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Nation's Nursing Home Caregivers: Health and Well-Being of America's Most Vulnerable Seniors at Stake as Medicare Cuts Debated in Washington
Date:9/17/2009

sing home joined Cantrell and the leadership of NAHCA in calling on Congress to reconsider the ill advised Medicare cuts.

The CNAs said the Medicare cuts included in the reform bill are compounded by an additional $12 billion cut to Medicare through a regulatory rule taking effect October 1, 2009 -- just days after the convention adjourns. "The devastating collision of regulatory and possible legislative cuts puts more than 59,000 caregiver jobs at risk nationally, and threatens the quality of care delivered to the nation's most vulnerable seniors," Cantrell said at the news conference.

NAHCA is a non-profit organization working to ensure that the highest quality of care is provided to seniors living in nursing homes, achieved by elevating the professional standing and performance of the caregivers. NAHCA was established in July 2006 to meet the growing needs of all health care assistants, including those in non geriatric facilities. Today, the association has a membership of more than 20,000 caregivers representing over 500 nursing homes in 29 states and the District of Columbia.


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