It has been more than half a year since we started fighting COVID-19, but people are still facing difficulties finding reliable information. Protocols vary from state to state, and policy has been changing rapidly. That is why it is hard for people to catch up on all the news worldwide, especially for older adults who cannot easily access the information. Thus, VOYCE wants to address the most up-to-date news of COVID-19 and long-term care in Missouri.

Missouri COVID Cases

  • As of September 30, there have been at least 131,772 cases and 2,220 deaths in the state of Missouri, according to a New York Times database.
  • New reported cases had been increasing since June, but these past few days, cases are decreasing. New reported deaths have been decreasing for a few days as well.
  • As the fall semester begins, there were 5,118 cases reported that are connected to colleges and universities.
  • Please see the interactive Missouri COVID-19 dashboard.

COVID-19 Nursing Home Data

  • According to the CMS dataset, as of September 20, there have been at least 2956 cases and 439 deaths in Missouri’s skilled nursing facilities. Also, there were about 260 confirmed cases on the week of September 14.
  • About 18 percent of the deaths in Missouri nursing homes are COVID-19 deaths.
  • More than 95 percent of Missouri’s long-term care facilities can test COVID-19 for all current residents and their staff/personnel within the next seven days.
  • For more information on COVID-19 and nursing home data, please visit the CMS website.

More Resources

VOYCE is always opened to people who need long-term care resources or who want to discuss the new nursing home visitation policies. Please contact 314-918-8222 to find your Regional Ombudsman Coordinator or VOYCEconnect Coordinator.


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    Blanche on January 4, 2021

    When and where will seniors be able to get their Covid-919 shots in Nixa, Missouri

    1. 2
      lsykes on January 4, 2021

      Thank you for reaching out, Blanche. Nixa, Missouri is in a region covered by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks. Their website is The Regional Ombudsman Coordinator there is named Connie Payne. I would recommend reaching out to her at 419-862-3598 or, as she would better be able to answer your question.

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    Susan Meyer on April 28, 2021

    I have a lot of left over catheter supplies that Hospice had brought to my house for my husband. He has since passed and I would like to donate them. Do you know where I can donate? Thank you, Sue

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      lsykes on April 28, 2021

      Hello, Susan. I do not know of any places that accept catheter supplies. However, you can contact this organization: They might be able to help you find a place to donate these supplies.

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