This article is related to AB 279, Sponsored by CANHR. By Josie Huang, LAist, August 30, 2021 Tomiko Nakayama, 93, had hoped to stay at her senior home in Boyle Heights for the rest of her life. (Josie Huang/LAist) Tomiko Nakayama watched anxiously as the lunch crowd at her senior care facility for Japanese Americans rapidly thinned over the summer.
On August 11, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and several other senators introduced the Nursing Home Improvement and Accountability Act of 2021. The bill aims to increase transparency, accountability and oversight in nursing homes, improve staffing and support innovation in the structure and culture of nursing homes.