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Nursing Home Groups Call for $15 Billion to Up Quality, Safety

March 15, 2021, 8:20 PM

The nursing home industry wants state and federal lawmakers to pony up $15 billion a year to improve safety, quality, and infection control inside its facilities, which have been ground zero for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stung by more than 175,000 Covid deaths in U.S. long-term care facilities and facing the possibility of congressional calls to improve staffing, care, and living conditions at the nation’s 15,000-plus nursing homes, the industry got ahead of the curve on Monday, releasing its own reform agenda dubbed the “Care for Our Seniors Act.”

It’s unclear whether Congress will be sympathetic to the call ...

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