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National Citizen Coalition for Nursing Home Reform’s Lobbying Activities Help Diminish Elderly Abuse

The National Citizen Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) has created many programs to combat elderly abuse. They are currently conducting a survey of family council members to help NCCNHR learn more about councils and strengthening their ability to provide networking and support to family councils across the country. Additionally, the NCCNHR’s top legislative goal has been health care reform. They have also hoping for the passage of the Fairness in Nursing Home Arbitration Act, a bill that would do away with predispute arbitration agreements that consumers are often compelled to sign agreeing not to sue. The NCCNHR are also committed to the passage of the Elder Justice Act. This bill would improve opportunities for the elderly and those with disabilities to receive care in their own homes. NCCNHR has also joined the Joint Commission Long-Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee. To read more about the work of the NCCNHR, please click the link.