What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home BEFORE You Move In

Tuesday, February 8, 12:00 p.m.

Navigating long-term care can feel difficult. From choosing facilities, how we will pay for our long-term care, and knowing what to do when things aren’t working out at a care facility. To better protect ourselves and our loved ones, it’s important to be aware of residents’ legally protected rights, especially when leaving a nursing home.

Chien Hung, program director of VOYCE will present important information relating to nursing home discharges, eviction, and residents’ voluntary leaving of a nursing home facility. Chien will highlight the resident’s rights and present important information on how to protect a loved one who is being evicted from a nursing home. We will explore how to contest a discharge and the appeal process.

Chien Y. Hung, MSW, MA-G, RYT, serves as the Program Director of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, VOYCEconnect, and the Mental Wellness Programs. Chien holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University (2005), as well as a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Lindenwood University (2015). From 2005 to 2016, Chien worked with clients struggling with critical medical/mental conditions, substance usage issues, and homelessness. Chien has extensive experience in Psychotherapy, Gerontology, case management, community outreach, and long-term care.

This session will take place on Zoom and registration is free to all.

Upcoming Community Education Series

See our upcoming Community Education Series program here

VOYCE believes that in order for all long-term care residents to make the greatest use of their rights, it is important that families and professionals have up-to-date knowledge. That is why VOYCE provides educational opportunities for individuals and their loved ones across the continuum of long-term care and why we work to encourage personal and professional growth for those working in long-term care.

VOYCE also works within the community to educate businesses and communities, ensuring that everyone has the most current and relevant information about the rights and care of one of our most vulnerable populations.

Interested in supporting our education initiatives? Find out more about sponsorship opportunities!

Protecting our Elders

We all want to ensure our elders are protected, looked after, and kept safe. Empowering ourselves and our loved ones through education is one of the best ways we can make sure to make better-informed decisions about our long-term care choices. It’s important that we can spot signs of elder abuse to ensure that our loved ones are protected. The National Center on Elder Abuse provides insightful and practical information on elder abuse prevention, detection, and intervention. There are educational materials available on a wide range of elder abuse issues including:

Find more of the NCEA’s educational and awareness materials, accessible in multiple languages in our NCEA publications database.

COVID Testing

Testing remains a key tool to keeping Missourians safe and well and there are a variety of ways in which to obtain a COVID test free of charge. Testing ensures that we can keep ourselves and our vulnerable populations safe.

The latest information, including testing events and locations, can always be found at www.health.mo.gov/communitytest.

A simple test can provide peace of mind. Missouri provides several options for obtaining a free COVID-19 PCR test without any symptom criteria. The opportunities for testing include:

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