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Elevate Eldercare

Mar 15, 2023

Lori Smetanka of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care returns to “Elevate Eldercare” for an update on the key nursing home reform policies that she and other consumer advocates are watching most closely – including minimum staffing levels, ownership and investor transparency, and finally incorporating real person-centered care principles into day-to-day operations at all communities.

Many of these problems have been persistent for decades, but Smetanka continues to advocate on behalf of the people who live and work in nursing homes – with a particular focus on giving them a platform in a discourse that too often excludes them in favor of other voices.

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If you’re a nursing home resident who wants to share your thoughts with peers around the country – or if you know a resident who does – reach out directly to Lori at