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Long-Term Care Consumers Family Members Advocates
  • Materials Now Available
    from 2015 Annual Conference

    Materials from the 2015 Consumer Voice Annual Conference are now available - including presentations from conference sessions and plenaries.

    Access Materials Here
  • Consumer Voice Gem:
    All Advocates in Our Network

    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. For our final gem, we extend our thanks to all advocates in our network, past and present.

    Join in the Celebration & Learn About Consumer Voice Gems
  • 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!
  • 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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Tell Congress to Restore Long-Term Care Consumers' Rights! January 11, 2016

Consumer Voice has launched petition asking the U.S. Congress to pass the Arbitration Fairness Act (H.R. 2087; S. 1133), legislation that would ban the use of pre-dispute, forced arbitration agreements in consumer contracts. These are agreements that residents or their loved ones must sign when entering into a nursing home or assisted living facility. We need your help! Please to sign on to this petition to urge your members of Congress to end this unfair practice and restore the rights of consumers once and for all.

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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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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!

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Additional Federal Funding Secured for Certain Aging Programs in 2016 December 22, 2015

On December 18th, 2015, the U.S. Congress approved the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, legislation that will continue the funding of federal programs through Fiscal Year 2016. This bill, which has since been signed into law, will increase funding for elder justice programs as well as Alzheimer’s research in the coming year. Click below to learn more.

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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.

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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.

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Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Findings from the First Prevalence Study February 03, 2016

This webinar, hosted by Consumer Voice in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), discusses resident-to-resident mistreatment and how to prevent and respond to these incidents.

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Consumer Voice Provides Comments to CMS on Revised Requirements for Discharge Planning January 06, 2016

On January 14th, Consumer Voice provided comments on a proposed rule to revise the federal requirements for discharge planning. This proposed rule was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and concerns discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals and home health agencies. Click below to learn more and read our comments.

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2015 White House Conference on Aging Publishes Report January 04, 2016

A final report on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) -  summarizing the July conference and the events leading up to it - is now accessible online.

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