New Fact Sheet on Importance of Revised Nursing Home Regulations for Nursing Home Residents

Dec 21, 2016

Consumer Voice and Justice in Aging have released a new fact sheet entitled "Why the Recently-Revised Nursing Home Regulations are Vital for Nursing Home Residents."  After four years of work from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), newly revised federal nursing facility regulations were released in September, and most provisions went into effect on November 28.  These revised regulations provide critical consumer protections.  This fact sheet provides an overview of some important new revisions and how they protect long-term care consumers.  Consumers and advocates can use the fact sheet to better understand the role the revised regulations have in improving nursing care, including an increased focus on addressing a resident's needs and preferences.  Read the fact sheet here.