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12/3/20 @ 11AM ET | Avoiding the Roadblocks & Potholes of Fraud: Paul Greenwood AARP FWN LIVE Tele-Town Hall Discussion

Danger!  Avoiding the Roadblocks & Potholes of Fraud:  Paul Greenwood AARP FWN LIVE Tele-Town Hall Discussion Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community from criminals with one goal in mind – get the money!  Learn about new scams, warning signs of fraud, and prevention strategies for putting the brakes on these crimes.  Discussion moderated… Read more »

Dept of Public Health and Dept of Aging and Disability Services Joint Letter Regarding Holiday Visits and COVID-19

As the holiday season approaches, this is traditionally a time when families travel to see each other and gather in celebration, especially with relatives in long-term care communities. As many of you plan for your holiday gatherings, please review this joint letter from the Department of Public Health and the Department of Aging and Disability… Read more »

Consumer Voice Fact Sheet for Holiday Visits During COVID-19

As COVID-19 rates are increasing throughout the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging all of us to celebrate virtually or just with members of our own household. And because nursing home residents are particularly at risk, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken the unusual step of… Read more »

CMS Issues Recommendations for Nursing Facility Residents Leaving to Visit Family for Holidays

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo to nursing facilities, residents, and their families outlining recommendations for residents who choose to leave the facility temporarily to visit family and friends over the holidays. The recommendations include steps nursing facility staff should take when residents return to the facility, including increased screening… Read more »

Consumer Voice Calls Upon Congress to Address Needs of Nursing Home Residents

Consumer Voice Statement in Response to the Associated Press’s Article – Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows In an article today, the Associated Press confirmed what advocates for residents of long-term care facilities have known for months: residents are suffering and dying from neglect. According to the AP, in addition to… Read more »

Thanksgiving and COVID-19

As the holidays and the colder weather approach, we are reminded of annual traditions of getting together with family and friends to celebrate.  Unfortunately, this year’s COVID 19 pandemic has made it potentially risky for many older adults to participate in these gatherings.  Please read the following notice from the Centers for Disease Control and… Read more »

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