1199SEIU And Long Term Care Advocates Will Hold Press Conference To Discuss News That Governor Will Implement Nursing Home Reforms, And Detail Next Steps To Ensure Industry Compliance

April 1, 2022

Virtual press conference in response to new nursing home reforms 

WHO: 1199SEIU President George Gresham, 1199SEIU Executive Vice President Milly Silva, 1199SEIU nursing home workers,  AARP New York President Beth Finkel,  Long Term Care Community Coalition Director Richard Mollot, Esq., and NY Statewide Senior Action Council Director Maria Alvarez. 

WHAT: Workers and long term care advocates will discuss how to ensure long-delayed reforms for NY’s nursing homes are finally implemented in a way that will improve resident care through  staffing and spending requirements.  

WHERE: Join Zoom Meeting  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88669138903?pwd=NUdPOUpac0pyV1puTk16TXQ0ZE5LUT09

Meeting ID: 886 6913 8903 Passcode: 701678

 WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2022. 1:30 p.m.

WHY:  The COVID-19 pandemic exposed decades-old problems of staffing and quality in many nursing homes across the state, especially for-profit organizations.  Spurred by the activism of 1199SEIU nursing home caregivers, advocates and family members, the State Legislature passed significant industry reform which was to go into effect on Jan. 1,  2022 but has been delayed by the Governor’s Executive Order, until tonight.  Workers and advocates will report on the current status of reforms and discuss the industry’s continued opposition to basic standards of care.