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Two New Caregiver Groups Join Seniors' Advocate Coalition Opposing Medicare Cuts
Date:12/6/2007

Coalition to Protect Senior Care Running New Print Ads Warning Cuts Threaten Seniors' Care Quality

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recently-formed Coalition to Protect Senior Care, a broad array of clinician and front-line care giver organizations dedicated to ensuring Congress ends consideration of seniors' Medicare Part A nursing home funding, today announced two new organizations have joined the Coalition, and that a new print advertising effort urging opposition to the cuts has begun in Capitol Hill-oriented news publications.

Lisa Cantrell, a co-founder of the National Association of Health Care Assistants, and a national spokesperson for the Coalition to Protect Senior Care, said both the American Association of Nurse Executives (AANEX) and the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) joined the Coalition this week, and stated, "We welcome these two new Coalition members to our ranks, and we are pleased their membership of front-line caregivers has publicly agreed to help us warn that Medicare cuts present a clear and present danger to seniors' quality of care and quality of life."

The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC), representing 7,500 members nationwide, is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to supporting clinicians involved in measuring and providing accurate information on clinical assessment and care planning, regulatory requirements, reimbursement, quality indicators and quality measures. The American Association of Nurse Executives (AANEX) is a newly formed non-profit professional organization dedicated to supporting nurse executives in long-term care by providing accurate and timely information on leadership and management, survey, enforcement and compliance strategies, clinical protocols and standards of practice.

"Front line caregivers and clinicians have a shared responsibility with our lawmakers to ensure every senior, from
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