In addition to supporting organizations actively seeking to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, The James M. Dixon Foundation strives to provide support for those living with Alzheimer's disease through programs that intend to assist in helping them to live their best lives. We also seek to support care providers through training, direct and encouraging correspondence, and a variety of physical and virtual resources.
Although in January 2018, Congress requested a study of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to determine if oversight is required, and the results and answer was a resounding "yes," no action has been taken as of this writing. Language in the Bill that Dr. Lori has presented to two Congressmen, mimic the Language in the study presented to Congress in 2018. We will continue to pursue making sure that this Bill is reviewed and presented, until there is a response, and the Bill is brought to the floor of Congress.
Citizens of the United States need to understand that many residents of Assisted Living Facilities are nutritionally underfed, not given proper medical care, in a timely manner, incidents not documented or reported, often hospitalized for dehydration, and unfortunately and documented killed. However, since there is not federal oversight, although trillions of dollars are spent on Medicaid and Medicare for ALFs, states are left to set there all rules and regulations, which are few, lacking, and uncaring.
Please check back for a petition for Congress to provide oversight of Assisted Living Facilities. The Bill is currently named: The James M. Dixon Assisted Living Services Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare Act of 2019. Thank you in advance for your support of this Bill.
The Bill was reviewed by the Alzheimer's Association and determined that it is a viable piece of legislation and we should continue to push for consideration. Currently, it is in Congressman Sanford Bishop's office. We are very hopeful that movement on the Bill will take place during the 2021 legislative session. We are in the process of completing a letter writing campaign to several congressional leaders.
The James M. Dixon Assisted Living Services Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare Act of 2019
There are many organizations whose primary goal is to provide awareness of the debilitating and deadly disease of Alzheimer's, and provide resources, assistance, as well as other activities. They have definitions of Alzheimer's disease, symptoms, and a wealth of other information. We provide information from these organizations and other resources on this website, where the organizations are cited. Please note that medical and other specific resource information documented on this website will be cited from it's official source. More information, about a specific topic or answers to questions, may be obtained from that cite. We do not recommend using this cite as your sole source for information, nor does this cite make specific recommendations, a diagnosis, or a plan of action. We encourage continued involvement with all medical and other support personnel.
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