Biden Reforms Aim to Improve Quality and Safety of Senior Care Facilities

President Joe Biden has announced plans to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes.

By HFT Staff
March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden has announced plans to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes so all residents receive reliable, high-quality care. With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the President's reforms aim to improve the safety and quality of nursing home care, hold nursing homes accountable for the care they provide and make the quality of care and facility ownership more transparent for potential residents and their families.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the substandard conditions of nursing homes, many of which house the most at-risk community members. More than 1.4 million people live in over 15,500 Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing homes. In the past two years, over 200,000 residents and staff in nursing homes have died because of COVID-19. Without action, these unacceptable conditions could get worse.  

The planned reforms include:  

  • Ensuring every nursing home provides enough staff who are adequately trained to provide high-quality care 
  • Ensuring poorly performing nursing homes are held accountable for improper and unsafe care and immediately improve their services or are cut off from federal funds 
  • Giving the public better information about nursing home conditions so they can find the best available options.  



See the latest posts on our homepage Share

Topic Area: Safety


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Designers Address Growing Community Responsibility


Healthcare facilities designers are looking to improve buildings for everyone in the community.

1/26/2023

Staffing Strategies: Appreciate, Talk and Mentor


Tactics can prevent burnout, which is a real concern among healthcare workers.

1/26/2023

Mercy Health and Lifepoint Behavioral Health Enter Partnership for New Inpatient Hospital


The new inpatient behavioral health hospital will be a 75,000 square-foot, 72-bed facility.

1/26/2023

3 Predictions for Digital Transformation in 2023


Emerging technology will continue to modernize everyday tasks, encourage proactive facility management and foster resilience.

1/25/2023

MultiCare Health System Acquires Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital


The acquisition includes a 226-bed inpatient facility and 26 clinics.

1/25/2023






FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.



You Might Like