Virginia Capitol Connections 2022

COVID-19 exposed the chronic, ongoing issues in Virginia’s nursing homes and has emphasized the urgent need for reform. Our seniors deserve better than subpar conditions. That’s why AARP is fighting to put the safety and well-being of nursing home residents first. It’s time to hold nursing homes and other longterm care facilities accountable for providing safe environments and high-quality care for residents. The Virginia General Assembly must take action to ensure residents receive the care they need by: • establishing minimum staffing standards • guaranteeing quarterly training on issues like infection prevention protocols • requiring background checks for every nursing home employee. Virginia lawmakers: Protect nursing home residents. Learn more at aarp.org/VAnursinghomes facebook.com/AARPVirginia | @AARPVa | aarp.org/VA Paid for by AARP Virginia Virginia’s nursing home residents deserve better.

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