December 1, 2020
In this Issue:
- Support Advocacy for Residents on Giving Tuesday
- Consumer Voice and Other Advocates Send Letter to Senate Leaders Advocating for Better Protections for Nursing Home Residents
- See You in Two Weeks at the Consumer Voice Conference
- Webinar from NCAPPS on Facilitating Person-Centered Planning
- Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative Annual Summit on Racial Inequities in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
Support Advocacy for Residents on Giving Tuesday
It's GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
GivingTuesday is a time to give back to the causes you care about and share your support of their mission. Throughout the challenges of the past 9 months, Consumer Voice has steadfastly advocated for residents, educated & empowered families, and supported the advocacy of ombudsmen and citizen advocates. Your support will help us continue our work.
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Consumer Voice and Other Advocates Send Letter to Senate Leaders Advocating for Better Protections for Nursing Home Residents
Consumer Voice, along with several other state and national advocacy organizations, sent a letter urging Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer to pass a COVID-19 relief package that would better protect nursing home residents by 1) controlling the spread of coronavirus in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; 2) alleviating the isolation, sickness and death of residents; and 3) safeguarding workers who risk their lives to care for them. The letter calls upon the Senate to immediately pass a COVID relief bill that will protect nursing home residents – and staff, effect policy changes to improve care and conditions in nursing homes, and hold providers accountable for how the money is spent.
Read the letter.
See You in Two Weeks at the Consumer Voice Conference
Join us virtually in two weeks for the Consumer Voice Conference. Check out the agenda here and don't miss stand-out sessions like:
- Effects of Social Isolation on Those Living with Dementia - a plenary with Teepa Snow, a leading dementia care expert
- COVID-19 Recovery and Reentry for Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
- Creative Collaboration in LTSS Advocacy During COVID-19: LTCO, Legal Services, and Protection and Advocacy
- Long-Term Care Facility Neglect and Abuse Should Not Be Immunized - How to Fight Back
- The Impact of COVID on Residents: A Survey
- Recognizing and Reducing Bias
- COVID-19 Fatigue: Turning Our Care Inward; Tools for Stress Survival
- And much more! See the agenda here.
Learn more and register now!
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Webinar from NCAPPS on Facilitating Person-Centered Planning
Join the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) for a webinar on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2:00pm ET entitled "Doing With, Not Doing For: What it Takes to Facilitate Person-Centered Planning."In this panel discussion, experts with a variety of backgrounds will share their experiences with person-centered planning and highlight the competencies they think are most important. This webinar is a companion to a recently published NCAPPS resource, Five Competency Domains for Staff Who Facilitate Person-Centered Planning.
Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative Annual Summit on Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care
The Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC) is holding its Annual Summit on the topic: Mitigating Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care. As nursing homes have struggled to adapt to COVID-19 and keep residents safe, the pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated widespread disparities in healthcare outcomes. Amid national cries for racial justice, nursing homes are challenged to understand and address persistent inequalities experienced by patients, staff, and leaders of color. The AELTCC meeting will feature three afternoons of education and action.