The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the states, and all other regulators should vigorously enforce all regulations in long-term services and supports (LTSS) facilities and
Congress should allocate sufficient funds to support and maintain a robust public health infrastructure and population health.
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health cri
Health care providers and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.
Federal and state licensing standards should require that nursing facilities and assisted living/residential care settings have well-developed, feasible, and practiced emer
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their