Oct 20, 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.
In this episode, Mary and Marla take a closer look at the work of the longtime director of the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging, Charles Sabatino, and his conversation with Susan Ryan and Alex Spanko.
Mary gives us a closer look at the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and their mission. She also highlights the key points of the resolution. Sabatino talked about incentives, so Marla gives us a quick history lesson in the term “carrot and stick” and also discusses the research behind incentives versus punishments. Marla also digs into grassroots advocacy, and we provide information on how YOU can support the ABA resolution and be part of the change needed in long term care!
Learn more about The Power of Incentives: https://fs.blog/2017/10/bias-incentives-reinforcement/
Learn more about the ABA resolution here: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/resources/aba-private-rooms/
Learn more about Grassroots Efforts: https://www.thoughtco.com/grassroots-movement-definition-and-examples-5085222
Check out all of GHP’s advocacy efforts and learn how you can get involved: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/resources/advocacy/
Read Charlie’s article – Eight Advance Care Planning Lessons That Took Me Thirty Years to Learn: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/publications/bifocal/vol_34/issue_6_august2013/8_lessons_in_30_years/