Oct 13, 2021
This past summer, the American Bar Association overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging Congress to make private rooms and bathrooms, along with other small-home touches, a prerequisite for nursing homes to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding.
To learn more about this attempt to overhaul the landscape by radically changing the financial incentives at play – as well as the ABA’s future plans for nursing home reform efforts— “Elevate Eldercare” welcomes Charles Sabatino, the longtime director of the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging.
In addition to the resolution and a similar plan currently before Congress, Sabatino talks about his history with eldercare reform movements, and how he thinks progressive groups with a variety of different policy prescriptions can work together toward the common goal of real change.
Learn more about the ABA resolution here: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/resources/aba-private-rooms/
Keep up with the ABA Commission on Law and Aging: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/
Check out all of GHP’s advocacy efforts and learn how you can get involved: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/resources/advocacy/
Read Charles Sabatino and Charlene Harrington’s call for structural change for long-term care: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/publications/bifocal/vol-42/bifocal-vol--42-issue-6--july---august-2021-/policy-change-to-put-the-home-back-into-nursing-homes/
Show notes/call to action: Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org