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Nursing Home Regulations Revised to Include More Rights & Protections for Those in Long Term Care Facilities

A bit of good news came in September, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), shared their latest updates to regulations surrounding the Nursing Home Reform Law, which governs the health & safety standards for all long term care (LTC) facilities receiving funding from Medicare and/or Medicaid.

The common theme among the newly introduced regulations is person-centered care for those residing in (or representing those residing) in an LTC. CMS describes these changes as allowing residents to be more in control of their care and discharge planning. Justice in Aging recently released a fact sheet highlighting the new provisions.