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Join the Nursing Home Staffing Campaign!

Our Nursing Home Staffing Campaign will educate the public and policymakers about the need for stronger nursing home staffing laws at both the state and federal levels and advocate for such laws to be passed. 

We know that higher levels of staffing lead to better care, but the federal government does not require nursing homes to have at least a minimum number of staff on duty. As a result, every day across the country there are nursing home residents who aren’t getting the care they need because there aren’t enough aides and nurses. Understaffing harms nursing home residents and can lead to pressure ulcers (bedsores), infections, malnutrition, dehydration and injuries from falls.

Nursing home resident experiences and more than 100 studies, articles and government documents have identified the important relationship between staffing and quality of care. Even the best nurses and nurse aides can’t deliver quality care if there aren’t enough of them. The federal government has found that nursing homes that do not meet a recommended level of 4.1 hours per day of total nursing time per resident may be putting their residents at risk.

Please join us in making sure there is adequate staffing to protect the safety and well-being of nursing home residents. Our country’s most vulnerable citizens deserve no less.

As a member of the Campaign, you will receive information, updates, advocacy tools and action alerts.

Sign up below to join the Consumer Voice Nursing Home Staffing Campaign. For more information, click here.

You are also invited to join the Consumer Voice's Action Network and subscribe to The Gazette:

The Action Network gives you the opportunity to advocate for improvements in all long-term care settings, not just nursing home staffing. As a member of the Action Network, you will receive breaking news, action steps, and opportunities for YOU to take action regarding national and state policy developments in long-term care.  We will give you the tools you need to make your advocacy easier, like the ability to contact your members of Congress (and other elected officials) directly through our website or issue a letter to the editor.

The Gazette is a weekly e-newsletter that features news and updates from the Consumer Voice and other organizations about long-term care issues.  It features breaking long-term care news, opportunities for education and training like webinars and conferences, and updates on Consumer Voice activities. View past Gazettes here.

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