Understanding Your Rights as a Resident

The myths surrounding the rights of residents in long-term care (LTC) communities are pervasive. There’s an assumption that when someone becomes a resident of an LTC community, they are saying goodbye to most freedoms, especially choice. Fortunately for residents, these myths are untrue.

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Understanding Your Rights as a Resident

A Daughter’s Story

For a while now, my mother has been living with multiple sclerosis (MS). We decided to transfer her to a long-term care community that aims to look after many others like her with the same diagnosis. Last year, she developed dental issues because of oral hygiene problems and needed a dental extraction. Her insurance provider…

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A Daughter’s Story

What’s Up with a COVID-19 Vaccine?

It seems the latest pandemic news is revolving around the production of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now that several groups worldwide have entered Phase 3 clinical trials, we at VOYCE thought it was a good time for some updates! Here’s a discussion of what we know right now.

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What’s Up with a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Important New Rules for Use of Cameras in Resident Rooms

VOYCE would like to extend another big thank you to Missouri Representative Jim Murphy (District 094) and VOYCE’s Grants and Public Policy Coordinator Nicole Lynch for a robust discussion on the new law surrounding Authorized Electronic Monitoring. If you could not join us on August 18 for the overview and Q&A with Representative Murphy and Nicole,…

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Important New Rules for Use of Cameras in Resident Rooms

Elder Abuse: What Is It and How Do We Recognize It?

If you suspect elder abuse, call 1-800-392-0210 or report online Elder abuse is a rampant problem, affecting an estimated 16 percent of adults age 60 or older. These numbers are still lower than the actual average, as elder abuse, like many other forms of abuse, is wildly underreported. 

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Elder Abuse: What Is It and How Do We Recognize It?

A Resident’s Story

I always had been a very active person all my life until a debilitating stroke left me with partial control of the left side of my body, making it impossible for me to live at home. I consequently moved into a long-term care community, but I never gave up my dream to return to live…

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A Resident’s Story