The AARP joined the growing list of people and organizations in New York who support ending the policy that provides immunity to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Immunity from lawsuits was granted to nursing homes. While it was partly repealed, immunity is still in place for the springtime.
The AARP is also calling for a number of other improvements to care protections, including the staff increases that have been called for since the fall.
“The nursing home crisis is front and center in this state, as it should be; now, through the state Budget, is the time and way to end it,” AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel said. “We should not waste this golden opportunity to improve safety and conditions for our mothers, fathers, grandparents, spouses, and other loved ones in New York’s nursing homes – and for the staff who care for them.”