The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care has released their August bulletin highlighting all their efforts to reform nursing home legislation. They urge constituents to contact their Congressmen to pass legislation to make nursing home quality and ownership more transparent. Additionally, Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky introduced the criminal background check amendment which would provide a 3-to-1 federal match for states that implemented a program to conduct comprehensive background checks on workers with direct access to residents in nursing homes. This bill will help reduce the amount of elderly abuse seen in nursing homes. To read the full newsletter, please visit the NNCNHR website.