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Rises in Cases and Deaths in Virginia Show Continued Need for Reform to Protect Residents and Staff
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AARP Urges Legislators to Focus on Nursing Home Safety
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AARP presents 103,486 petitions from Virginians who need lower drug prices.
Here in Virginia, staff cases spiked dramatically from a rate of 1.23 per 100 residents in December to 18.6 in January, the highest since the pandemic began. Resident cases increased nearly 10-fold from a rate of 1.49 to 14.4 per 100 residents during this same period, also the highest since the pandemic began. Nursing home resident deaths from COVID-19 more than doubled from a rate of .15 in December to .37 per 100 residents in January.
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Six lawmakers to decide fate of nursing home staffing bills
Senator Petersen’s Bill to Lower Medicine Costs Supported by Wide Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents
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House Bill 646 would establish minimum hourly staffing standards for facilities
AARP Virginia today released the following statement from State Advocacy Director Natalie Snider after Senate Bill 376 was referred to the Senate Commerce & Labor committee for consideration.
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Virginia’s General Assembly is in session, and AARP Virginia is urging lawmakers to protect vulnerable people and their families by addressing long-standing and well-known problems in the nursing home industry.
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COVID-19 exposed the chronic, ongoing issues in Virginia’s nursing homes and has emphasized the urgent need for reform.
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