Everything listed under: nursing home bill

  • One State's Governor Postpones Nursing Home Funding, Creates Backlash Among Politicians

    One governor is receiving both support and backlash after she refused to sign a law which would affect nursing home funding in her state.  According to a report, the governor has decided to wait a year before making a decision whether to sign or veto the bill.  The bi-partisan bill was proposed after concerns following several nursing home closures in this state.Some politicians claim her refusal to immediately sign this bill is “detrimental” for senior care.   Read More...

  • Senate Advances Bill that would Require Conspicuous Daily Staff Reports for Nursing Homes

    One state’s senate just progressed a bill that would require all nursing home facilities in this state to conspicuously report in writing the facility’s daily staffing levels. According to the proposal, publicly posting the number of staff present might incentivize facilities to employ a minimum number of staff in efforts to appear safer. The bill’s purpose is to cure or improve the extremely low ratios of current nursing home staff to residents.   Read More...

  • One State’s Governor Signs Bill to Require Consent before Administering Anti-psychotic Drugs for Nursing Home Patients

    Statistics reveal for one state that anti-psychotic drugs are over-administered to nursing home patients more than any other state in the country. The concern is for patients with no psychiatric diagnosis, but are administered these drugs for restraining combativeness. The governor of this state just signed a bill that would require consent from the patient and/or the patient’s responsible party before administering these drugs.   Read More...

  • Elder Advocates in One State Push Efforts to Reduce Nursing Home Abuse

    In one state, elder advocates are bringing light to nursing home abuse and neglect and are attempting to provide a solution. Senators are pushing the creation of “elder death review teams” in their state’s judicial circuits in hopes of eradicating instances of elder abuse. One bill pushed by the elder-advocating senators has passed through three senate committees thus far with no impediments.The elder death review teams would review and investigate cases where abuse or neglect ...  Read More...

  • Lawmakers Working For Greater Consequences For Understaffing Nursing Homes

    One third of nursing homes in one state self-reported understaffing in 2015. Based on this data nursing home patients were withheld from 9.1 million hours of care. For this reason, lawmakers would like to pass a bill requiring a current bill to be enforced. "Here's the problem, we now know that even though that bill has been law for six years, it's simply, in many instances, not being followed," said a senator, who is sponsoring the bill.   Read More...