TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) and Sandra Bolden Cunningham (D-Hudson) that would establish assisted living facility and comprehensive personal care home resident rights has been approved by the full Senate.
“More seniors today are living in settings other than nursing homes and it is important that we ensure they are given complete protection and rights under the law,” said Codey. “Far too many of these individuals become victims because they do not know their rights, or none have been established for them. This legislation will change that and afford them the protection they deserve.”
“Statistics show that millions of Americans over age 65 have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection. That is simply unacceptable. It is time that all of our seniors are treated with the respect and protection under the law that they deserve,” said Cunningham.