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  • Information for Advocates COVID-19 in
    Long-Term Care Facilities

    Find the latest policy announcements, resources, tools, and tips for advocates, families and residents of long-term care facilities.

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  • A Consumer Education Campaign Avoiding Drugs as
    Chemical Restraints

    While medicine is important for healthcare, in some cases it can cause more harm than good.

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  • Resources Available on
    Involuntary Transfer and Discharge

    The threat of transfer or discharge from a nursing home can be both frightening and stressful for residents and their families. Check out these helpful resources and learn about your rights.

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  • Nursing Facility
    Regulations

    Get the latest resources and information about the nursing facility regulations.

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CMS Information Related to COVID-19 Released June 1, 2020 June 04, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued three documents pertaining to COVID activities: CMS Memo to State Survey Agency Directors, QSO-20-31-All; CMS Letter to Governors; and Nursing Home COVID-19 Data.

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Racial Inequities in Nursing Home Care June 04, 2020

Consumer Voice is committed to using our voice to break down all forms of oppression, including inequities in healthcare, and continuing our work of fighting for quality of life and care for long-term care consumers nationwide.

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CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Data June 03, 2020

CMS released Nursing Home COVID-19 Data, a chart that provides facility-reported information for each State under CMS’s new reporting requirements, along with a memo addressing several issues and a letter to Governors related to COVID-19.

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Residents Matter: More is Needed to Protect Residents and Staff from COVID-19 April 17, 2020

Tell the White House, Congress, State Legislators, Governors, and CMS that the 2.4 million people in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should not be forgotten.

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Advocate for Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act February 25, 2020

Urge your Senator to pass HR 4334 to reauthorize the Older Americans Act.

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National Call-In Day for Money Follows the Person December 13, 2019

Join our National Call-In Day on December 16 and urge your Members of Congress to permanently reauthorize MFP.

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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Passes House March 12, 2020

HR 4334 passed the House and will now go to the President to sign.

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Money Follows the Person Funding Update January 07, 2020

Congress has approved another short-term reauthorization of the Money Follows the Person program as a part of the minibus spending bill.

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Department of Labor Abandons Rule Allowing Teenagers to Operate Patient Lifts November 26, 2019

The Department of Labor abandoned a proposed rule that would have allowed 16- and 17-year olds to operate power patient lifts without direct supervision in health care settings, including long-term care settings.

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Residents and Families:
Find resources about COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.