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  • Registration Now Open
    2018 Annual Conference

    Preliminary agenda, session topics, registration and more information is now available!

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  • Join the Resident's
    Voice Challenge

    Long-term care consumers are invited to share their thoughts on this year's Residents' Rights Month theme.

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  • Revised
    Nursing Facility Regulations

    Get the latest resources and information about the revised nursing facility regulations.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th June 14, 2018

The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

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Fighting the Rollback of Nursing Home Protections June 14, 2018

Consumer Voice, with some of our close partners, created a tracker of industry lobbying and resulting administrative actions, as well as a series of policy alerts providing more detail about the specific protections weakened by industry lobbying.

News Article
Consumer Voice's Lori Smetanka Interviewed on Benefits of Caregiving June 13, 2018

Consumer Voice’s Executive Director Lori Smetanka was interviewed in a recent article on caring.com on the benefits of being a caregiver.

News Article
Tell Congress to Increase Funding for the Ombudsman Program March 20, 2018

Urge your member of Congress to request increased funding for the long-term care ombudsman program.

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ACT NOW: Contact Congress Again to Fund MFP! March 06, 2018

Your actions in early February to ask the Senate to fund the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program (#FundMFP) made a big impact.  Now it is time to go all out and make a big push to pass the EMPOWER Care Act!

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Urge Congress to continue the Money Follows the Person Program! January 30, 2018

The future of the Money Follows the Person program is at risk. Urge your Senators to co-sponsor the bill to improve and extend the program for five years.

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Consumer Voice Opposes Florida’s Medicaid Wavier Amendment to Eliminate Retroactive Coverage June 04, 2018

Consumer Voice has sent a letter to CMS opposing Florida’s proposal to waive retroactive Medicaid coverage.

Action Update
Consumer Voice Opposes Arizona’s Medicaid Prior Quarter Coverage Waiver Amendment May 22, 2018

Consumer Voice has sent a letter to CMS opposing Arizona’s proposal to waive retroactive Medicaid coverage.

Action Update
Consumer Voice Recommends Increased Funding for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program May 15, 2018

Consumer Voice sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations recommending an increase of $24.98 million in funding for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

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