1980 General Resolution

WHEREAS, Congressional and other investigations have established that the welfare of thousands of nursing home residents throughout the country is in jeopardy because of low wage scales, dangerous buildings, inhumane care and isolation of the elderly; and

WHEREAS, this situation can be adequately addressed only by deep and widespread community involvement under strong leadership; and

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Association is in an ideal position to provide such leadership through the Committee on Aging;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1980 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urge the Association to act to bring about true nursing home reform by:

  1. Becoming an institutional member of the National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform;
  2. Publicizing the vital necessity for nursing home reform;
  3. Supplying societies with information and assistance in their community;
  4. Supporting adequate federal subsidy of alternative at-home service;
  5. Supporting greater consumer representation in all levels of regulation of nursing homes;
  6. Supporting adequate state and federal subsidies for quality nursing home care.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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