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Policy Issues

  • Oppose Immunity for Long-Term Care Facilities
    During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Congress is considering allowing long-term care facilities to escape accountability for harm their negligent actions have caused during COVID-19.

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  • Visitation in
    Long-Term Care Facilities

    The most recent guidelines, tips for when visits resume, what to do if you are denied entry, and more.

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  • COVID-19:
    Guidance and Resources

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

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  • The Misuse of Antipsychotics
    Among Nursing Home Residents

    The Consumer Voice is actively fighting to end the misuse of antipsychotic drugs as chemical restraints among residents with dementia.

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The Consumer Voice envisions a world in which all consumers of long-term care, services and supports are treated with respect and dignity and have a wide range of affordable, quality options across all settings. These options will make it possible for individuals to receive care and services in the location and manner of their choice and to attain a high quality of life.

Consumer Voice's public policy priorities stem directly from our mission. We take action on these issues through our advocacy activities, which include educating and influencing policy makers, educating and empowering consumers and their families to advocate for themselves, and supporting the work of long-term care ombudsmen, citizen advocacy groups and independent advocates. 

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Click the links below for information on some of our current policy priorities. For information on additional policy topics please visit: Other Long-Term Care Issues and Resources.

Policy Issues

Oppose Immunity for Long-Term Care Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Emergency Preparedness
Protecting Medicaid, Americans' Only Long-Term Care Safety Net
Preserving Access to Civil Justice for Long-Term Care
Nursing Home Closures
Round-the-Clock RN Coverage: A Step towards Better Nursing Home Care
Federal Nursing Home Regulations
HCBS Settings Final Rule
Strengthening the Older Americans Act's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Provisions
Forced Arbitration Agreements in Long-Term Care Facility Admission Contracts

Our organization also participates in several coalitions dedicated to advancing long-term care and aging policy at the national level, which include:

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