Care for Our Seniors Act – AHCA and LeadingAge Legislative Proposal

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP 
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

AHCA and LeadingAge have collaborated on this legislative proposal with a subtitle of Improving America’s Nursing Homes By Learning From Tragedy & Implementing Bold Solutions For The Future

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated long-standing challenges impacting the long term care (LTC) profession. The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and LeadingAge are dedicated to learning from this experience, renewing our commitment to our seniors and offering solutions that will improve the quality of care in our nation’s nursing homes.”

This 6-page overview is an interesting and thought-provoking read.  Please review this document with your team and share with your colleagues.   I know you’ll agree, as I do, with the overview’s statement – It is time for bold, transformative, and meaningful action.   I’m excited about what I see in this overview.  I’m hopeful that legislators, providers and consumers can get behind these strategies – to invest in the future of our LTC system.

Additional information about this proposal is found here

Click here to read the comments made by Mark Parkinson (AHCA) and Katie Smith Sloan (LeadingAge) for an interview with McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.