Senate Dems: Texas Blackouts Show Need For Nursing Home Staffing Requirement

By Jessica Karins / March 22, 2023 at 2:10 PM
Power outages that affected nursing home residents in February 2021 show the need for better emergency planning and preparedness in long-term care facilities that consider the needs of vulnerable residents, including minimum nursing home staffing requirements, according to a report recently prepared by Democrats on two Senate committees. The report, prepared by Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Special Subcommittee on Aging, makes several recommendations for improving emergency preparedness in future disasters. The report calls for increasing...

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