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A place for long-term care information, support, and solutions from the perspective of those who have been there. If you or your loved one are experiencing difficulty in obtaining the care you deserve, please call our Voices Anna Spinella Helpline 24/7 at 888-600-2375 or email Voices Help to connect with a Voices Volunteer. All of our services are free.
2014 Initiatives & Concerns
- First National Nursing Home Report Card: Our grades, Maine - A, Florida - B, Washington, D.C., - C, Maryland - D. Click here for more information.
- Long-Term Care Alternatives: Nursing homes are not the only solution to a need for long-term care. In many circumstances assisted living facilities, in-home, and community-based care are available. People on Medicaid will now find the Medicaid Waiver with Money Follows the Person is a real possibilty for those wishing to move out of a nursing home. Voices volunteers are available to answer your questions and provide advocacy through the process.
- MOLST ALERT: On April 1, 2012, every person in Maryland entering or living in a nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, hospice, kidney dialysis unit, or hiring in-home care services is required to have a Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) forms filled out and signed by a physician or nurse practitioner. In 2014 there is still no place for the person to sign indicating they agree with the provisions in this document. This is what an emergency room will use as a basis of treatment when emergency medical treatment is needed A copy is to be given to the patient within 48 hours. PROTECT YOURSELF --GET A COPY -- MAKE SURE IT REFLECTS YOUR WISHES! Click here for more details
- Independent Resident & Family Councils: Voices for Quality Care is developing a registery of independent Resident & Family Councils. Please register your Council with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.