AARP: Older Texans score big wins this session

– High-priority nursing home quality legislation approved

AUSTIN, Texas – Older Texans have cause to celebrate several major accomplishments of the 2017 Texas regular legislative session.

In the final hours of the session, lawmakers approved a top priority for AARP Texas – major nursing home quality reforms that seek to hold operators of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities more accountable when they have been found to have done harm to their residents.

This session, Texas lawmakers also approved numerous AARP-backed bills that, among other things, will protect seniors’ financial future, improve access to health care, and meaningfully help unpaid family caregivers and their families.

 

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