Creating Holiday Joy in the Shadow of a Pandemic

We are in a “shadow” this year: the shadow of isolation, loneliness, and boredom of the panic and shutdowns. The pandemic has left nothing untouched. This includes our treasured winter holidays. As county and state officials begin adding restrictions back to gathering sizes, questions will come up about what to do about holiday celebrations. How…

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Creating Holiday Joy in the Shadow of a Pandemic

COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

If the situation is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Professionals expect that for every case of adult abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. This is a devastating expectation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the coronavirus, more and more older adults are isolated and self-neglected than ever. Not only…

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COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

COVID-19 Liability Immunity–We Need YOUR Help!

The COVID-19 virus has caused devastating impacts on long-term care residents and their families. Our loved ones are not only highly susceptible to the virus, but facility lockdowns have left residents highly vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and improper care.  We can attribute this to various factors – low-staffing levels, lack of access to Ombudsman advocates,…

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COVID-19 Liability Immunity–We Need YOUR Help!

COVID-19 Scams

We are currently living in unprecedented times, and this provides ample opportunity for scammers to come up with new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting people. These scams are often targeted at the elderly, and it is essential that we are aware of the types of scams these individuals will try. 

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COVID-19 Scams

Long-Term Care Residents Have the Right to VOTE

This year is important in many ways – we’ve learned a lot about our health systems’ abilities, the strength of our long-term care industry, and our community spirit. This year also includes an important election cycle. Every eligible American should take advantage of their right to vote. This includes your loved ones in long-term care!…

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Long-Term Care Residents Have the Right to VOTE

COVID-19 Update

It has been more than half a year since we started fighting COVID-19, but people are still facing difficulties finding reliable information. Protocols vary from state to state, and policy has been changing rapidly. That is why it is hard for people to catch up on all the news worldwide, especially for older adults who…

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COVID-19 Update

Cameras in Nursing Homes FAQs

The Camera Bill, or the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act, affects electronic monitoring of resident rooms. This law was passed by the Missouri legislature in July 2020 and went into effect as law in August 2020. As of September 3, residents may install electronic monitoring devices in their rooms.  VOYCE offered a…

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Cameras in Nursing Homes FAQs