Stand Up for Senior Rights

Sign the Petition to Stop Nursing Homes from Using Forced Arbitration to Deny Residents' Rights

Fine print buried in nursing home admissions contracts is depriving nursing home residents and their families of their constitutional rights.

Many nursing home corporations push residents and their families into signing take-it-or-leave-it terms that deny their right to sue — even in instances when residents suffer severe neglect, serious injuries or even death.

Nursing homes should be places where elderly individuals can live in dignity and thrive with the support of caring professionals.

Sign the petition: Forced arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts must be prohibited in order to restore the rights of residents and their families.

Petition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

We, the undersigned, call on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prohibit nursing homes corporations, as a condition of receiving federal funding, from using pre-dispute mandatory (or forced) arbitration clauses in contracts with residents of long term care facilities, their families or other healthcare decision makers. Forced arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts cannot be fixed or improved. CMS must safeguard this vulnerable population from having to sacrifice integral consumer protections and constitutional rights in order to receive necessary nursing home care and services.

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21410 1 week ago olde reb Dear friend,
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21409 4 weeks ago KRISTEN ZEHNER Appreciate all the good work PC does to counter our corporate Congress.
21408 4 weeks ago Adeleigh Belyeu
21407 4 weeks ago Anonymous My sister who accompanied my mom to a nursing home facility for short term rehab unknowingly signed a Voluntary Arbitration Agreement. My sister had a stroke that left her unable to understand what ...
21406 1 month ago Tim Mills
21405 1 month ago Liz Shopes
21404 1 month ago Anonymous
21403 1 month ago Cherie Brittin
21402 1 month ago susan Barnhart
21401 1 month ago Anonymous
21400 1 month ago Connie Jean
21399 1 month ago Paul Stills
21398 1 month ago daryl novick impeach the lying fuckface already, he is a pariah on this country
21397 1 month ago Susan Wiechman
21396 5 months ago Monica Wood
21395 5 months ago Molly Knight I'm an RN, both parents in nsg homes, Dallas, Texas 7 years total 2009-2016. I visited EVERYDAY. I wrote 14 complaints to DADS. Met with corp clinical / reg dir's. Nothing got better, all ears de...
21394 6 months ago Elizabeth St John
21393 6 months ago Anne Meier Arbitration does not create a level playing field when the disagreement is between and resident (and their family and friends) and a large corporation. Please protect and promote the "unalie...
21392 6 months ago Anonymous Lets stop this hidden form of abuse. When vulnerable and under stress, people are signing documents limiting their rights. No more.
21391 6 months ago Jane DiPaolo I have a son in a nursing home. I do not want nursing homes to become adult orphanages where big for profit nursing homes can move the residents from facility to facility for financial reasons. It...
21390 7 months ago Steve Janes
21389 10 months ago Anonymous
21388 11 months ago Eric Andersen
21387 11 months ago erin yarrobino
21386 1 year ago erin yarrobino
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