We’re reaching out to ask you to take action TODAY that can impact the quality of care your loved ones receive in Long Term Care (LTC) facilities now and in the future.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed a ground-breaking set of Minimum Staffing Standards to help minimize the risk of unsafe care in LTC facilities.
Without federal staffing standards, many dedicated nursing home workers face exhaustion and unsafe conditions, while residents don’t receive the quality care they deserve.
It is critical that the new rule covers both registered nurses and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). CNAs are the unsung heroes, often women of color, who provide essential care in nursing homes and Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).
Make a public comment by October 29th. This is your chance to help shape the future of care in LTC facilities.
The best comments are short and personal. If you, your family, or other loved ones currently receive care in a nursing home, share your story when you leave your comment.
If you believe you’ll need nursing home care in the future, mention in your comment that you want to ensure a healthy and safe environment and quality care, which requires sufficient staffing.
You can also emphasize these points in your comment:
This is a historic opportunity to influence positive reform in the long-term care industry. Let’s ensure every patient receives the care they deserve.
Thank you for being part of this critical movement!
National Domestic Workers Alliance