Jan 21, 2021HHS Sued for Allowing California to Limit Access to Dental Care for Older Patients and Patients with Disabilities
LOS ANGELES—Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP), a group of dental hygienists represented by AARP Foundation and Foley & Lardner LLP, are suing the U.S. Department of...
Jan 19, 2021Lawsuit Alleges that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Violated Law by Limiting Enforcement Penalties for Nursing Homes
WASHINGTON–AARP Foundation and Constantine Cannon LLP filed a lawsuit yesterday, alleging that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
Jan 15, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s proposal to combat...
Jan 14, 2021New AARP Analysis Shows Rate of COVID Cases and Deaths in Nursing Homes Has Quadrupled in Three MonthsNursing Homes Are in Crisis Nationwide; 87% Report at Least One Staff Case in Most Recent Four-Week Period
The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard shows a worsening crisis from coast to coast. In the four-week period ending December 20, about one in 10 residents was diagnosed with coronavirus, and nearly 9 in 10 nursing homes (87%) reported that at least one staff member was diagnosed.
Dec 28, 2020
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning and implementation:
“More than 333,000 American lives now have been lost due to COVID, and nearly 95% of those who have died were age 50 or over. Some 40% have been residents and staff in nursing homes.
Dec 11, 2020Social Security, Medicare, Nursing Home Protections Are Key Issues
Today AARP Georgia released a new survey of likely Georgia voters showing both U.S. Senate races statistically tied, with Democrat Jon Ossoff (48%) narrowly leading Republican incumbent David Perdue (46%) and Democrat Raphael Warnock (47%) edging Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler (46%). But among voters age 50-plus, the poll shows both the Republican candidates lead their Democratic challenger by identical margins, 53% for Perdue and Loeffler versus 42% for Ossoff and Warnock.
Dec 10, 2020Infections of nursing home residents and staff doubled over a four-week period
WASHINGTON— A new AARP analysis shows that COVID-19 cases, deaths, and staffing shortages in nursing homes are at the highest levels since June 1. National rates of COVID-19 among both residents and staff have doubled in the four weeks ending November 15, with resident cases increasing from 2.8 to 5.7 per 100 residents, and staff cases increasing from 2.7 to 5.4 per 100 staff members.
Dec 9, 2020
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issues a statement in response to ongoing COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution planning
Dec 1, 2020AARP Urges Congress to Address Continuing Needs of Older Americans, Nursing Home Residents through “Virtual Lobby Week”AARP leaders nationwide will meet remotely with Senate, House offices, as COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes surpass 101,000
WASHINGTON—As coronavirus cases and deaths continue rising, including more than 101,000 resident and staff deaths in U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, AARP is holding its...
Oct 19, 2020S&P Global/AARP Report: Companies Expanding Family Care Leave Due To COVID-19; Pandemic Severely Impacting Women in the Workforce
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON-- Nearly 60% of employees working for large U.S. companies are spending increased time on childcare and family caregiving since the outbreak of COVID-19, according to a new...