There's always more to discover with your AARP membership. Explore your member benefits today.

Take Action Now! Ask Legislators to Support the AARP OK Nursing Home Care Plan

Posted on 02/18/19

Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation on several measures of quality of care in nursing homes. This must stop! AARP Oklahoma has created the Nursing Home CARE Plan which is a series of bills that begin to correct the ways in which our state’s most frail and vulnerable are cared for:

  • HB 1902 / SB280: Ties nursing home reimbursements to quality of care.
  • SB 142: Puts an end to the shameful and immoral practice of using antipsychotic drugs to sedate nursing home residents instead of providing proper medical care.
  • SB 888: Will make sure all Oklahoman’s are aware of the options available to them for long-term care and given the opportunity to receive care in the setting of their choice.

We need your help. Please email and call your state legislator today and tell them to support the AARP Oklahoma Nursing Home CARE Plan and help our state’s seniors live independent and dignified lives.

Email your state Representative or call 1-844-248-8226.

Thank you for your support and helping to protect our state’s most frail and vulnerable. If you are not familiar with AARP’s Nursing Home CARE Plan, please reach out to Chad Mullen at chmullen@aarp.org.

Related Stories Which Might Interest You:

 Tulsa World- AARP Report Provides Indicators of How Oklahoma Nursing Homes are ‘Failing to Provide Basic Level of Care’

Tulsa World- Beacon of Hope Flashes Among Many Dire Findings in AARP Report of State’s Care of the Elderly

 Watch News on 6 Special Investigation Oklahoma Nursing Homes Rank Among Worst in the Nation

AARP Oklahoma and Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter support Senate Bill 142 to improve Oklahoma’s overuse of antipsychotic medication in nursing homes

AARP Public Policy Institute Report Finds Oklahoma Nursing Facilities Rank Among Worst in the Nation in Several Quality Indicators of Care

Family Caregivers Deserve “Commonsense Solutions”

Complimentary AARP Oklahoma Family Caregiver Kits Available

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

More from AARP in Oklahoma City

Tell Us What You Think

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Oklahoma City
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW