News and Commentary

3 Facts About Fear of Retaliation from Consumer Voice

The fear of retaliation is a common result of consistent abuse. As a result, care facility residents and their families might keep quiet about their needs, neglect, and abuse, simply to prevent worsening circumstances. Fear of retaliation is almost a hidden form of abuse within nursing homes because both the retaliatory action and the fear […]

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In The News: Essential Caregivers Act Introduced

When working in an industry constantly battling red tape, we have to celebrate the small victories. Since COVID, we’ve been advocating for the Essential Caregivers Act—legislation that would have greatly decreased the rates of loneliness and neglect during the pandemic. And recently, we have the first step to this industry-wide win: the Essential Caregivers Act

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Take Action: Oppose Weakened Nurse Aid Training

It is no secret that better quality nursing equals better quality care. Over the past few years, it has been a focus of nursing home care advocates to ensure the care residents are getting is the best possible. From staffing standards to education, to better investigations, battling isolation, and improving complaint substantiation rules advocates have

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10 Vital Pieces of the DHS & CMS Staffing Standard Final Rule

The road to a staffing standard final rule has been long. For decades this problem has permeated the industry, wreaking havoc on resident care standards. Not to mention employee happiness, burnout, and turnover, as well as nursing home accountability standards. Now, two years after the Biden Administration’s nursing home legislation proposals, we have a DHS

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Battling Isolation in Nursing Homes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the most devastating increase in isolation and loneliness in nursing homes ever. Restricted by altered, or non-existent, visiting policies, residents were often left alone in their rooms, separated from family, and without social activities which were canceled. This isolation epidemic was eventually contested with the Essential Caregivers Act, but

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