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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21396 3 months ago Monica Wood
21395 3 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 4 months ago Elizabeth St John
21393 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 months ago Steve Janes
21389 8 months ago Anonymous
21388 9 months ago Eric Andersen
21387 9 months ago erin yarrobino
21386 11 months ago erin yarrobino
21385 11 months ago Ruth Marsh
21384 12 months ago Dennis DeMarinis
21383 1 year ago Dennis DeMarinis
21382 1 year ago Nicole Love No one should be forced to waive their INALIENABLE right to trial by jury - ever.
21381 1 year ago Pamela Berger No one should have to give up their right to redress in court in advance in order to get into a nursing home or anything else. Nursing home neglect and mistakes can and do kill people,
21380 1 year ago Josh Swink
21379 1 year ago Michael Pigott
21378 1 year ago Jean Claude DESBOIS
21377 1 year ago Jean Claude DESBOIS May i get the Email address of Suzanne Pregun please ?Thank you
21376 1 year ago Stacey Cannon
21375 1 year ago Stacey Cannon
21374 1 year ago Jean Claude Desbois can I get Email of Suzanne Pregun please?
21373 1 year ago B MacDonald
21372 1 year ago Josh Swink
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