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  • Tips for Residents and Families Advocating for Rights
    and Better Care in Nursing Homes

    Too often residents' rights are being violated and residents' needs are not being met. Learn how to advocate for yourself or your family member.

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

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Consumer Voice Sends Letter Opposing Bills that Would Weaken Nurse Aide Training Requirements in Nursing Homes May 16, 2024

Consumer Voice sent a letter to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Health Subcommittee voicing opposition to the Building America’s Health Care Workforce Act (H.R. 468) and the Ensuring Seniors’ Access to Quality Care Act (H.R. 3227).

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Summary of Final Rule on Minimum Staffing May 15, 2024

Read Consumer Voice’s summary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ long-awaited final rule implementing a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes.

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A Week of Supporting Resident Advocacy May 13, 2024

This week Consumer Voice is celebrating long-term care resident advocacy.  Bringing the voice of residents and family members to the policy and advocacy tables is powerful!

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Urge your Members of Congress to Oppose H.R. 468 and H.R. 3227 May 22, 2024

Contact your members of Congress to urge them to oppose bills that would significantly weaken training requirements for nurse aides in nursing homes.

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Tell Your Members of Congress to Oppose H.R. 7513 March 04, 2024

In the coming days, the House of Representatives will be considering H.R. 7513, a bill that would prohibit federal regulators from ever creating rules about safe staffing in nursing homes. Send a letter to your member of Congress telling them to oppose this bill.

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Comment on the Proposed Minimum Staffing Standard in Nursing Homes September 27, 2023

Use our step-by-step instructions to submit simple comments on CMS’s proposed minimum staffing rule in nursing homes.

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Tell Your Member of Congress to Hold Nursing Homes Accountable July 12, 2022

Have you taken all three of our recent actions? 1) Schedule a Visit; 2) Send a Message; 3) Make a Phone Call

Action Update

A provision to require at least one registered nurse 24 hours a day has been added to the four critical provisions included in the most recent version of the Build Back Better Act.  Contact your members of Congress to ensure all provisions will be included.

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Your Advocacy Is Working! However, Nursing Home Residents Still Need Your Help October 29, 2021

Congress has heard your voice! Important nursing home provisions were included in the most recent version of the Build Back Better Act.  However, the inclusion of the provisions in the final bill is not ensured.

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