September 12, 2023
In this Issue:
- Webinar Tomorrow: Unpacking CMS's Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Rule
- Nursing Home Residents: Make Your Voice Heard by Sept. 18th
- Webinar on the National Paralysis Resource Center
- Amplify Your Advocacy at the Consumer Voice Conference; Hotel Update
- National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call Thursday
Webinar Tomorrow: Unpacking CMS's Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Rule
Join us this Wednesday, September 13th at 2:00pm ET as we unpack CMS's Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that would implement a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. We will walk you through the rule and its provisions. Additionally, the rule relies heavily on a staffing study conducted last year. We will explain this study and how CMS used it to come to the proposed standard in the rule. This webinar is the first step in a series of events that will provide you with the information necessary to comment and make this rule stronger.
Nursing Home Residents: Make Your Voice Heard by Sept. 18th
With the release of the proposed nursing home staffing standard by CMS, it is critical that CMS, federal and state legislators, and other policymakers hear from nursing home residents about the importance of adequate staffing.
Nursing home residents: complete this survey, by September 18th, to share how staffing levels impact your daily life as a nursing home resident.
Please share this survey with nursing home residents in your community.
The answers will be used in Consumer Voice's advocacy work; your contact information or identifying details will never be shared without your consent.
Thank you to all those who have already completed the survey!
Webinar on the National Paralysis Resource Center
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) hosts quarterly live technical assistance (TA) dialogues. This quarter's TA Talk is open to Ombudsman program representatives and other interested advocates.
Join NORC on Thursday, September 21 at 2:00pm ET for An Introduction to the National Paralysis Resource Center. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) has provided free, comprehensive information and support to the paralysis community for over twenty years. This TA Talk will explore the many resources offered by the NPRC to empower people living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers to live independent, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
An in-depth overview of the NPRC’s programs and materials, including the Information Specialist Team, Peer & Family Support Program, Military & Veterans Program, Paralysis Resource Guide, and more, will be presented. Attendees will gain an understanding of how these resources can benefit people living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers along with how to access these vital supports.
Amplify Your Advocacy at the Consumer Voice Conference; Hotel Update
The Consumer Voice Conference is just over 6 weeks away; don't miss this opportunity to Amplify Your Advocacy!
Join us at the 2023 Consumer Voice Conference October 30-November 1 to:
- Listen to key experts and discuss policy updates;
- Hear from long-term care consumers;
- Connect with advocates nationwide and learn best practices;
- Gain skills relevant to your work; and
- Leave revitalized and equipped with new tools to put your systems and individual advocacy into action!
Attend the conference in-person in Baltimore or watch the livestreamed sessions online. See a list of session topics and a newly updated preliminary agenda.
Please be sure to review the agenda prior to making travel arrangements. Pre-conference meetings begin on Monday, October 30th. All attendees are invited to the welcome reception on Monday evening.
An overflow room block has been reserved at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, just a five minute walk from the conference hotel. Rooms are available for $189/night (plus taxes and fees) from Monday, October 30 - Thursday, November 1, 2023. Rooms are available at this rate until Monday, October 2, 2023 or until the block is full, whichever happens first. Reserve your room.
National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call Thursday
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are holding a National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call on Thursday, September 14th at 3:30pm ET. This event is open to the public. Long-term care providers, facility staff and resident advocates are encouraged to attend.