Residents’ Rights Month

October is Residents’ Rights Month! This month, we are raising awareness of the core rights that every long-term care resident is entitled to receive. Residents’ rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 Nursing Home Reform Law. The law requires long-term care communities such as skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and residential care facilities to…

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Residents’ Rights Month

World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. The aim of World Alzheimer’s Day is to raise awareness of the disease, common symptoms, and risk factors. Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain condition that gradually deteriorates memory and cognitive abilities, among other things. It is the most frequent cause of dementia in older individuals. It is also…

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Legal Documents to Have in Place

Planning for the end of life is essential to ensure that our requests are respected and legally protected. It’s important to learn about the legal documents to have in place to ensure our end-of-life wishes are respected and protected. As we journey towards the end of life this can contribute towards peace of mind and…

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Legal Documents to Have in Place

VOYCE Statement on Vaccine Mandates for Nursing Home Staff

VOYCE shares this statement on vaccine mandates. On August 18, the Biden Administration announced that COVID-19 vaccination would soon be mandated for all employees of skilled nursing facilities that took Medicare and Medicaid or face the prospect of losing funding. VOYCE supports vaccine mandates for long-term care staff to protect residents. VOYCE believes that this…

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VOYCE Statement on Vaccine Mandates for Nursing Home Staff

Navigating Medicare and Medicaid

Although Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law in 1965, there continues to be a considerable degree of confusion around the programs and their respective eligibility requirements. It’s often not until faced with the reality and expense of paying for long-term care that many of us start to research the options available to us. According…

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Navigating Medicare and Medicaid

Financing Long-Term Care: Planning for Your Loved One and You

Most of us will require long-term care at some point in our lives. Planning for long-term care and its costs can seem like a complex experience however making time to plan and seeking expert advice earlier in life can give us greater peace of mind and more time to enjoy the comfort and company of…

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Financing Long-Term Care: Planning for Your Loved One and You

H.R. 3733- Essential Caregivers Act

VOYCE’s statement on the Essential Caregivers Act: COVID-19 has caused unimaginable devastation across our nation’s nursing homes. In March 2020, long-term care facilities across the country went on lockdown, violating the resident’s rights to visitation and leaving residents to live in total isolation. For over a year, residents lived without visits from friends and family….

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H.R. 3733- Essential Caregivers Act