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

Read our official 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 essential friends and…

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H.R. 3733- Essential Caregivers Act

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