The 2020 U.S. presidential election is fast approaching, but many long-term care residents, cut off from the outside world, may not get a vote. Professor Nina Kohn joins the show to discuss voting barriers in long-term care settings and explain why it’s imperative that residents’ voting rights are protected in this election. Kohn — a David M. Levy Professor of Law at Syracuse University and Solomon Center Distinguished Elder Law Scholar at Yale University — also offers a few tips for families, ombudsmen, and advocates to help residents vote.
Interview recorded August 27, 2020.
Note: LTCCC is hosting a webinar on residents’ voting rights on September 15th at 1pm Eastern. Register here: https://nursinghome411.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AhObIpgDQkKLYqTwsZjShg.
Background reading and references:
Host: Eric Goldwein
Music: Liturgy of the Street by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com
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