We learned critical information during this process about several ways the current state of laws and regulation regarding independent living facilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States fails to protect a vulnerable part of our population – our elders. Through our actions, we can work together to affect change to prevent what happened to our mother from happening to someone else’s loved one.
Contact your Representatives
Robert Bell and Creigh Deeds have now proposed House Joint Resolution No. 118 for the 2018 General Assembly, which requests a study by the Department of Social Services "regarding potential regulations and oversight may help to ensure that residents of such independent living communities are adequately protected" in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Please reach out to your Representatives to voice your support for this resolution - you can find info to contact your Representatives using the Who's My Legislator tool. Our work to increase independent living regulation in the Commonwealth of Virginia is only stronger with your help!
Share a Story
Whether it be your own story or Diane's, talking about these stories and increasing awareness of this issue is an important step towards protecting our elders and preventing similar incidents from occurring.