Happy New Year to everyone from VOYCE, we hope that you had a great holiday season.

One of VOYCE’s core programs is our Education Series. VOYCE believes that 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.

Over the course of 2021, VOYCE delivered a series of online webinars directed at long-term care residents and their families, our Community Education Series. This program of education featured a range of experts presenting information on many aspects of long-term care including Medicare and Medicaid, guardianship, how to protect your financial assets, and self-care for caregivers.

In 2022 we resume our Community Education Series, sharing vital knowledge with the long-term care community.

As ever our education webinars are free to access for long-term care residents, their families, and those with a desire to improve their understanding of long-term care.

In our first Community Education webinar, on February 8, 12:00 p.m., Chien Hung, Program Director of VOYCE will present a session focusing on ‘What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home BEFORE You Move In’. This session will help explain the legal issues of leaving a long-term care facility, and what you can do to support a loved one who might be thinking about leaving a facility. We will explore and answer questions on residents’ rights and explain how as a family member you can protect a loved one throughout a nursing home’s eviction process.

Our Community Education Series webinars are free to access and take place on Zoom.

Upcoming Education Series Events

The Role of a Care Manager

March 8, 12:00 p.m.

Navigating the systems of care can feel like a complex and confusing experience. With so many choices and options to consider a personal care manager can help residents and their families make effective decisions on care choices and finding the right services.

Presented by Kristy Bull, BSBA, CMC, a professional care manager with Care Choice Management we’ll explore how to assess the level and type of care needed and learn what is involved in developing a care plan.

End of Life Care with Death Doulas

April 12, 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Maurya Cockrell, VOYCE Board member and founder of Leaves Speak Healthcare guides us through the work and role of a Death Doula. As the death positive and death empowerment movements continue to evolve and grow, we see an ever-increasing need to help bridge the critical gap at the end-of-life stage. Dying is a process we will all face at some point in our life’s journey. Doulas are advocates and allies who provide continuous, compassionate, non-judgmental care and informational support.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

May 10, 12:00 p.m.

By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia is projected to reach 12.7 million. As the size of the U.S. population age 65 and older continues to increase, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementias will grow.

Knowing how to identify the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s can make a great difference in terms of providing appropriate care and support for someone with Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association will present this session which is geared to identifying normal aging vs. a potential problem and discuss resources available to people in need of advice and support.

Still Have Questions? Contact our Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

Jamie McGeechan

Events and Sponsorship Coordinatorjmcgeechan@voycestl.org(314) 683-7077

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