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Long-Term Care Consumers Family Members Advocates
  • Join us for the
    2016 Webinar Series

    Consumer Voice is hosting an exciting three-part webinar series featuring expert speakers, and important skills, strategies, & advocacy tips on issues facing long-term care consumers!

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  • Prevent and Protect
    Residents from Financial Exploitation

    Connecticut State Ombudsman Nancy Shaffer testified at a Senate hearing on financial exploitation. Many older adults and individuals with disabilities can be targets for financial exploitation, a growing form of abuse.

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  • Introducing the
    Resident's Voice Challenge!

    In celebration of 2016 Residents' Rights Month, residents and consumers are invited to participate in the annual Resident's Voice Challenge. Tell us why you should be "Resident President" and participate in our other activities.

    Learn More & Take Part in the Resident's Voice Challenge
  • Registration Now Open
    2016 Consumer Voice 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.

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Participate in the 2016 Consumer Voice Webinar Series! July 11, 2016

Join us for a series of three webinars on a wide range of long-term care issues featuring expert speakers.

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Prevent and Protect Residents from Financial Exploitation June 29, 2016

Resources on prevention, detection and reporting financial exploitation in nursing homes and assisted living.

News Article
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2016

WEADD is an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life.  Check out the new elder abuse issue page for further resources.

News Article
Tell Your Congressperson to Save State Health Insurance Assistance Programs June 21, 2016

Take action to ensure older people and people with disabilities get support navigating their Medicare benefits.

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Help Reauthorize the Older Americans Act: Ask Your U.S. Representative to Vote Yes March 21, 2016

UPDATE: The Older Americans Act has passed in the House!
The bill will reauthorize the Older Americans Act. Authorization expired on 2011 and reauthorization is long overdue.

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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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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.

Action Update
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.

Action Update