Specialized Information for:

Long-Term Care Consumers Family Members Advocates
  • October is
    Residents' Rights Month!

    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. It is a time for celebration and recognition offering an opportunity for every facility to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individual resident.

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

    As a part of our Better Staffing, The Key to Better Care campaign, the Consumer Voice is asking for special donations for our effort to advance the 24 Hour RN Bill.

    Learn More & Support the Bill!
  • The Better Staffing, the Key to Better Care Campaign is Officially Launched! Help to Improve
    Nursing Home Staffing

    Consumer Voice has launched a new campaign to advocate for improved staffing levels in nursing homes, a critical component of quality care.

    Learn More, Join the Campaign & Take Action!
  • Learn About Long-Term
    Care Issues & How to Be an Advocate

    Registration is now OPEN for Consumer Voice’s 38th Annual Conference, which will be held on November 15th through the 18th, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. We hope to see you there! Become a sponsor of the conference and receive benefits!

    Register and Sponsor Here!

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Your Consumer Voice Membership Shows Your Support for Quality Long-Term Care October 07, 2014

Join as a member now and receive a SPECIAL OFFER: Your membership will not expire until December 2015 - That’s 3 months FREE! Join Now!

Take Action
Ask Your Representative to Support 24 HR RN Coverage in Nursing Homes! August 27, 2014

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced a bill - H.R. 5373 - calling for nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty 24 hours a day/7 days a week! Now we need you to ask your U.S. Representative to sponsor the bill by September 8th when Congress returns from recess.

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Tell Congress that Better Staffing is the Key to Better Care! June 24, 2014

We need your help in reaching out to Congress to advocate for adequate staffing to protect the safety and well-being of nursing home residents. Let your legislators know that our country’s most vulnerable citizens deserve no less!

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Progress on the Elder Justice Initiative in the Senate, but your help is still needed! June 11, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education concluded the markup of its Fiscal Year Appropriations bill. This legislation, which puts forth funding amounts for all programs under the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education, included $10 million for the President’s Elder Justice Initiative. However, your help is still needed to urge Congress to fund this important initiative!

Action Update
Consumer Voice, Others Applaud Congress & President for Funding Improvements in Nursing Home Staffing Information October 07, 2014

Late yesterday afternoon, President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 - post acute care reform legislation - which included $11 million to fund the development of a system for collection of nursing home staffing levels through verifiable payroll data.

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Government Goals Do Too Little to End Rampant Misuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes September 22, 2014

The Consumer Voice press release states that the government’s incremental goals to reduce rampant misuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes are doing too little to protect elderly residents.

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Consumer Voice Calls on CMS to Strengthen Nursing Home Enforcement September 16, 2014

Consumer Voice has called upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to enforce the nation’s laws and regulations that require nursing homes to ensure the provision of quality and humane care. In a letter sent to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, Consumer Voice has identified key problems with the enforcement system that negatively impact the health, safety and well-being of residents and put forth specific recommendations to strengthen the current system.

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