â€œUsing Medicaid: Medicaid Eligibility and Other Resourcesâ€ – a free, informational workshop sponsored by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center â€“ is scheduled in February to provide basic information about Medicaid, including services that are covered, eligibility requirements, spend-down and personal financial consequences.
While the focus will be on Medicaid for older adults, the presentation will include coverage of other healthcare options for all ages.
The workshop will be held Feb. 11 at two times and locations in Tacoma (the Pierce County Annex, main conference room, 12:10-12:50Â p.m., 2401 S. 35th St., and Peoples Retirement Community, 7-8 p.m.,Â 1720 E. 67th St.), and again on Feb. 13 at the County-City Building, from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., at 930 Tacoma Ave. S. in Tacoma.
â€œMedicaid is an important tool,â€ said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Aging and Disability Resources.Â â€œFamilies should know about it, how it works, the advantages and disadvantages and the many other resources available in the community.â€
Additional information is available from Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 5462-0332.