Isolation and the Need for Change

Update 5/13/22: The Essential Caregivers Program passed both the Missouri House and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Parson’s desk to be signed! It is no secret that nursing homes became a place of intense isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. When everyone felt alone and isolated, long-term care residents were left in…

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Isolation and the Need for Change

New Friendly VOYCE Program

Loneliness and isolation affect the physical and mental wellbeing of older adults. Studies have shown that loneliness is linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, difficulty sleeping, impaired cognition, and high blood pressure. Without social networks and a connection to the community, the elderly risk their health, and isolation in long-term care has…

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New Friendly VOYCE Program

What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home BEFORE You Move In

Involuntary nursing home discharges and transfers are a legitimate problem in the United States. According to the States’ Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (LTCOP), one of their top 5 complaints is inadequate discharge planning or improper evictions from nursing home facilities. In fact, annually there are approximately 14,000 complaints of this sort that the LTCOP attempts…

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What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home BEFORE You Move In

VOYCE’s 2022 Education Series

Happy New Year to everyone from VOYCE, we hope that you had a great holiday season. One of VOYCE’s core programs is our Education Series. VOYCE believes that for all long-term care residents to make the greatest use of their rights, it is important that families and professionals have up-to-date knowledge. Over the course of…

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VOYCE’s 2022 Education Series