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  • Consumer Voice to Offer FREE
    Advocacy Skills Training Webinars

    As part of our Consumers for Quality Care, No Matter Where initiative, Consumer Voice will be conducting four FREE advocacy skills training webinars throughout the year.

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  • Join Consumer Voice to Make Our
    Long-Term Care Advocacy Strong

    Now is a great time to join Consumer Voice. By becoming a member, you support Consumer Voice and the movement advocating for the rights and well-being of everyone who now or in the future depends upon long-term care.

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  • Put a Registered Nurse in Every Nursing Home – Around the Clock! Help Advance the
    24 Hour RN Bill!

    Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has re-introduced legislation in the new Congress - H.R. 952, the Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act - calling for nursing homes to have a registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week! Ask your U.S. Representative to sponsor the bill.

    Learn More & Support the Bill!
  • Reauthorization of
    Older Americans Act

    On January 28, 2015, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, S. 192, passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee by a unanimous vote. S. 192 now must be considered by the full Senate before it can progress further.

    Find Out More & Urge Your Senators to Support the Bill

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Support Round-the-Clock RN Coverage in Nursing Homes February 19, 2015

Great news! Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has re-introduced legislation - H.R. 952, the Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act - calling for nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week! Now we need your help in moving the bill forward by asking your U.S. Representative to co-sponsor the bill.

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Tell Congress to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act! February 01, 2015

Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act - S. 192 - has already been introduced in the new 114th Congress and has passed unanimously out of committee.  We now need everyone’s help in asking their Senators to co-sponsor S. 192 and vote in support of the bill when it is brought to the Senate floor!

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Help Fight Efforts to Restrict Long-Term Care Consumers’ Access to the Civil Justice System January 12, 2015

Legislative efforts are under way at the state level to restrict long-term care consumers’ access to the civil justice system. Click above to learn more and how you can help advocate against such efforts.

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Legislation to Require Round-the-Clock Registered Nurse Coverage in Nursing Homes Reintroduced in Congress February 19, 2015

Consumer Voice is pleased to share that Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) has reintroduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to require round-the-clock registered nurse (RN) coverage in nursing homes. H.R. 952, the Put a Registered Nurse in the Nursing Home Act, was reintroduced by Congresswoman Schakowsky in the 114th Congress last Thursday, February 12th, and we need your help again in advocating for its passage! Click above to learn more.

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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 Passes Out of Committee January 29, 2015

Success! The Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, S. 192 passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on January 28, 2015 by a unanimous vote! Thanks to all of you who contacted your Senator on the HELP Committee- you helped make this success happen! Click above to learn more and see how you can help it be brought to the full Senate floor for vote.

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Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Older Americans Act Introduced in the U.S. Senate January 26, 2015

Great news! Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act has already been introduced in the new 114th Congress. S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, was introduced by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Patty Murray (D-WA), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This bill would update and strengthen the current Older Americans Act (OAA) law and includes provisions that would aid long-term care consumers. We need your help in moving it forward!

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Resources and Recording Now Available from First National Advocacy Webinar February 23, 2015

Resources are now available from the February 12th webinar - Strategizing and Crafting an Effective Advocacy Message - the first in a series of four free national advocacy webinars to be hosted by the Consumer Voice.

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Federal Government Announces Changes to Nursing Home Rating System February 20, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made changes to its Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Rating System, which is the system the public relies upon when determining nursing home care for themselves or their loved ones. These revisions became active on February 20th, 2015. Click below to learn more and read Consumer Voice’s press release on this matter.

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White House Conference on Aging to Hold Regional Forums February 11, 2015

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) is launching a series of regional forums to engage with older Americans, their families, caregivers, leaders in the aging field, and others on the key issues affecting older Americans. To learn more, click below.

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