|We are pleased to share a new blog by Lori Mars, JD, “Beyond COVID-19: Changes in Long-term Care.” |
To date, almost 660,000 nursing home residents in the U.S. have contracted COVID-19 and more than 133,000 have died of the virus and/or related complications. Throughout the past year-and-a-half, long-term care ombudsmen worked tirelessly to relieve the suffering and isolation experienced by residents. But the charge to improve the lives and relieve the traumas of institutionalized older adults is not theirs alone. Systems change is long overdue. Regulatory reforms and person-centered culture change are needed to assure residents the quality of care and lives they deserve.
Read more and share widely: https://ncea.acl.gov/NCEA-Blog/Jul-28-2021.aspx Sincerely, NCEA Team