AARP Illinois To Host Town Hall On Nursing Home Abuse

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CHICAGO, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

 WHAT:

Four IL legislators, AARP Illinois State Director, SEIU Illinois President, WVON Personality Cliff Kelley come together for poignant town hall meeting with families struggling with state of nursing home care

WHEN:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 12:30, doors open at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Gallery Guichard, 436 E. 47th St. Chicago, IL 60653

WHO:

State Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago), Majority Caucus Whip/Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago), State Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago), Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-Chicago), SEIU Illinois/Indiana President Greg Kelley, AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo

AARP Illinois will hold the first-of-its kind listening session to call attention to the need for legislation that protects vulnerable residents living in nursing homes.

Dozens of families will share their stories of nursing home experiences while urging members of the Illinois House of Representatives to support the Nursing Home Quality of Care Initiative.

Approved last month by the IL Senate, the initiative calls on legislators to abide and enforce the state’s minimum staffing requirements, heighten public transparency of nursing home violations, and enhance safeguards regarding a psychotropic medication and a resident’s right to informed consent.

The Nursing Home Quality of Care Initiative was prompted by a Chicago Tribune/Kaiser Health News investigation, which documented the urgent need for nursing home resident protection due to understaffing.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. AARP Illinois has 1.7 million members; 250,000 in Chicago.

SOURCE AARP Illinois

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May 10, 2019 at 06:36AM

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