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  • Introducing...
    40 Words of Wisdom

    40 Words of Wisdom is a unique keepsake book featuring written entries and artwork created by residents around the nation sharing their words of wisdom, thoughts on care and creativity.

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  • Join us at the
    2016 Annual Conference

    The Consumer Voice’s 40th Annual Conference will be held on November 2nd through 5th, 2016 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

    Hope to see you there!
  • Consumer Voice Gem:
    Policymakers and Staff

    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 gem is policymakers and their staff.

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  • Support the
    Matching Campaign

    Our organization has always drawn strength from our network. Your support allows us to support you. As often occurs in small mission-driven organizations, we face cycles where our need for this support is more immediate. This is one of those times.

    Learn more about our 40th Anniversary and the Matching Campaign

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Ask Congress to Fund Programs that Help Long-Term Care Consumers November 18, 2015

As you may know, Congress is currently working on legislation to continue funding for the federal government through Fiscal Year 2016. Tell your members of Congress to support additional dollars for critical programs benefiting long-term care consumers in this final appropriations 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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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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Consumer Voice & Network Submit Comments on Proposed Changes to the Federal Nursing Home Regulations October 16, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14th, Consumer Voice and members of the Consumer Voice network submitted final comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on proposed changes to the federal nursing home regulations. Click below to learn more & read our final comments.

Action Update
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 Passes in the Senate July 21, 2015

Exciting news! The Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, S. 192 passed out of the U.S. Senate on on July 16th, 2015! Thanks to all of you who contacted your Senators asking them to support the bill - you helped make this success happen! Click above to learn more.

Action Update
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
Consumer Voice and the National Center on Elder Abuse Host Put a STOP to Poor Care Webinar November 20, 2015

This Consumer Voice webinar was held in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA ) on November 19th, 2015 in order to provide a basic framework to help long-term care residents, their family members, and other advocates identify quality care and potential issues. Click below for further information and to view this webinar.

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Consumer Voice and NASOP Send Letter to Congress Requesting Funds to Support LTC Ombudsman Program and Adult Protective Services November 18, 2015

Consumer Voice and the National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP) sent a letter to the Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor/HHS/Education requesting to focus on residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities and those who have been victims of elder abuse, when determining appropriate funding levels for the remainder of fiscal year 2016.

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Consumer Voice Submits Comments on Proposed Adult Protective Services Guidelines November 13, 2015

Consumer Voice has submitted comments on proposed voluntary Adult Protective Services (APS) guidelines developed by the Administration for Community Living.

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