After US House and Senate members return from the July 4 recess next week to begin writing their final health care reform bills. The NCCNHR is pushing that nursing home legislation be an important part of that bill. At the White House, the NCCNHR is urging the Obama Administration to support the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement provisions in health care reform. They are also meeting daily will congressional staff urging them to include nursing home in health care reform. Hopefully, the bill will contain provisions that require nursing homes to do more for quality assurance internally. Also, the bill should include dementia care and elder abuse prevention. The NCCNHR is urging people to call their congress members, send emails and write letters in order to pass the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act. To read more about what you can do, please visit the NCCNHR website.