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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21419 1 year ago NANCY HOLMES
21418 1 year ago Alice Bendig
21417 2.1 years ago Annette Howell
21416 2.4 years ago Harriet Scott
21415 2.4 years ago Anonymous We must stand up for the rights and safety of our seniors! They have lived their lives as they wished as long as they could have a say now we must take the torch and protect them and protect how the...
21414 2.4 years ago Noelle Minto
21413 2.4 years ago Milan Perich
21412 2.4 years ago Kelly Marshburn
21411 2.4 years ago Joan Mahal
21410 2.6 years ago olde reb Dear friend,
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21409 2.6 years ago Kristen Zehner Appreciate all the good work PC does to counter our corporate Congress.
21408 2.6 years 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 ...
21407 2.7 years ago Tim Mills
21406 2.7 years ago Liz Shopes
21405 2.7 years ago Anonymous
21404 2.7 years ago Cherie Brittin
21403 2.7 years ago susan Barnhart
21402 2.7 years ago Anonymous
21401 2.7 years ago Connie Jean
21400 2.7 years ago Paul Stills
21399 2.7 years ago daryl novick impeach the lying fuckface already, he is a pariah on this country
21398 2.7 years ago Susan Wiechman
21397 2.9 years ago Monica Wood
21396 2.9 years 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...
21395 3 years ago Elizabeth St John
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