County, providers discuss extended care

A free, information-only presentation about extended healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities will be held May 20 under the sponsorship of Pierce County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center and Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Pierce County Library Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E. in Tacoma.
Topics include in-home care, elder law, adult homes, memory care and assisted living.
“Life is fragile,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources. “For some people – even the youngest and healthiest individual, life can change in a blink with an accident or illness. For others, the gradual onset of disabilities may lead to need for extended care. In either case, knowing about community resources and how to tap into them is crucial.”