Voices: For Dignity of People in Nursing Homes – Casual for a Cause

 Casual for a Cause

Payne Wealth Partners happily participates in Casual for a Cause as the program reflects our commitment to community perfectly. Team members choose a charity to support each quarter to which they make a personal monetary donation and then dress casual on Friday.

As a company, Payne Wealth Partners also provides a monetary donation to the charity. One of our core values is community. We value sharing our resources, time and talents with our local community, and Casual for a Cause participation is one of many ways we do so.

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Voices - Upholding the rights and dignity of nursing home residents.

No one in a long-term care home in our community should be without someone to be their voice —someone to speak up and fight for their rights to be treated with dignity and respect as individuals. VOICES, Inc. was founded in 1980 to be the voice for elders in long-term care homes in Vanderburgh County. In addition to direct advocacy, The Long-Term Care Ombudsman at VOICES, Inc. provides information and referral services pertaining to all issues surrounding long-term care such as: admission, rights of residents, Medicaid, Medicare, advance directives, eviction, care plans, abuse/neglect and leaving the home.

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Independence! Oh, how Wonderful it is!

Not having any family, Mildred had lived by herself for many years and prided herself on being an independent woman. When she gave up her house and her neighborhood to move into a nursing home, she adjusted slowly. The one thing that kept her going was the fact she had made some friends in the nursing home and was able to use her electric wheelchair to visit them. Mildred also treasured the ability to get herself to activities, the dining room and go outside to watch the birds. When Mildred had her electric wheelchair taken away by the staff, VOICES, Inc. advocated for its return. Mildred didn’t have to feel helpless and wait at the mercy of staff to push her wherever she wanted to go. Her independence was restored!

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No one should be treated as trash.

For John to keep up his strength, he was taking a nap one afternoon in his room at a local nursing home. As he laid his head on his pillow, he was comfortable in the knowledge he was receiving the medical care he needed and was warmed by the thoughts of others around him who had become his friends. All of a sudden, staff came barging through his door, threw what little possessions he had in black garbage bags and told him he was going to a homeless shelter.

After John arrived at the homeless shelter, he called VOICES, Inc. VOICES was there to speak up and fight for John so he was able to return to the nursing home (his home). He was again surrounded by his friends and received the medical care he needed.

VOICES is the only agency with certified staff specifically trained to speak up for local elders in long-term care homes and fight for their rights.

In addition, each year VOICES, Inc. collects close to 2,000 holiday cards, lovingly made by local children, and delivers them to long-term care residents.Payne-Wealth-Voices-Cause-cards1

In the spring, VOICES, Inc. partners with local businesses to collect thousands of dollars’ worth of sleepwear, blankets, and socks to be given to residents who need a little warmth in their lives.

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For more information about the work of VOICES, Inc, go to www.voicesinc.info or find us on Facebook. All services are free and confidential.

2425 U.S. Hwy 41 N., Ste 405
Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: 812-423-2927
www.voicesinc.info

February 3, 2016

Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Michelle Motta

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