Every long-term care resident deserves to live a life of dignity with quality care while having their rights upheld. VOYCE’s in-person and online educational opportunities provide professionals with the tools to put Residents First.

Join VOYCE and long-term care administrators, social workers, and nursing staff from around the St. Louis region on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2023, at St. Louis University’s Margaret McCormick Doisy Learning Resource Center for the annual Long-Term Care Conference, focusing on Resident Rights.

Topic Tracks, Schedule, and Speakers

Topic Tracks for Residents First Conference: Residents' Rights, Doing It Right, Everyone's an Advocate, Forbidden Track

Topic Tracks

Residents’ Rights

Let’s discuss Residents’ Rights for all older adults living across the long-term care continuum. Gain knowledge from top professionals in the fields of LGBTQ+ rights, behavioral health and psychological changes, incapacitated person’s rights, and guardianship.

Doing It Right

This track covers crucial topics for those in Long-Term Care or Gerontology. We will cover interacting with dementia patients, responsible medication use, valid discharges, and conducting Level I & II assessments while upholding residents’ rights.

Everyone’s An Advocate

Formal training is not required to advocate for what’s right. Join us in Everyone’s An Advocate and gain the tools to lift your voice for yourself, your family, or the community. Knowledge is power! Join us in discussing advocacy, elder abuse, and how a family council can protect long-term care residents’ rights.

Forbidden Track

We are told to remain hush-hush about Sex, Drugs, and Death. When you refrain from discussing them, you don’t understand them, and later, you’ll have difficulty dealing with them. Come to the Forbidden Track, and we’ll discuss these topics loudly and proudly!


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