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

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 to 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…

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Make LGBTQ Elders Feel Welcome and Cared For

The Interplay of Aging and the Social Determinants of Health

Thank you to Dr. Maurya D. Cockrell for contributing to 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…

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The Interplay of Aging and the Social Determinants of Health