The Consumer Voice-one of the nation’s foremost organizations devoted to quality long term care at elder facilities-has recently launched a new project to improve the treatment and services provided at nursing homes.
The project, Consumers for Quality Care, No Matter Where, is committed to expanding the organization’s current effort to advocate for health care issues faced by elder nursing home residents as well as seniors in other living situations. The program will build upon previous grassroots efforts to ensure that these vulnerable consumers are given access to the quality, well-coordinated care that they need.
More specifically, the new project will allow development of models to engage consumers in state pilot projects, collaborating with national health reform organizations, ultimately hoping to report policy recommendations to assist policy-makers in providing for the needs of long-term care residents. In addition Consumers for Quality Care, No Matter Where will provide work training and grant opportunities to other advocates of these consumer rights.
As the Executive Director of the organization explained, the program, “presents a new opportunity to advance the goals we developed through our strategic business plan, reflecting our commitment to meeting the changing needs of long-term care consumers.”
Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti applaud all steps taken to improve the treatment of vulnerable nursing home residents. Our work has made it strikingly clear that more needs to be done to ensure that these facilities meet their burden of providing the appropriate level of care at all times. If you know of anyone who is languishing in a negligent nursing home or who died as a result of mistreatment, please contact a nursing home lawyer today.