At VOYCE, we educate and empower individuals and their families for quality living across the continuum of long-term care. Join us for one of our informative webinars, and look through long-term resources.

Community and Family Education Events

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In the meantime, you can check out our most recent session Creating Holiday Joy in the Shadow of a Pandemic.

Long-Term Care Resources

New to long-term care? Have questions and don’t know where to look? Check out our resources below.

Long Term Care Options for Seniors

43% of individuals requiring long-term care are younger than the age of 65. By the time an individual reaches the age of 75, there’s a 50% chance they’ll need long-term care. Long-term care includes a wide range of medical and support services provided over an extended period of time.

Caregiver Issue Brief

This report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current data available.

Caregiving in the United States 2015

The AARP looks at a 2015 report that examines what caregiving looks like in the United States.

Missouri State Resources for Seniors

Every state has an Aging Services Division dedicated to providing frail seniors with home and community-based services, so that they can continue living in their own homes. Many states also offer caregiver assistance programs that provide family caregivers with information, counseling, and respite services.

A Planning Guide for Families

When saving for college, paying a mortgage, investing in a retirement account, most Americans understand why it’s important to plan for the future. But when it comes to caring for an aging loved one, most families don’t have a plan until there is a problem. This article will help you set up a caregiving plan for your family.

Living in a Nursing Home: Myths and Realities

Many myths, or misconceptions, persist about nursing facility life. This guide is for patients and their families to know the difference between the myths and the realities of life in a nursing facility.

9 Signs Your Elderly Parent Needs Help

As they age, your parents will begin to need more and more help. But how do you know when to step in? Here are nine signs that your parents may need help right now, and who you can reach out to for that help.

Before you make any decisions about long-term care, talk to someone you trust to understand more about other long-term care services and support services.

Find Nursing Homes Near You

Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the Country.

9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

Start by prioritizing problems, taking it slow, and accepting your limits when it comes to helping a loved one age well.

Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. One survey showed that 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible (by The United States of Aging Survey-AARP).

Senior Home Care Guide

The 2010 US census found that 3.1% of seniors were nursing home residents. Rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living, many seniors choose in-home care support. This guide details information needed to utilize home care.

How Do I Select the Right Home Care Provider

Following is a checklist of questions to ask providers and other individuals who may know about the provider’s track record. Their insight will help you determine which provider is best for you or your loved one.

5 Requirements to Qualify for Medicare Home Health Care

Medicare Home Health Care must be requested by a doctor and fulfilled by a Medicare-certified home health agency.

Telehealth and Seniors

As technology continues to improve, telehealth options are increasing. Telehealth is a particularly important option for seniors, as it can increase independence and provide options for working with their healthcare provider.

Financial Assistance for Long-Term Care

This blog post addresses common concerns for those paying for long-term care and provides additional resources to visit as you navigate the complicated world of long-term care financing.

Medicare Resources


Medicare in Missouri

You can get long-term care help through programs provided by Senior and Disability Services, as discussed in this website.

Medicare Changes in 2020

Medicare Interactive provides information about the changes to Medicare in 2020.

How to Complete Medicare Enrollment Forms

As you approach the age of 65, you’ll want to make sure you enroll in the Medicare insurance plan that may suit your needs. To do so, you need to know how to sign up for Medicare and which Medicare application forms to complete.

Medicare and Medicaid: What are They and How Can They Help Me?

Medicare is a health coverage program provided by the federal government. Medicaid is a Federal and State program, offering health coverage to low-income residents.

Area Agencies on Aging and Services

This network of offices throughout Missouri provides local help to Medicare beneficiaries. Local services include legal assistance and help with health-care issues.

Missouri CLAIM

They are a nonprofit organization providing free, unbiased information about Medicare to Missourians. Their goal is to provide local counselors to help you get the most from your Medicare benefits.

Livanta

The official Quality Improvement Organization for the state of Missouri, Livanta, offers information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, and their families. They help with beneficiary discharge appeals and other Medicare-related issues.

Medicaid Resources


About the Affordable Care Act

Contains the full panel-body of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 

Missouri Medicaid/MO HealthNet Income & Asset Limits for Nursing Homes & In-Home Long-Term Care

Medicaid, which is called MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a wide-ranging, jointly funded state and federal health care program. Through MO HealthNet, many groups of low-income people, including pregnant women, families, and the blind, disabled, and elderly are able to receive medical and care assistance. 

Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Medicaid and CHIP provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Missouri Medicaid Long-Term Care Eligibility

Learning the Medicaid eligibility basics for Missouri.

Applying for Medicaid: How to Complete a Medicaid Application

It’s possible to be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. If you think you might qualify, you need to fill out a Medicaid application. If you do qualify, Medicaid can help pay for your Medicare premiums, deductibles, and/or coinsurance.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for the MO HealthNet (Medicaid)

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Missouri, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. 

What’s Up with a COVID-19 Vaccine?

This blog post explores the latest news and information about a COVID-19 vaccine.

Visiting Your Loved One

This blog post explains the new guidance surrounding visitation during COVID-19.

What Does this Camera Bill Mean for You?

This blog post explains the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act, how it affects families and professionals, and provides links to all the resources you need if you are thinking about putting a camera in your loved one’s LTC community.

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