KABC's Legislative Priorities ~ 2019
Hanging in the Balance – Older Adult Health and Safety
Priority 1: Oversight – Nursing and Assisted Facility Survey/Inspections
Impact on Elders: Suffer abuse/neglect longer. Harm is greater. Facility poor care continues.
Priority 2: Stop Misuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs on Elders with Dementia
Impact on Elders: Death, suffering, impaired cognitive function.
Priority 3: Fix 60-Day Provisional Employment in Background Check law-2427
Impact on Elders: Real risk of abuse, neglect, theft. Unaware of danger. Unable to pursue financial restitution from facility for harm.
Priority: KANCARE Fixes Needed – Timely eligibility determination. Access to care in all settings.
Priority: Attach defined quality improvement for older adults to provider reimbursement, e.g. “Bed Tax $”