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Long-Term Care Consumers Family Members Advocates
  • Registration Open!
    2015 Annual Conference

    The Consumer Voice Annual Conference is back in Washington, DC for 2015, with the theme, 40 Years of Making Quality Care Matter, and we can't wait to see you there!

    Click here for more info and to register
  • Ensure Another 40 Years of Making
    Quality Care Matter

    2015 marks our 40th anniversary and we invite you to join us in celebrating “40 years of making quality care matter!” We invite you to contribute to our special campaign to ensure that all persons who will be dependent on long-term care services have a voice speaking up for their needs and their rights.

    Learn more about our 40th Anniversary and the Campaign
  • Consumer Voice Gem:
    Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

    In honor of the 40-year ruby anniversary, we will highlight Consumer Voice’s Gems which include key leaders, organizations, and special moments that have made a significant impact on our organization’s development, mission, and advocacy. This month's gems are long-term care ombudsmen.

    Join in the Celebration & Learn About Consumer Voice Gems
  • Accepting entries for the Resident's Voice Challenge! Residents' Rights
    Month 2015

    Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event designated by the Consumer Voice and is celebrated in October to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities. For this year's Resident's Voice Challenge, tell us what CARE Matters means to you!

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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.

Action Update
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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Consumer Voice Responds to WHCOA Brief on Long-Term Services and Supports June 15, 2015

Consumer Voice has submitted a response to several discussion questions posed by the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) in their policy brief on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS).  Consumer Voice responded by making five recommendations to complement the WHCOA’s brief on the topic.

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Consumer Voice Executive Director Speaks at White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship June 09, 2015

Last week, CDC helped organize the first White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship which included representatives from both human health and animal health sectors.  At a session on long-term care, Consumer Voice executive director Richard Gelula provided a brief presentation.

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Call for Session Proposals for Consumer Voice Annual Conference May 26, 2015

We invite you to submit a proposal for a concurrent session at the 2015 Consumer Voice Annual Conference. All proposals must be received by June 26, 2015 to be considered.

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