Home care access – delays and complaints

submitted by Kelly Barrett Sarama, Esq.  At the Center for Elder Law & Justice, we help people navigate the complicated health care system, learn how their health insurance works, and how to access vital services such as home care. Even before the pandemic, we were monitoring the trend of a shortage in home care aides…

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Nursing Home Staffing Bill Needs More to Protect Seniors

Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblymember Aileen Gunther to establish nursing home staffing ratios doesn’t go far enough to protect New York’s seniors. The bill (S6346-Rivera/A7119-Gunther) is a step in the right direction, but community advocates for older adults share several major concerns with the legislation, and believe it would…

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Hospital and Nursing Homes Staffing Levels – Your Input Needed!

submitted by Lindsay Heckler, Esq. The Department of Health is conducting a study about staffing levels in hospitals and nursing homes and needs to hear from the community! As highlighted in our comments to the Department of Health safe minimum staffing levels are essential in ensuring each patient and resident receives safe, effective, and quality…

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