Resources on Resident to Resident Mistreatment
Aggression between residents of long-term care facilities is a serious yet hidden problem. All residents have the right to be free from all forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and have rights if they have been subjected to mistreatment. Newly released from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and the National Center on Elder Abuse, this brochure (and large print fact sheet) identifies mistreatment, shares information about an individual’s rights, and offers resources where they can go for help. Hard copies of the resources are now available for sale in the Consumer Voice store.
Fact Sheets on Financial Exploitation in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities
Developed in part through a grant from the Administration on Aging for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), these Consumer Voice fact sheets discuss the prevention, detection and reporting of financial exploitation in assisted living and nursing homes. There are separate fact sheets for residents of assisted living facilities and nursing homes and their family members. The consumer fact sheets provide an overview of residents' rights and facility responsibilities related to resident finances, tips for protecting themselves and how to report incidents of financial abuse. The fact sheets for family and friends of residents also review residents' rights and facility responsibilities, highlight warning signs and how to report incidents of financial exploitation.
Resources on Medicaid
Fact Sheet on Medicaid options for long-term care.
Understanding Nursing Homes Admission Agreements
Nursing Home Admission Agreements: Think Twice Before Signing. A Guide for Nursing Home Residents and Their Families by the National Senior Citizens Law Center
Common Problems in Nursing Homes
20 Common Problems in Nursing Homes - and How to Resolve Them by Eric Carlson
Fact Sheet on the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
A wealth of national and state resources are available that promote quality long-term care. VOYCE encourages consumers to visit these resources to further their understanding and make the best long-term care decisions for themselves or their loved ones.
VOYCE offers a comprehensive Consumer Resource Guide on long-term care services and options in Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri. Learn More.
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