December 4, 2013
Deadline Extended to December 15th for Applications for Executive Director of the Consumer Voice
The deadline for applications for the Executive Director position at the Consumer Voice has been extended until December 15th. The Consumer Voice's mission is to represent consumers at the national level for quality long-term care, services and supports. The Executive Director is the chief executive of the organization and reports to and works in partnership with the governing board. For the complete job posting, please visit the Consumer Voice website.
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Advocates Form Dementia Action Alliance
Representatives from three long-term care advocacy organizations formed a leadership group dedicated to introducing person-centered ideals to dementia care. The Dementia Action Alliance comprises members of the Eden Alternative, Planetree, and CCAL - Advancing Person-Centered Living. The Alliance will "inform key policy, research, and service provider stakeholders about the importance and benefits of making person-centered care the standard for dementia care in our country, " according to the Alliance's press release. For more information, visit PHI's blog.
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Office for Victims of Crime Web Forum on Elder Financial Exploitation
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a web forum on intersections between elder financial exploitation and other types of elder abuse on December 4th at 2:00pm EST. The discussion will feature Jeannie Beidler, who, when her own grandparents were being a abused, advocated on their behalf and has remained an active elder advocate, and Shelly L. Jackson, Ph.D., who is a visiting fellow at OVC and was previously a research professor at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Visit the forum now to ask questions in advance and return on December 4th to hear the speakers' responses.
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Job Opportunity at the Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living has updated a job announcement for a Program Specialist in the Duals Demonstration Ombudsman technical assistance office. The open period ends December 11th. View the job announcement.
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Consumer Voice to Host Focus Groups for Consumers: There's still time to spread the word!
This is a reminder that the Consumer Voice is hosting two focus groups - one for nursing home residents and one for home care consumers - to get consumers' input and thoughts on issues related to their care and services. You can help spread the word!
The Nursing Home Resident Focus Group is ONLY open to nursing home residents. The Home Care Consumer Focus Group is ONLY open to individuals who receive long-term services and supports in their home.
By participating in the Nursing Home Resident Focus Group or the Home Care Consumer Focus Group, participants will have a chance to tell us what they think about ideas for changes in care and services. They will also be able to tell Consumer Voice staff about experiences with their care. The feedback we receive will then be used to guide us in our policy work. Participants' names will not be shared outside the group, and nothing said will affect the services they are receiving.
The Nursing Home Resident Focus Group's call will take place by telephone on a toll-free conference line this Thursday, December 5th, 2013 from 3:00-4:00pm ET. Click here to register for the call.
The Home Care Consumer Focus Group's call will take place by telephone on a toll-free conference line next Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 from 3:00-4:00pm ET. Click here to register for the call.
Participants in each call will be joined by other focus group members and Consumer Voice staff. We will ask questions, which participants will receive ahead of time, and then give participants a chance to respond.
If you know someone who would be interested in joining either focus group, there's still time for you to pass this information along! If they have any questions, they can contact Sara Cirba at email@example.com or at 202-332-2275 x 221 or toll-free at 866-992-3668.
Again, we thank you for sharing this opportunity with the nursing home residents and home care consumers you know!
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Share the Consumer Voice Clearinghouse!
Have you been utilizing the Consumer Voice Clearinghouse? Spread the word easily by using the Share This buttons on the top right of the Homepage to let others know about the many resources available in the Clearinghouse.
The more people you tell, the more the tool can continue to grow and expand!
Do you know of a great resource not already featured in the Clearinghouse? Drop us a note on the Suggest a Resource page!
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About The Gazette
The Gazette is a weekly e-newsletter, published by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center. If you do not wish to continue receiving this publication, please unsubscribe. Your contributions and comments are welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 2013.
The Consumer Voice is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. We are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual. The Consumer Voice's mission is to represent consumers at the national level for quality long-term care, services and supports.