Tell your State Lawmakers to Protect Illinois Nursing Home Residents Now

Our most vulnerable seniors are facing a crisis. Illinois nursing homes are among the worst in the nation for direct care and nursing hours per resident, per day. Too often, that has meant seniors are neglected, left vulnerable to infection and bed sores – and worse, given powerful antipsychotics drugs without medical need. Low staffing levels can even lead to deaths.

We must stand up for vulnerable seniors.

That’s why AARP Illinois is fighting for legislation that would:
• make nursing homes safer, 
• enforce staffing guidelines, 
• heighten transparency of nursing home violations, and 
• enhance safeguards for use of harmful antipsychotic drugs. 

Your state lawmakers need to hear from you today. Tell them to protect our seniors

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Dear [Decision Maker],



We need legislation that will make nursing homes safer, enforce staffing guidelines, heighten transparency of nursing home violations, and enhance safeguards for use of harmful antipsychotic drugs.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]