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  • The Better Staffing, the Key to Better Care Campaign is Officially Launched! Help to Improve
    Nursing Home Staffing

    Consumer Voice has launched a new campaign to advocate for improved staffing levels in nursing homes, a critical component of quality care.

    Learn More, Join the Campaign & Take Action!
  • Learn About Long-Term
    Care Issues & How to Be an Advocate

    Registration is now OPEN for Consumer Voice’s 38th Annual Conference, which will be held on November 15th through the 18th, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. We hope to see you there! Become a sponsor of the conference and receive benefits!

    Register and Sponsor Here!
  • Support Funding for
    Elder Justice!

    Elder abuse is rising, while federal funding for the Elder Justice Act has remained the same – nothing. The President’s FY 2015 budget request included $25 Million for an Elder Justice Initiative to begin funding of some of the act's provisions, but Congress has yet to make significant progress on FY 2015 appropriations.

    Get the Latest Developments!

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Tell Congress that Better Staffing is the Key to Better Care! June 24, 2014

We need your help in reaching out to Congress to advocate for adequate staffing to protect the safety and well-being of nursing home residents. Let your legislators know that our country’s most vulnerable citizens deserve no less!

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Let Your Legislators Know You Support Elder Justice Funding! May 02, 2014

Elder abuse is rising, while federal funding for the Elder Justice Act has remained the same – nothing. However, progress may finally be underway. The President has done his part and included important elder justice funding in his budget. Now it’s up to Congress! Tell your legislators to support the Administration’s request today.

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Tell Congress to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act! April 25, 2014

The OAA was supposed to be reauthorized in 2011.  With every day that passes, the future of critical programs that serve seniors is more and more uncertain.  Help us send a message to Congress about this important program.

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Progress on the Elder Justice Initiative in the Senate, but your help is still needed! June 11, 2014

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education concluded the markup of its Fiscal Year Appropriations bill. This legislation, which puts forth funding amounts for all programs under the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education, included $10 million for the President’s Elder Justice Initiative. However, your help is still needed to urge Congress to fund this important initiative!

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DOJ, HHS Release Elder Justice Roadmap July 09, 2014

Today, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services released the Elder Justice Roadmap - a detailed, practical guide “by the field, for the field” to engage in strategic planning to create coordinated approaches to addressing elder abuse.

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Nominations Open for Consumer Voice Leadership Awards July 03, 2014

Take advantage of this opportunity to nominate a long-term care consumer, long-term care ombudsman, family caregiver, citizen advocate, or another individual for their outstanding advocacy and work for quality care, no matter where.

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Nursing Home Staffing Public Awareness Campaign Has Officially Launched June 25, 2014

The Consumer Voice has officially launched its Nursing Home Staffing Campaign.  Join the campaign to show your support for stronger staffing standards.

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