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January 13, 2021
6:30 PM
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Begins at 6:30 p.m.
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Options for the Future: Living Choices for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Have you ever considered what you would do or how you would get information if you were faced with the care of a loved one? It can happen suddenly to younger adults or gradually with time. Most families have little knowledge of the resources that are available. Often it is difficult to know where to turn. Join us for an informational presentation given by experts in our community on options for aging adults and people with disabilities in Pierce County.

Online Panel Focuses on Extended Care of a Loved One

Long term care is commonly associated with age.  But increasingly younger adults find themselves in need of services following accidents, unexpected illnesses or chronic conditions.  One third of residents in long term care facilities are under 65 years.  And many more receive long term care services in their own home.  

“Options for the Future: Living Choices for Older Adults & People with Disabilities” is a free, information-only opportunity to learn about the wide variety of services and resources in Pierce County.  A panel of local experts will address a variety of topics including in-home care, adult day programs, geriatric care management, elder law, adult family homes, assisted living, skilled nursing homes, memory care, Medicare, Medicaid and community resources in Pierce County.

“When it comes to long term care options, we are very lucky to live in Pierce County,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources.  “Whether because of a sudden accident or illness or a long-term condition, families and individuals often encounter the need for some form of long-term care.  There are many options and those options can seem confusing especially when families have to make choices in a crisis setting.  Knowing about community resources in advance and how to tap into them – and pay for them – is crucial.”

Long term care services include medical and non-medical care for people with a chronic illness or disability.  Most long-term care services assist people with “Activities of Daily Living,” such as dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom.  Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, or in a facility.

“Options for the Future” will be held twice in January and advance registration is required.  
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Register online in advance at:
Join by phone at 253-215 8782 – Webinar ID: 949 9962 5589
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Register online in advance at:
Join by phone at 253-215-8782 – Webinar ID: 979 8468 3309
The event is an information-only presentation jointly sponsored by Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources.

Participants will have the chance to learn about services and resources and ask questions of local professionals in the long-term care services network.  For more information about the workshop, call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600.