We have previously written about NCCNHR – the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR), formed because of public concern about substandard care in nursing homes. This tremendous advocacy organization has been busy this week testifying before the Senate Aging Committee on the need for increased staffing at all of America’s nursing homes.
NCCNHR needs your support. Now is the time to:
- Write your Congressmen expressing support for the recommendations made by NCCNHR at the May 2 Senate Aging Hearing. This is an opportunity to say you care about residents and about conditions in nursing homes.
- Identify opportunities to highlight your experiences with enforcement and staffing – letters to the editor, local talk shows with callers asking questions, getting the press to focus on nursing home issues, etc.
Visit NCCNHR’s website for a quick link to listen to C-SPAN and the Senate Aging Committee as well as to see the written comments of the Hearing presenters including Executive Director Alice Hedt, researcher Charlene Harrington and Kathryn Allen representing the GAO.