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Gillibrand calls for minimum staffing standards at nursing homes across the U.S.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Committee on Aging, has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to set minimum staffing standards in nursing homes to ensure high-quality care for residents.

In a letter sent to the CMS Administrator, Gillibrand has requested the agency to further study and determine the appropriate staffing requirements for nursing homes.


As a champion for older adults and aging Americans, Gillibrand is committed to promoting safety and quality in nursing homes across New York and the United States. She fights annually to secure hundreds of millions of dollars for nutrition programs for older adults and is also working on bipartisan legislation to safeguard older adults from financial exploitation and fraud.

“The highest quality care possible must be provided to nursing home residents, and it is critical that we determine appropriate staffing requirements for nursing homes,” said Senator Gillibrand.