Nursing homes

Part of: State Legislation Updates

Nursing homes are an essential element of the long-term services and support system, serving individuals with serious functional impairments who are unable to live independently in the community. Although fewer than 4% of those over 65 will ever live in a nursing home, these settings provide treatment and care in a safe, home-like community that supports a quality of life when aging in the community is no longer an option. Our state partners have engaged in a number of legislative initiatives on nursing homes. Click on the highlighted states to see more information about the bills, including sponsors, latest action, and their status.