ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anne Montgomery, senior policy analyst for Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI), will receive both this year’s National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Public Policy Award and the National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP) Hollis Turnham Advocacy Award.
“It is such an honor to receive these awards. I have been happy to serve the elderly through shaping legislation and informing policy”
The Public Policy Award honors the tremendous contributions of an individual to national long-term care policy. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (formerly NCCNHR) will present the award at the Crystal City Hilton in Arlington, Virginia, on October 26th.
The Hollis Turnham Award acknowledges contributions to state Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs and systematic advocacy on behalf of elder residents. The ceremony takes place on the afternoon of October 24, also at the Crystal City Hilton in Virginia.
As Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and key staffer to Committee Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI), Ms. Montgomery was instrumental in ensuring that vital legislation, such as the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act and the Elder Justice Act, were included in the Affordable Care Act.
Montgomery was also responsible for numerous Senate hearings, forums, and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that provided oversight of nursing home enforcement and quality, all of which resulted in greater protections and improvements in the lives of long-term care consumers.
“It is such an honor to receive these awards. I have been happy to serve the elderly through shaping legislation and informing policy,” said Montgomery. “However, there is so much more that needs to be done. Working with Altarum’s Center for Elder Care, I will continue the fight for reliable, appropriate, efficient, and well-designed services for our growing national elder community.”
Altarum Institute (www.altarum.org) integrates objective research and client-centered consulting skills to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care. Altarum employs more than 400 individuals and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., with additional offices in the Washington, D.C., area; Portland, Maine; and San Antonio, Texas.