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  • October is
    Residents' Rights Month

    The 2021 Residents’ Rights Month theme is "Reclaiming My Rights, My Home, My Life." Find resources, activity ideas, and more to highlight residents' rights during October.

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  • Registration is Open
    for the 2021 Annual Conference

    Join us virtually November 3-5, 2021!

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  • COVID-19 in
    Long-Term Care Facilities

    Find the latest information about visitation, 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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New Podcast Episode on Residents' Rights October 19, 2021

In this episode of the Pursuing Quality Long-Term Care podcast, we are sharing with you a discussion that was held on Facebook Live around residents’ rights in nursing homes.

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Consumer Voice Executive Director Writes Article on Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes October 19, 2021

Consumer Voice Executive Director Lori Smetanka wrote an article for American Society on Aging’s Generations publication highlighting the spike in misuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes.

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New Issue of the Resident Advocate Newsletter October 18, 2021

The October 2021 issue of the Resident Advocate Newsletter is now available.

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Tell Congress to Support Nursing Home and Elder Justice Act Provisions in Budget and Reconciliation Package September 09, 2021

Reach out to your Representatives to tell them to support nursing home provisions and Elder Justice Act provisions in the current budget and reconciliation package.

Take Action
Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) August 04, 2021

The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) is bipartisan legislation that gives residents of nursing homes the right to access essential caregivers during any public health emergency. This Act is critical to resident well-being.

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Reunite Nursing Home Residents with Their Loved Ones Now! - Sign the Petition February 15, 2021

On March 13, 2021, it will be one year since state and federal officials banned visits in nursing homes. Sign the petition to reunite residents with their familes.

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Thank You for Tweeting! February 12, 2021

Thank you to all those who participated in the Twitter Storm to ask CMS and Congress to #OpenNursingHomeDoors. Be sure you’ve signed the petition.

Action Update
Update on Immunity September 15, 2020

It is now unclear whether Congress will pass any COVID-19 relief legislation, including any provisions related to immunity for nursing homes from liability for COVID-related care.

Action Update
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Passes House March 12, 2020

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

Action Update
Consumer Voice is following several pieces of legislation that affect long-term care consumers.
Learn about legislative initiatives.