Specialized Information for:

Long-Term Care ConsumersFamily MembersAdvocatesCOVID-19
  • 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.

    Learn More
  • 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.

    Learn More & Find Resources
Support our work advocating to make life better for long-term care consumers November 23, 2021

Together, we can pursue and promote policies that support residents, caregivers, and staff; improve transparency and accountability for public funds; and upend the long-term care system to be more consumer centered.

News Article
Consumer Voice Applauds New Protections for Nursing Home Residents in House-passed Build Back Better Act November 19, 2021

The United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act which includes the most significant increase in protections for nursing home residents in decades.

News Article
Key Takeaways in the Recently Updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidance November 18, 2021

Read our summary of the main takeaways in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s recently updated Nursing Home Visitation Guidance.

News Article
Nursing home industry seeks to eliminate better staffing for residents in Build Back Better Act November 17, 2021

Congress needs to hear directly from residents, families and their advocates that the staffing provisions must be included because adequate staffing is the key to safety and quality of care.

Take Action
Nursing Home Reform Provisions in Budget Reconciliation Bill In Jeopardy October 21, 2021

Contact Your Congressmembers and Tell Them to Support Protections for Nursing Home Residents

Take Action
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

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