MFJ Report: Nursing Home Residents Are Often Illegally Confined

A report released today by Mobilization for Justice details how nursing homes’ restrictive day pass policies violate residents’ rights to community integration. It describes the barriers nursing home residents face when they attempt to leave the home to visit family or friends, go to religious services, shop, or simply sit outside in the fresh air. The report, Imprisoned in Their Homes, recommends that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) follow successful policies used in other states to protect the independence of nursing home residents and promote community inclusion. Read more here.