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  • Information for Advocates COVID-19 in
    Long-Term Care Facilities

    Find the latest policy announcements, resources, tools, and tips for advocates, families and residents of long-term care facilities.

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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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  • Resources Available on
    Involuntary Transfer and Discharge

    The threat of transfer or discharge from a nursing home can be both frightening and stressful for residents and their families. Check out these helpful resources and learn about your rights.

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  • Nursing Facility
    Regulations

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

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CMS Issues Memo and FAQs on Recommendations for Reopening Nursing Homes May 19, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a memo - Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials.

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Apply for the new Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes May 15, 2020

Nominations are now being accepted. You can nominate yourself or encourage others to nominate themselves.

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Consumer Voice and Other Advocates Send Letter to Senate Opposing Immunity for Nursing Homes May 13, 2020

Consumer Voice has sent a letter, along with other advocacy organizations, to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing granting immunity to nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Residents Matter: More is Needed to Protect Residents and Staff from COVID-19 April 17, 2020

Tell the White House, Congress, State Legislators, Governors, and CMS that the 2.4 million people in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should not be forgotten.

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Advocate for Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act February 25, 2020

Urge your Senator to pass HR 4334 to reauthorize the Older Americans Act.

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National Call-In Day for Money Follows the Person December 13, 2019

Join our National Call-In Day on December 16 and urge your Members of Congress to permanently reauthorize MFP.

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Older Americans Act Reauthorization Passes House March 12, 2020

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

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Money Follows the Person Funding Update January 07, 2020

Congress has approved another short-term reauthorization of the Money Follows the Person program as a part of the minibus spending bill.

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Department of Labor Abandons Rule Allowing Teenagers to Operate Patient Lifts November 26, 2019

The Department of Labor abandoned a proposed rule that would have allowed 16- and 17-year olds to operate power patient lifts without direct supervision in health care settings, including long-term care settings.

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Residents and Families:
Find resources about COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.