CARIE and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia have been advocating for critical COVID-19 related policy change in Pennsylvania’s Long Term Care (LTC) facilities and have organized “PA Advocates for Improved COVID-19 Response in LTC Facilities” to coordinate advocacy efforts among leading advocacy groups in Pennsylvania in response to the crisis. Please read our call to action, Immediate Actions Pennsylvania Must Take to Address the COVID-19 Crisis in Long-Term Care Facilities, that includes over three dozen recommendations. An Executive Summary, Recommendations Chart and a Combined Position Paper are also available for review.
Some previous advocacy includes:
- Issue brief – Urgent Call to Action – Recommendations to Mitigate Crisis of Prolonged Isolation in LTC Facilities
- Letter sent to Governor Wolf and others requesting a rapid Targeted Response to COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facilities
- Letter requesting a Moratorium on Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges sent to officials at the Department of Health and others