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  • A Consumer Education Campaign Avoiding Drugs Used 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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  • Call for Session Proposals
    at the 2020 Annual Conference

    Consumer Voice is seeking proposals for engaging, informative sessions at the 2020 Annual Conference, October 25-28 in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals are due March 20.

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  • Nursing Facility
    Regulations

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

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Consumer Voice Founder Honored in McKnight's 40 for 40 February 10, 2020

Consumer Voice’s Founder Elma Holder has been honored as one of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 40 for 40.

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Article on Nursing Home Evictions from Consumer Voice Provides Tips to Attorneys January 28, 2020

Consumer Voice Executive Director Lori Smetanka and Public Policy and Advocacy Director Robyn Grant authored an article on nursing home evictions published in Bifocal, A Journal of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging.

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Call for Session Proposals for 2020 Conference January 20, 2020

Consumer Voice is seeking creative, engaging, informative proposals for sessions at the 2020 Conference.

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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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Urge Your Representative to Support the FAIR Act to end forced arbitration September 17, 2019

The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act would end forced pre-dispute arbitration in contracts between consumers and corporations, including nursing homes and assisted living communities.

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Submit Comments on Proposed Revisions to the Federal Nursing Home Regulations September 04, 2019

Help protect residents by submitting comments by September 16 on proposed changes the current federal nursing home regulations.

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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.

Action Update
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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CMS Begins Using Icon to Identify Abuse in Nursing Homes October 23, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun using a red icon to identify nursing homes with certain abuse violations on Nursing Home Compare.

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