- Pat McGinnis, executive director of CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform)
- Jodi Reid, executive director of CARA (California Alliance for Retired Americans); and
- Marilyn Albert, a retired registered nurse, and former health care union staff member who works with HCN (Healthy California Now);
all of whom will talk about the struggle for aging in place with dignity and good care for elders and the disabled.
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- SF Gray Panthers
- Tues September 22 Monthly Meeting
- 4 to 6 pm
The struggle for aging in place with dignity and good care for elders and the disabled: The current model of nursing homes is deadly mess that is failing workers, residents and our society, so: What do we want for those being cared for and for the care givers? And how will we get there?
Three great and knowledgeable speakers, Pat McGinnis, Jodi Reid and Marilyn Albert will be with us at the September 22 SF Gray Panther monthly meeting on the nursing home crisis, the fight for universal long term care; and the vision we have for the future of the care (that is now commonly done by nursing homes) that we hope will take the place of nursing homes to enable aging in place with health and dignity for those being cared for, the care-givers and the rest of us:
1) Pat McGinnis, executive director of CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform) which advocates for residents and their families, will speak about the problems with nursing homes and the long term care “system”, CANHR’s vision of how long term care should be provided; her perspective on aging in place; and what CNHR thinks needs to be done.
2) Jodi Reid, executive director of CARA (California Alliance for Retired Americans) will be speaking about CARA’s stand on the nursing home crisis; what she’s learned that she can share with the Gray Panthers in her fight for: a) a California budget that values the elderly and disabled; b) and universal long term care based on her participation in shaping the Master Plan for Aging. Finally Jodi will be talking about what “aging in place” really means; and what it may look like in the future, if we fight for her vision of what it should be What should we be doing now; and what should we reach for to make that vision real in the future? (And she could speak a little about Prop 15, the Schools and Communities first ballot measure).
3) Marilyn Albert, a retired registered nurse, and former health care union staff member who works with HCN (Healthy California Now), will touch on the poor and deadly job being done now by nursing homes for residents and workers and about her vision for the future of that care (and the workers who do it); and how we might make that care better for all concerned via single payer healthcare and union organizing. She will lay out her vision of a better future for all (for those who give and get care; and for all the rest of us because we will all eventually need it ourselves!). What does “aging in place” look like now; what might it look like in the future, and how should we fight for that vision?