Center for Medicare Advocacy Senior Policy Attorney Toby. S. Edelman has been selected to receive the Janet Wells Public Policy Leadership Award from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, the national non-profit long-term care advocacy organization.
The Public Policy Leadership Award honors the tremendous contributions of an individual or organization to national long-term care policy and was re-named in 2012 in honor of longtime Consumer Voice/NCCNHR Policy Director, Janet Wells.
In naming Ms. Edelman, Consumer Voice said:
The lives of individuals receiving long-term care services and supports across the country have been improved as a result of your advocacy and leadership. You are an ardent supporter of robust protections for nursing home residents. Your passion and tenacity for quality care, effective oversight, and protection of rights for nursing home residents is unparalleled and serves as a model for all those who come behind you. Your strong advocacy over the past 40 years has resulted in policies and practices that protect and support residents, as well as prevented those that would have been harmful. Advocates, ombudsmen, policymakers, residents, family members and many others have relied on your in-depth knowledge, experience, and sage advice.
The Center congratulates Ms. Edelman on this honor, and is grateful for her passionate work on behalf of America’s nursing home residents.