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An update on the state of nursing home care

MaryDel Wypych on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on June 24, 2022
Megan Mack
MaryDel Wypych on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on June 24, 2022

New York State has passed new laws addressing the health, safety, and care of nursing home residents. The legislation comes after the state was investigated for covering up deaths in nursing homes early in the pandemic.

This hour, we talk about the current state of nursing home care, and what the new laws will change about that care when implemented. Our guests:

  • Alan Pfeffer, retired attorney working on issues related to nursing home visitation
  • Dennis Short, 1199 SEIU senior policy analyst
  • MaryDel Wypych, chair of the Elder Justice Committee of Metro Justice

*Note: The second half of this hour was preempted by NPR coverage of remarks from President Biden regarding the SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision.

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.