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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!
  • Support Funding for
    Elder Justice!

    Elder abuse is rising, while federal funding for the Elder Justice Act has remained the same – nothing. The President’s FY 2015 budget request included $25 Million for an Elder Justice Initiative to begin funding of some of the act's provisions, but Congress has yet to make significant progress on FY 2015 appropriations.

    Get the Latest Developments!

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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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Let Your Legislators Know You Support Elder Justice Funding! May 02, 2014

Elder abuse is rising, while federal funding for the Elder Justice Act has remained the same – nothing. However, progress may finally be underway. The President has done his part and included important elder justice funding in his budget. Now it’s up to Congress! Tell your legislators to support the Administration’s request today.

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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 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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Support the Consumer Voice while you shop on Amazon! August 27, 2014

Shop on Amazon Smile and the Consumer Voice receives a portion of the purchase price as a donation.

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Six Months on the Job at Consumer Voice August 20, 2014

Consumer Voice Executive Director Richard Gelula marked his nearly six months at Consumer Voice by writing a blog highlighting a number of observations he has about our organization, our efforts to achieve quality long-term care and the the broad efforts of our field to achieve it.

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