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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.
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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
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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
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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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