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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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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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5 Nursing Home Discharge Facts You Need to Know

Navigating nursing home policies can be a confusing and stressful job. Unfortunately, some nursing homes and care facilities realize this and take advantage. It is important to not only know your rights as a nursing home resident, but also understand nursing home policies and laws. For example, when it comes to discharging residents from the

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Fractures and Falls: What You Need to Know

According to the CDC, there are roughly 36 million falls among older adults every year. In 2020, those falls resulted in 36,000 deaths. These shocking numbers over the years have led to a number of programs, awareness, advocacy, and research that will hopefully decrease those numbers significantly. Here’s what you need to know about fractures

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Consumer Voice Research: Transparency & Accountability

For years, the nursing home industry has been bogged down and held back by a lack of transparency and accountability. Not only do the failings as a result of no transparency and accountability affect residents, but it affects staff and community as well. From staffing standards, to food standards, to ensuring quality care, Consumer Voice

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