To Families’ Dismay, Biden Nursing Home Reform Doesn’t View Them as Essential Caregivers
(By Judith Graham for Kaiser Health News)
When the Biden administration announced a set of proposed nursing home reforms last month, consumer advocates were both pleased and puzzled.
The reforms call for minimum staffing requirements, stronger regulatory oversight, and better public information about nursing home quality — measures advocates have promoted for years. Yet they don’t address residents’ rights to have contact with informal caregivers — family members and friends who provide both emotional support and practical assistance. Continue reading here…
Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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