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  • Both Pluses & Minuses for Nursing Facility Residents CMS Releases Revised
    Nursing Facility Regulations

    Learn about the revised nursing facility regulations and the positives and negatives for long-term care consumers.

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  • Introducing...
    Policy Break

    Policy Break will update you on the latest policy developments in long-term care. So, take a break from what you're doing and read our very first Policy Break on protecting resident privacy and preventing mental abuse!

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  • Nursing Home Closure
    Report Released

    A new report from Consumer Voice examines reasons why nursing home residents may suffer harm when their nursing home closes and identifies ways to reduce or eliminate such harm.

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Family Caregivers Speak at Senate Forum January 19, 2017

Family caregivers testified at a Senate Forum on Health Care, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Part II of Summary of Key Changes Now Available December 22, 2016

This summary presents an overview of key changes in the revised federal nursing home regulations for the sections on Resident Assessment (§483.20) – Training Requirements (§483.95).  It is designed to highlight what is different between the prior rule and the final rule and includes only those parts of the rule that went into effect in Phase 1 on November 28, 2016.

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New Fact Sheet on Importance of Revised Nursing Home Regulations for Nursing Home Residents December 20, 2016

Consumer Voice and Justice in Aging have released a new fact sheet entitled “Why the Recently-Revised Nursing Home Regulations are Vital for Nursing Home Residents.”

News Article
Tell Congress Not to Repeal the Affordable Care Act! December 20, 2016

Congressional Leaders have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This could harm nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers. Tell your Senators and Representative NO!

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Urge Congress to Continue the Money Follows the Person Program August 22, 2016

Help people living in nursing facilities and other institutional settings move back into the community!

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Tell CMS to Ban Pre-Dispute Arbitration in the Final Nursing Home Regulations July 28, 2016

Tell CMS to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements once and for all!

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Thank You to Those Who Signed Our Letter to CMS on Arbitration August 05, 2016

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who signed onto our letter to CMS calling for the agency to ban pre-dispute arbitration clauses in nursing home agreements once and for all.

Action Update
U.S. Senate Approves Older Americans Act Reauthorization April 08, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act!  House-amended S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, will now be sent to President Obama to sign.

Action Update
Older Americans Act Passes in the House March 22, 2016

The House passed the Older Americans Act! The Reauthorization bill will help older adults age with independence and dignity in their homes and communities, and protect elders in long-term care facilities and other settings.

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