New rules give nursing home residents more power

About 1.4 million people living in nursing homes across the country can now be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.

The changes reflect a shift toward more “person-centered care,” including requirements for speedy development of care plans, more flexibility and variety in meals and snacks, greater review of a resident’s drug regimen, better security, improved grievance procedures, and scrutiny of involuntary discharges.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/new-rules-give-nursing-home-residents-more-power/2016/12/27/c0959f74-c894-11e6-bf4b-2c064d32a4bf_story.html?utm_term=.1741b2d90a5b

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