Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Nursing Home Abuse

There will be a Senate hearing held in March regarding the events and prevention of nursing home abuse and neglect. The chairman of the committee stated he remains concerned about the quality of care for “our most vulnerable citizens.” The chairman also expressed his horror from recent reports of a mentally incapacitated nursing home patient who was allegedly raped and impregnated by a worker.

A member of the Department of Justice and a member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will attend the hearing. Another testimony will come from a daughter of a nursing home patient who died in 2017 from alleged neglect and dehydration. For more, read the story.