nursing homes

Nurse during home visit with senior woman
A series of state laws aimed at protecting patients and improving the quality of care in nursing homes took effect on Nov. 1.
Nurse during home visit with senior woman
A new law aims to protect older adults at risk of abuse and neglect by requiring assisted living facilities to be licensed starting in 2021.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Under a new law championed by AARP Louisiana, nursing homes in the state are required to let residents install a video camera or other monitoring device in their room.
By Tom Scherberger
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Federal officials have taken action to ensure that Medicare will pay for nursing homes stays for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
LTSS Scorecard 17 NYS
State Underfunds Cost-Effective Non-Medicaid In-Home Services for Elderly 20-11-59
New scorecard ranks Kentucky 50th in helping care for a growing populations of Kentuckians aging and living with disabilities.  Report calls for change in the pace to meet growing needs and shifting demographic demands.
St. Petersburg, Fla. – America’s grayest state ranks a disappointing fourth from the bottom in the nation in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state study.
When state lawmakers convene next month for the 2017 legislative session, AARP Texas will pursue an agenda that includes strengthening nursing home quality, easing stress for family caregivers, helping millions of Texans save for retirement, and protecting seniors from financial exploitation.
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