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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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  • Consumer Voice Comments on the
    Proposed Staffing Standard in Nursing Homes

    Consumer Voice submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)‘s proposed nursing home staffing rule.

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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 on Advocating for Better Nursing Home Laws and Regulations April 12, 2024

Attorneys Tony Chicotel and Pam Walz discuss how they have been successful in getting new laws and regulations passed and promulgated.

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How Existing Legal Authorities Can Help Fix America's Nursing Home Crisis March 26, 2024

Listen to the new podcast episode on how existing federal and state legal authorities can improve care in nursing homes.

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President Biden's Proposed 2025 Budget March 20, 2024

While short on details, the President’s budget laid out various proposals that would affect both nursing home care and Home and Community Based Services.

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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.

Take Action
Tell Congress to Support a Strong Minimum Staffing Standard in Nursing Homes July 27, 2023

Contact your member of Congress to urge them to stand with nursing home residents, their families, and nursing home workers and support a strong minimum staffing standard in nursing homes.

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.

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