Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
  • PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES
  • NURSING HOMES
Winning Issue » NURSING HOMES


About 16,000 nursing homes are residences to more than 1.5 million mostly elderly Americans. These people reside at nursing homes for an average of 835 days. However, many of these people are not living in nursing homes by choice. More than 80% of all our elderly say they would prefer to die at home if they could. Even so, it is estimated that nearly half of all elderly Americans will move into nursing homes before dying. A recent study verified the rampant abuse of residents at some of these facilities. It found that one in three nursing homes had been cited for abuse violations within a two year span. Advocates say that nursing home abuse is underreported by residents who fear reprisal. Other studies have found that more than 90% of our nursing homes have staffing levels that are below minimum acceptable standards. There is compelling evidence that staff ratios are strongly linked to the quality of care in all nursing homes.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.952 - Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current nursing home policy and wish to defeat H.R.952 - Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support improving oversight of nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by preventing inappropriate influence over surveyors; requiring testing programs in skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey and certification techniques to be sufficiently rigorous to ensure that surveyors are adequately prepared to survey and certify SNFs in a consistent and accurate manner; directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish requirements for the qualification and compensation of members of a survey team; ensuring a state employs an adequate number of individuals as members of survey teams to assure adequate oversight of SNFs, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.2864 - Nursing Home Patient Protection and Standards Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support requiring that a skilled nursing facility must use the services of at least 1 registered professional nurse to provide assessment, surveillance, and direct care to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and wish to pass H.R.952 - Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) and/or Rep. Janice Schakowsky (IL), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support improving oversight of nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by preventing inappropriate influence over surveyors; requiring testing programs in skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey and certification techniques to be sufficiently rigorous to ensure that surveyors are adequately prepared to survey and certify SNFs in a consistent and accurate manner; directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish requirements for the qualification and compensation of members of a survey team; ensuring a state employs an adequate number of individuals as members of survey teams to assure adequate oversight of SNFs, and wish to either reintroduce H.R.2864 - Nursing Home Patient Protection and Standards Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider either reintroducing H.R.2864 - Nursing Home Patient Protection and Standards Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, AARP will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for the care and rights of those living in nursing homes, and the quantity and quality of nursing home staff are adequate.

AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired People, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 37 million people over the age of 50. It states that it helps these people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. AARP operates as a non-profit advocate for its members and is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States. AARP advocates and helps its’ members advocate for nursing home reforms.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
April 9, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
April 15, 2020