Have a loved one in long-term care? AARP wants to hear from you.

Posted on 05/14/20

We know times are challenging for everyone, especially loved ones in nursing homes and their family members. AARP is fighting to protect vulnerable seniors in nursing homes, assisted living, and other long-term care facilities from sickness, isolation, and neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're fighting to make sure:

  • Facilities have adequate personal protective equipment like masks, gloves, and gowns;Families can visit with loved ones through phone or video chat; and,
  • Residents can go back to their nursing home if they are hospitalized;
  • Facilities inform families—and make public—the number of residents or staff that have tested positive for coronavirus, and much more.

Join us in urging Congress and state officials to keep nursing home residents and staff safe, healthy, and connected.

Take action by sharing your story here and tell us how the coronavirus is affecting your family so we can better fight for you.

Contact your representatives and ask them to protect long-term care patients.

Related: 6 Questions to Ask if Your Loved One is in a Nursing Home

This story is provided by AARP Maryland. Visit the AARP Maryland page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

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