Protect the health and rights of nursing home residents

More than 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths are nursing home residents or staff. But right now, some are responding to this crisis by proposing to protect nursing home facilities from lawsuits.

Missouri lawmakers must protect the health and rights of residents and their families to seek legal justice. Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities need to be held accountable when residents suffer harm, neglect, and even death.

Tell your legislators: Uphold the health and rights of nursing home residents and their families during the pandemic. Reject any proposal that allows nursing home companies to avoid legal accountability related to COVID-19.

 

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to reject proposals to grant legal immunity related to COVID-19 for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities.

The death toll in nursing homes is horrific. The last thing residents and their families need is to be stripped of their right to hold facilities legally accountable when residents suffer harm, neglect, and even death.




I'm looking to you for swift action to protect the health and safety of our loved ones living in nursing homes not to limit accountability of residential care facilities. Please, reject any proposal that would grant nursing homes, assisted living, and other long-term care facilities legal immunity related to COVID-19.

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