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  • Take Action Now Urge Congress to keep the minimum
    staffing standard for nursing homes!

    Stand with nursing home residents and workers and tell your members of Congress to reject any efforts to prevent the implementation of the minimum staffing rule in nursing homes.

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    2024 Conference

    Join us in San Francisco, and via livestreaming sessions, for a conference that educates and empowers long-term care consumers and consumer advocates.

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  • Tips for Residents and Families Advocating for Rights
    and Better Care in Nursing Homes

    Too often residents' rights are being violated and residents' needs are not being met. Learn how to advocate for yourself or your family member.

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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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Consumer Voice Statement on H.J. Res. 139 June 17, 2024

Consumer Voice opposes H.J. Res. 139, a resolution to block staffing standards in nursing homes.

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Consumer Voice Highlights Dangers of Private Equity Nursing Home Ownership in Letter June 10, 2024

Consumer Voice sent a response to a Request for Information from the Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Trade Commission regarding corporate greed in nursing home care.

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New Podcast on Understanding the Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Rule June 06, 2024

Listen in on a discussion between Consumer Voice’s Lori Smetanka and Sam Brooks, who talk about the importance of the rule, what it says, and how we can start thinking about using it in advocating for quality care.

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Urge Congress to keep the minimum staffing standard for nursing homes! May 31, 2024

Stand with nursing home residents and workers and tell your members of Congress to reject any efforts to prevent the implementation of the minimum staffing rule in nursing homes.

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Urge your Members of Congress to Oppose H.R. 468 and H.R. 3227 May 22, 2024

Contact your members of Congress to urge them to oppose bills that would significantly weaken training requirements for nurse aides in nursing homes.

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Tell Your Members of Congress to Oppose H.R. 7513 March 04, 2024

In the coming days, the House of Representatives will be considering H.R. 7513, a bill that would prohibit federal regulators from ever creating rules about safe staffing in nursing homes. Send a letter to your member of Congress telling them to oppose this bill.

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Tell Your Member of Congress to Hold Nursing Homes Accountable July 12, 2022

Have you taken all three of our recent actions? 1) Schedule a Visit; 2) Send a Message; 3) Make a Phone Call

Action Update
CALLING ALL ADVOCATES - ACTION NEEDED NOW November 05, 2021

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.

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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.

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