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  • Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes
    What You Need to Know

    Sexual abuse is a form of elder abuse that frequently goes underreported, under-investigated, and unnoticed. For information on sexual abuse in long-term care facilities, visit our issue page.

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  • Be Prepared:
    Emergency Preparedness Resources

    All long-term care facilities should have a comprehensive emergency plan in place just like a family should, so that people can be protected and supported in times of crisis.

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  • Materials Available from
    2018 Annual Conference

    Materials from sessions and plenaries at the 2018 Consumer Voice Annual Conference are now available.

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  • Revised
    Nursing Facility Regulations

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

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Consumer Voice Executive Director, Lori Smetanka, has a conversation with AGING MATTERS Radio January 16, 2019

Consumer Voice Executive Director, Lori Smetanka, has a conversation with AGING MATTERS host, Cheryl Beversdorf, on how to help individuals receive the care and services of their choice and attain a high quality of life.

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Call for Session Proposals for the 2019 Conference January 03, 2019

Submit a proposal for a concurrent session at the 2019 Consumer Voice Annual Conference.

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Consumer Voice Meets with Office of Management and Budget Regarding the Proposed Nursing Home Rules December 18, 2018

Last week, Consumer Voice, along with representatives from 11 other groups, met with the Office of Management and Budget regarding the proposed nursing home rules to be issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Money Follows the Person Bill Passes House; Urge Your Senator to Vote YES December 18, 2018

The House passed the IMPROVE Act (H.R. 7217) that includes two important provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services. Contact your Senator and urge them to vote YES on the bill

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REMINDER AND REVISED COMMENTS: Oppose the Rollback of Emergency Preparedness Rules: Submit Comments to CMS by November 19! November 07, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has already submitted comments to oppose the rollback of the emergency preparedness rules. For those who haven’t, there’s still time!

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Oppose the Rollback of Emergency Preparedness Rules: Submit Comments to CMS by November 19! October 19, 2018

The emergency preparedeness requirements are targets of CMS’ recent proposed rollbacks.  Tell CMS that emergency preparedness regulations are critical for protecting residents of nursing homes!

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Consumer Voice Submits Comments Opposing Rule that Would Allow Teenagers to Operate Patient Lifts December 17, 2018

Consumer Voice submitted comments to the Department of Labor opposing the proposed rule that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to operate power patient lifts in health care settings, including long-term care settings.

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Consumer Voice Submits Comments Opposing Public Charge Rule December 10, 2018

Consumer Voice submitted comments to the Department of Homeland Security expressing strong opposition to the changes regarding “public charge.”

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Oppose the Rollback of Emergency Preparedness Rules: Sign on to Consumer Voice's NEW Letter and/or Submit Comments to CMS November 14, 2018

Now it’s easier than ever to say “NO” to CMS’s proposal to weaken nursing home emergency preparedness regulations – just sign on to Consumer Voice’s comment letter.

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