Want to Participate in A Long-Term Care Focus Group?

Long-term care is an issue that almost all Illinois residents will confront at some point in their lives–either for themselves or a loved one. Yet, many are unfamiliar with all of the aspects of the care and the challenges for the future until they are forced to consider them after a sudden health decline. Fortunately, once faced with the need, many residents fully immerse themselves in the details of long-term care, learning all about the good and bad of support services for seniors.

It is important for those who have dealt with these issues (or are working through them now) to share their perspectives to guide future change.

To help harness the knowledge of current individuals engaged with long-term care, the Consumer Voice is launching a focus group to capitalize on the experience and understandings of those family members. This input gathering process may then be used to influence lobbying and support programs at the Consumer Voice–ultimately helping people nationwide receive better, reliable care devoid of abuse or neglect.

Calling For Participants

Recently, the group issued a call for focus group participants. Would you like to participate? Importantly, the focus group is only open to family members of loved ones who are received or have received long-term services and support. So long as you fit that description, the Consumer Voice would love your input.

The group explains that, “By joining the Family Member Focus Group, you will have the opportunity to respond and react to ideas and suggestions for changes in long-term care.”

If you are concerned about privacy, fear not. No names will be shared outside of the focus group itself to prevent even the slightest risk of quality of care repercussions for your loved ones based on your comments.

It is very easy to participate. You do not even have to leave your house. Instead, the next meeting will take place via a toll-free telephone conference. Here are the details…

When: Thursday, November 21st ; 3pm – 4pm EST
What: You will join other families members via phone and share your thoughts on questions provided to you ahead of time
How: Fill out the form available HERE: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=6kyf8n3rqlzg

If you can’t make the call, but would like to be part of this focus group, please contact Sara Cirba at scirba@theconsumervoice.org, 202-332-2275 x 221 or toll free at 866-992-3668.

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