Efforts to Maintain Bed Hold

posted Jun 15, 2011, 4:50 AM by Frank Baskin   [ updated Jul 21, 2011, 1:13 PM ]
Many provided testimony(on June 10) to support and to maintain the bed hold for nursing home residents. This MassHealth program allows a nursing home resident ...FOR MORE CLICK TITLE...who goes to a hospital or who leaves for a family event to return to the same bed in the same nursing home as this is now their new home. Residents frequently become disoriented and are at risk of further deterioration if they return to an unfamiliar envIronment. The Mass Senate and House did not fund it and MassHealth reported its intention to end this program. Efforts are now being coordinated by CORE(Coalition of Organizations to Reform Elder Care) and with MANR(Mass Association for Nursing Home Reform), NASW(Mass Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers), the nursing home industry, and others to bring back the bed hold.