Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For: Join HRC and SAGE’s Long-term Care Equality Index Thank you to Dan Stewart for contributing this guest post. Dan Stewart is the Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and directs the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). Dan received his BA…

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Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

The Interplay of Aging in America and the Social Determinants of Health

Thank you to Dr. Maurya D. Cockrell for contributing this guest post. Dr. Cockrell, a member of the VOYCE Board of Directors, is an established SDoH Solutionary from St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a BS in health management from Saint Louis University, with a minor in theological studies, an MA from Webster University in human resources…

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The Interplay of Aging in America and the Social Determinants of Health

The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Thank you to VOYCE’s Mental Wellness Navigator, Heather McDonnell, for providing the content and resources in this article. Learn more about VOYCE’s new Mental Wellness in Skilled Nursing program. The stigma associated with mental illness is one of the major barriers to accessing care. As we uncover the reasons for stigma, we must consider context, one…

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The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Tips for Finding Long-Term Care with COVID Precautions in Place

It is always hard to decide to place your loved one in a long-term care facility and seek its options. Many family members are hesitant to make such decisions, and some feel guilt for considering placement as an option. In fact, however, choosing an institutional care facility can be the best scenario for both caregivers…

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Tips for Finding Long-Term Care with COVID Precautions in Place

An Introduction to Mental Health Awareness Month

Thank you to VOYCE’s Mental Wellness Navigator, Heather McDonnell, for providing the content and resources in this article. Learn more about VOYCE’s new Mental Wellness in Skilled Nursing program. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since one in five Americans will experience a mental illness this year, you likely know someone, or you are someone,…

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An Introduction to Mental Health Awareness Month

The Role of a Doula: Walking Through Aging, End-of-Life, and Grief

Thank you to Dr. Maurya D. Cockrell for contributing this guest post. Dr. Cockrell, a member of the VOYCE Board of Directors, is an established SDoH Solutionary from St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a BS in health management from Saint Louis University, with a minor in theological studies, an MA from Webster University in human…

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The Role of a Doula: Walking Through Aging, End-of-Life, and Grief

New Visitation Guidance

Over the past year, people in long-term care have been more affected by COVID-19 than almost anyone else. From staff to residents to families, we have seen people pivot and completely change how they work, live, and communicate. Over the past few months, we have seen vaccines get distributed, and the Center for Disease Control…

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New Visitation Guidance