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Policy Issues

  • Preserving Access to Civil
    Justice for Long-Term Care

    Long-term care consumers must maintain their right to legal justice in the event they face abuse or neglect.

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  • Protecting Medicaid:
    Americans' Long-Term Care Safety Net

    The Medicaid program plays a critical role in providing long-term services and supports in our nation.

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  • Revised Federal
    Nursing Home Regulations

    CMS has published its revised regulations for nursing homes participating in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs.

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  • The Misuse of Antipsychotics
    Among Nursing Home Residents

    The Consumer Voice is actively fighting to end the misuse of antipsychotic drugs as chemical restraints among residents with dementia.

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The Consumer Voice envisions a world in which all consumers of long-term care, services and supports are treated with respect and dignity and have a wide range of affordable, quality options across all settings. These options will make it possible for individuals to receive care and services in the location and manner of their choice and to attain a high quality of life.

Consumer Voice's public policy priorities stem directly from our mission. We take action on these issues through our advocacy activities, which include educating and influencing policy makers, educating and empowering consumers and their families to advocate for themselves, and supporting the work of long-term care ombudsmen, citizen advocacy groups and independent advocates. 

Click the links below for information on some of our current policy priorities. For information on additional policy topics please visit: Other Long-Term Care Issues and Resources.

Policy Issues

Protecting Medicaid, Americans' Only Long-Term Care Safety Net
Preserving Access to Civil Justice for Long-Term Care
Nursing Home Closures
Round-the-Clock RN Coverage: A Step towards Better Nursing Home Care
Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations
HCBS Settings Final Rule
Strengthening the Older Americans Act's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Provisions
Forced Arbitration Agreements in Long-Term Care Facility Admission Contracts
The Misuse of Antipsychotics Among Nursing Home Residents

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Our organization also participates in several coalitions dedicated to advancing long-term care and aging policy at the national level, which include:

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