Tag Archives: nursing homes

Family Engagement

Proposed Nursing Home Reform Doesn’t View Family as Essential Caregivers

When the Biden administration announced a set of proposed nursing home reforms last month, consumer advocates were both pleased and puzzled. The reforms call for minimum staffing requirements, stronger regulatory oversight, and better public information about nursing home quality — measures advocates have promoted for years. Yet they don’t address residents’ rights to have contact with informal […]

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Judith Graham Judith Graham writes the Navigating Aging series for Kaiser Health News, which focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here.

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


COVID-19, Uncategorized

Advocating for Those Hit Hardest by the Pandemic: Nursing Home Residents

Penny Shaw is a writer and advocate working on behalf of individuals with disabilities and nursing home residents. A university faculty member and administrator with a Ph.D. in French literature, Shaw developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare neuromuscular condition, in 2001. In 2002 she moved to a nursing home in Braintree that specializes in neurorehabilitation, where […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 164 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Family Engagement

Socially Distanced Visits – An Imperfect Solution for Long-Term Care

Editor’s Note: Judith Graham’s article (first published July 13, 2020, by Kaiser Health News) captures many important issues related to nursing home visitation policies adapted for COVID-19. I can report from personal experience that the socially distanced visits Graham describes, now available at many long-term care facilities, are an imperfect solution to a “heart-wrenching problem.” […]

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Judith Graham Judith Graham writes the Navigating Aging series for Kaiser Health News, which focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here.

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org