America’s greatest generation deserves our support.
The health and safety of our seniors should be our top priority.
More than 5 million seniors and individuals with disabilities receive care in a nursing home, assisted living community or other long term care facility every year. Whether they stay a short while and then return home, or live out the remainder of their lives in these facilities—they deserve the best possible care.
In this unprecedented time, we must rally around long term care residents and their caregivers. We need immediate action to help address the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, prevent closures, and protect access to long term care. And we need bold solutions for the future that seek to learn from the pandemic and address systemic issues.
Thousands of seniors could be displaced due to nursing home closures.
Frontline caregivers have gone above and beyond the call of duty, but many are getting burned out. Labor shortages are at historic levels, threatening residents’ access to care.
Long term care facilities are facing an economic crisis due to chronic underfunding and the pandemic. Nearly 2,000 nursing homes are projected to close.
Despite repeated calls for help, long term care residents and staff were not made a priority during the pandemic by public health officials. They still need ongoing resources.
Why It’s Time To Transform America’s Nursing Homes
In this documentary, AHCA leaders and long term care providers urge lawmakers to apply the lessons of the pandemic to improve quality of care in our nursing homes.