and Reporting of COVID-19 Cases in Long-Term Care Facilities
In response to the Wolf Administration’s plans to increase testing and public reporting of COVID-19 cases in the state’s long-term care facilities, AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement:
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