Preparing for health emergencies

Oct 20th, 2015 | By | Category: News

“Options for the Future: Living Choices for Older Adults and People with Disabilities” is the title of a free, information-only presentation on services and resources in Pierce County to help families cope with health emergencies.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lakewood branch of Pierce County Library System, located at 6300 Wildaire Road SW. in Lakewood, and is jointly sponsored by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources and the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County.
Topics will include in-home care, geriatric care management, elder law, adult family homes, assisted living, skilled-nursing homes, memory care, Medicare, Medicaid and community resources. The audience will have a chance to ask questions of local long-term care professionals and get personalized information.
“Be prepared is much more than a Boy Scout motto,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources. “But it is so very true. It is absolutely amazing how people handle emergencies in their life when they have good, basic information. Decisions are more clear-headed and outcomes are much more positive. We can’t stress enough the benefits of knowing about options and taking advantage of the right ones.”
“Options for the Future: Living Choices for Older Adults and People with Disabilities” is the title of a free, information-only presentation on services and resources in Pierce County to help families cope with health emergencies.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lakewood branch of Pierce County Library System, located at 6300 Wildaire Road SW. in Lakewood, and is jointly sponsored by Pierce County Community Connections Aging and Disability Resources and the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County.
Topics will include in-home care, geriatric care management, elder law, adult family homes, assisted living, skilled-nursing homes, memory care, Medicare, Medicaid and community resources. The audience will have a chance to ask questions of local long-term care professionals and get personalized information.
“Be prepared is much more than a Boy Scout motto,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources. “But it is so very true. It is absolutely amazing how people handle emergencies in their life when they have good, basic information. Decisions are more clear-headed and outcomes are much more positive. We can’t stress enough the benefits of knowing about options and taking advantage of the right ones.”
Additional information is available from Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.

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