The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care: Highlights from a Report on How Transitions to Community Can Be Improved
March 1, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Please join us for the Older Adult Olmstead webinar on March 1st. Robyn Grant, the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) will be our speaker. The National Consumer Voice represents the interests of long-term care consumers, advocating for public policy that is responsive to consumers’ needs and helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. They are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates, and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.
The focus of this webinar is on transitions from residential living, such as nursing homes, into home and community-based living environments and the opportunities and challenges that these transitions present; a key issue in addressing Olmstead requirements to ensure the least restrictive living setting for individuals. Ms. Grant will be presenting data from a report that examined how individuals who had moved out of nursing homes across the country believed the transition process could be improved. The report recommends policy actions based on what was learned from consumers, as well as from those who work in the programs that assist them - state MFP Directors and state long-term care ombudsmen; and local transition coordinators and ombudsmen.