Highlighting workforce shortages, nursing home operators have expressed concerns that meeting the proposed standards would necessitate additional funding for increased wages.
The nation’s most thinly staffed nursing homes would be required to hire more workers under the new rules recently proposed by the Biden administration. These rule changes represent the greatest change to federal nursing home regulations in three decades.
Read more in the New York Times about the proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services here: Federal Officials Propose New Nursing Home Standards to Increase Staffing
Elder law attorney, Terry Garrett, CELA, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is an Approved Guardianship Attorney. She assists people in elder law, estate and special needs planning, guardianship and settling estates. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.