Help Protect Our Elderly

Help Protect Our Elderly

July 29, 2008

Dear james m,


We trust nursing homes to make sure our loved ones are in a safe environment where they eat their meals on time, receive their prescribed medications, and have attentive care.


Sadly, many nursing home residents are neglected. 


Mary Hight was dehydrated and ill for days, but her nursing home wouldn’t call an ambulance.  Her daughter had no choice but to push her in a wheelchair to a nearby hospital, where she died the next day.  Adding insult to injury, Mary’s family couldn’t sue the nursing home and hold it accountable in court — because it had put something called a "binding mandatory arbitration" clause in the fine print of its admission papers. 


Instead of focusing on how to provide the best care to their residents, nursing homes are working to make themselves immune from accountability when they are careless.  Right now, Congress is considering legislation to stop nursing homes from stripping the elderly of the right to go to court, but the nursing homes are fighting hard against it!


Help stop this predatory practice!   


Congress may be acting as soon as TOMORROW on key legislation to stop nursing homes from shutting the elderly and their families out of court. 

Take action now to hold nursing homes accountable!



Public Citizen Action Team


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