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Virginia's nursing home residents deserve better

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Our nursing home residents deserve better than subpar conditions. That’s why AARP is fighting to put the safety and well-being of nursing home residents first.

AARP wants to hear from people who have loved ones in nursing homes. Please use this link to contact us.

It’s time to hold nursing homes and other long-term care facilities accountable for providing safe environments and high-quality care for residents.

AARP wants to hear from people who have loved ones in nursing homes. Please use this link to contact us.

The Virginia General Assembly must take action to ensure residents receive the care they need by:

• establishing minimum staffing standards,

• implementing consistent quarterly training in issues like infection prevention protocols, and

• requiring background checks for every nursing home employee.

Tell Virginia lawmakers: Protect nursing home residents.

AARP wants to hear from people who have loved ones in nursing homes. Please use this link to contact us.

Virginia voters want nursing home reform

With the coronavirus pandemic exposing problems in our long-term care system, strong majorities of Virginia voters support proposals that would improve the quality of care that nursing home residents receive, according to results of an AARP Virginia voter survey

AARP Virginia asked likely voters age 18 and older about their concerns about nursing home safety. The survey was conducted in August by the Wason Center for Civic Leadership at Christopher Newport University.

Read the full survey here.

Track COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates in Virginia's nursing homes

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the nation, killing more than 186,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The AARP Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio, created the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard to provide four-week snapshots of the virus’ infiltration into nursing homes and impact on nursing home residents and staff, with the goal of identifying specific areas of concern at the national and state levels in a timely manner. 

Track resident and staff case rates, death rates, vaccination rates, staff shortages and supplies of personal protective equipment at the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.

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