Sharon Conley Named to National Leadership Council
Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is excited to announce that Sharon Conley has been named to the Leadership Council of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice). The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) has long been the nation’s premier advocacy group for nursing home care. The group was founded in 1975 to represent the voice of the consumer at the national level advocating for needed improvement in the quality of service at long-term care facilities. The Consumer Voice seeks to advance public policy objectives, educate consumers with knowledge for personal advocacy, train those who support our nation’s seniors, and promote best practices for quality-care delivery.
“We are so proud to have Sharon on our staff and she is doing an excellent job advocating on behalf of these residents. It is a great honor for her to be named to this Leadership Council and we (ACCA) couldn’t be prouder of her,” stated Jennie Deese, the CEO and President of Athens Community Council on Aging.
The Leadership Council members participate in raising the voice of long-term care consumers in national policy discussions, advancing quality in nursing homes and other long-term care settings, and expanding our expertise in home and community based services on a national level.
ACCA’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights of nursing home and personal care home residents, provides educational opportunities, and investigates and resolves complaints in long-term care facilities.