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:
SB280: Ties nursing home reimbursements to quality
SB 142: Thanks to your efforts, this bill has passed. 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. E-mail your legislators today by using the form on this page to contact them right now and tell them to support the AARP CARE
Plan and help our state’s seniors live independent and dignified lives.
Time to Protect our Seniors. Support the Nursing Home CARE Plan.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Please support AARP's Nursing Home CARE (Creating Accountability, Reform and Excellence) Plan. The CARE Plan includes SB888, SB142 and SB280. We appreciate you passing SB 142 and we request you continue to work towards betting nursing home care with the passage of SB 888 and SB 280. We all are all tired of Oklahoma nursing home care and safety being ranked among the worst in the nation. It is unconscionable that we are not providing the care and dignity our state's most frail and vulnerable deserve.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]