VOYCE’s 2022 Annual Long-Term Care Conference

We thank all who attended VOYCE’s 2022 Annual Long-Term Care Conference! The theme of the Conference for 2022 was “Care: Who We Are. What We Do. Where We Go from Here.” Our thanks to our wonderful speakers: Dr. John Morley, Chien Y. Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT, Kelly Schilling, CTRS & Taylor Pendleton, MS, CTRS, Dr….

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VOYCE’s 2022 Annual Long-Term Care Conference

Paraquad – Making Independence Accessible

Around 61 million people (nearly one in four) people in the United States are living with some sort of disability. People with disabilities are often excluded from social relationships, community participation, leisure activities, and employment. Paraquad is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. Founded…

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Paraquad – Making Independence Accessible

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

End-of-Life Care with Death Doulas

As the death positive and death empowerment movements continue to evolve and grow, we see an ever-increasing need to help bridge the critical gap at the end-of-life stage. Dying is a process we will all face at some point in our life’s journey. Doulas are advocates and allies who provide continuous, compassionate, non-judgmental care and…

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End-of-Life Care with Death Doulas

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

Upcoming VOYCE Community Education Webinar

What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home BEFORE You Move In Tuesday, February 8, 12:00 p.m. Navigating long-term care can feel difficult. From choosing facilities, how we will pay for our long-term care, and knowing what to do when things aren’t working out at a care facility. To better protect ourselves and…

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Upcoming VOYCE Community Education Webinar