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80% of Voters Support Minimum Staffing Standards in Nursing Homes

May 10, 2023

According to a recent poll, 80% of U.S. registered voters supported candidates who support requiring minimum staffing standards in nursing homes.  Eighty-nine percent of Democrats and 74% of Republicans said they were more likely to vote for candidates who backed minimum staffing standards. The poll conducted by Fabrizio Ward and Impact Research and released by AARP also found wide support for candidates who back proposals that support family caregivers and help seniors live in their own homes.  Seventy-eight percent of voters are current, past, or future family caregivers, and over 70% of voters across the political spectrum said they would be more likely to support a candidate who backed proposals for family caregivers such as a tax credit or paid family leave.  Eighty-nine percent of Democrats and 72% of Republicans support expanding services to help seniors stay out of the nursing home by living at home

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