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  • Join us in Baltimore in October! Call for Session Proposals
    at the 2023 Conference

    We are looking for proposals for sessions that create an engaging, informative conference agenda.

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  • Consumer Voice Reports Reveal How
    Inadequate Staffing Affects Residents

    Chronic understaffing has been a serious problem in nursing homes for decades and has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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 Loneliness and Social Isolation in Long-Term Care May 23, 2023

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Susan Wehry, a nationally recognized keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on depression, dementia, and healthy aging, about the impacts of severe isolation and extreme loneliness many residents have experienced, not just during the pandemic, but before and after.

News Article
Senate Special Committee on Aging Report: Nursing Home Survey Agencies are Severely Understaffed May 18, 2023

The report details a nationwide staffing crisis at state survey agencies that is directly impacting the health and well-being of nursing home residents.

News Article
80% of Voters Support Minimum Staffing Standards in Nursing Homes May 10, 2023

According to a recent poll, 80% of U.S. registered voters supported candidates who support requiring minimum staffing standards in nursing homes.

News Article
Tell Congress to Support Standards for Nursing Home Staffing and Transparency April 06, 2023

Urge your Members of Congress to support proposals that would require staffing standards in nursing homes and increase transparency and accountability for owners and use of public money.

Take Action
Urge Your Members of Congress to Include Provisions that Support and Protect Nursing Home Residents in End of Year Appropriations Bill December 06, 2022

Nursing home residents need your help! Contact your members of Congress today and tell them to stand with nursing home residents and include nursing home provisions in an end of year appropriations bill.

Take Action
Use Our Advocacy Toolkit to Set Up a Visit to Urge Your Member of Congress to Support Policies that Hold Nursing Homes Accountable June 21, 2022

Nursing homes have been telling Members of Congress why they can’t provide quality care and hire staff.  Your Members need to hear from YOU to say “Yes, they can” and to support policies that will hold the nursing homes accountable.

Take Action
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.

Action Update
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.

Action Update
Consumer Voice has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Susie Singer Carter to help produce this important documentary.
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