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  • What Residents and Families Need to Know COVID-19:
    How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

    As the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, it is important for long-term care consumers, family members, Ombudsman programs and other advocates to be informed, take precautions in order to prevent the spread, and understand new federal guidelines.

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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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  • 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 April 3.

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Resident Advocate Newsletter April 2020 March 31, 2020

The April 2020 issue of The Resident Advocate, a newsletter for residents of long-term care facilities, is now available.

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CARES Act Provides Funding and Support for Aging and Disability Networks; $20M for LTCOP March 31, 2020

On Friday, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Act, which provides $2.2 trillion in total, directs $955 million to Adminstration for Community Living programs.

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CMS Issues Broad Waivers of Requirements for SNFs March 31, 2020

The Trump administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers for skilled nursing facilities as part of its efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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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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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
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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