Giving a voice to our
Who We Are
Voices For Seniors was founded by two sisters, Vivian Rivera Zayas and Alexa Rivera. Their journey sadly began the day their mother, Ana Martinez suddenly and unexpectedly died in a Long Island nursing home. A mother whom they were informed by the nursing home was "fine" and due to go home soon. They were looking forward to her homecoming only to find out that the nursing home had not been truthful with them regarding their mother's health. Their precious mother was not "fine" and had contracted coronavirus, she had become gravely ill, and was deteriorating. The nursing home's lies and omissions led to their mother's death two days after they had been reassured of her health. Their mother's untimely death has fueled their tireless efforts to seek answers, accountability, and change so that no senior or their family will ever again endure the pain they have endured. We welcome you to join their journey in giving voices to our seniors.
The Covid pandemic has brought to light what many have known all along, that many nursing/rehabilitation facilities offer our seniors subpar care. Too often these establishments are short staffed, have poorly trained personnel and a culture of profits over the quality of our elderly's care. We will continue to shed a light on the injustices they experience in hopes to effect change.