National Academy of Sciences and Medicine Launches Senior Living Study
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed significant challenges to providing quality senior care, many of which have existed in our senior living model for decades. With the aim of finding a solution, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation is pleased to support a new study from the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine (NASEM) called The Quality of Care in Nursing Homes. NASEM held the first meeting to launch the study on November 12.
The Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes will meet over the next year to examine how our nation delivers, regulates, finances and measures quality of nursing home care. The primary sponsor is The John A Hartford Foundation with additional support by the Commonwealth Fund, The Sephardic Foundation, The Samuels Foundation and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Karen Wolk Feinstein and Nancy D. Zionts attended the initial public meeting of the Study Committee and shared their hopes that their work would advance bold new models of residential living for frail seniors, offering solutions to longstanding issues of affordability, quality, safety, staffing and financing. As the work of the Committee proceeds, JHF hopes to have members share their insights and progress with the Residential Living for Seniors Full Court Press Team.