​​The Founder and President of Our Mother’s Voice discusses the history and goals of the organization on the radio!

For the audio podcast:


For a video version of the interview:


Our Mother’s Voice CEO discusses how Quality of Life changes when caregivers begin to understand the communicative intent of behavior in people with dementia, in the video presentation “Behavior IS Communication! – My Mother’s Story”: https://vimeo.com/462311247

Our Founder and CEO presented testimony to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, which is tasked with examining “how our nation delivers, regulates, finances and measures quality of nursing home care, including the long-standing challenges brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic.”  Her moving remarks begin at 3:26 of this recording:
and her participation in the Q&A at 1:09:50.

​The Founder and CEO of Our Mother’s Voice has provided written testimony and statements for the record to Congressional Committees advocating for improved quality of care in long-term care facilities.  You can read her contributions to the official Congressional Record using the links below.
Written statement for the record to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. Jim Clyburn, on September 21, 2022:
The video of the hearing can be viewed here: https://coronavirus.house.gov/subcommittee-activity/hearings/hearing-examining-long-term-care-america-impact-coronavirus-nursing
Written statement to a committee examining Medicare funding and regulations, chaired by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in January 2017, available 

Our CEO accepted the invitation to submit an article to the journal Presbyterian Outlook for their January 2023 issue, which focuses on ministering to older adults.  Her published article is available here:

with the caution that the journal’s web site offers 3 free “reads” of any combination of content per 30-day period (beginning the first day of visit) before the visitor is asked to either purchase the issue or subscribe to the journal to continue to access certain content.  Please track your visits to avoid a surprise!

The COVID-19 pandemic
 is decimating the long-term care population across the country.  Because the situation is so fluid, Our Mother’s Voice refers all inquiries for resources on this emerging crisis to the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care for the most up-to-date information as well as information chronicling the brief and alarming history around this crisis.


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There is a great wealth of information available "out there" that many are not aware exists.

We have not tried to be exhaustive in discussing these topics, or including all the issues that will arise when families face the life changes of placing a loved one in a nursing home. And for many families, providing care at home is the best option – a decision which also brings challenges. These links to the resources of others will help to further equip families to become strong advocates not only for their own family members but also for systems change in the field of long-term care, whether that care takes place in a nursing facility or with assistance in the home.

We encourage you to explore these resources; and if you find others that we haven’t included, please let us know at contact@ourmothersvoice.org so that we can add them to our compendium.

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