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  • Registration is Open
    for the 2021 Annual Conference

    Join us virtually November 3-5, 2021!

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  • 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.

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  • What do you have planned? October is
    Residents' Rights Month

    The 2021 Residents’ Rights Month theme is "Reclaiming My Rights, My Home, My Life." Find resources, activity ideas, and more to highlight residents' rights during October.

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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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CMS Announces New Tool to View Nursing Home Vaccination Rates September 21, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a new feature on Medicare Care Compare that will make it easier to check COVID-19 vaccination rates for nursing home staff and residents.

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Consumer Voice Submits Comments to Pennsylvania DOH in Support of Minimum Staffing Standard September 01, 2021

Consumer Voice submitted comments to the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in support of the proposed regulations mandating a minimum staffing standard of 4.1 hours of resident care per day.

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CMS Releases Latest List of Special Focus Facilities and Candidates August 31, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the latest list of Special Focus Facilities, which places special scrutiny on select nursing homes with a documented pattern of providing poor care.

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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.

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Support The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) August 04, 2021

The Essential Caregivers Act (H.R. 3733) is bipartisan legislation that gives residents of nursing homes the right to access essential caregivers during any public health emergency. This Act is critical to resident well-being.

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Reunite Nursing Home Residents with Their Loved Ones Now! - Sign the Petition February 15, 2021

On March 13, 2021, it will be one year since state and federal officials banned visits in nursing homes. Sign the petition to reunite residents with their familes.

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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
Update on Immunity September 15, 2020

It is now unclear whether Congress will pass any COVID-19 relief legislation, including any provisions related to immunity for nursing homes from liability for COVID-related care.

Action Update
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Passes House March 12, 2020

HR 4334 passed the House and will now go to the President to sign.

Action Update
Questions or concerns about visiting a loved one in a long-term care facility?
Read FAQs and Advocacy Tips.