If you or someone you know is caring for an elderly person, you know it is a huge undertaking, but it doesn't have to become a burden, if you do your research early. There are several meetings coming up to help you understand what your options are for elder care. Joining the Eyewitness Morning News to explain are Erin Kolb with Poydras Home and Betty Landreaux with Home Care Solutions.
Four elder care options-
- In home non-medical sitter
- Adult day programs
- Assisted living
- Skilled nursing homes
The first meeting on "Know your elder care options before you need them" is this Thursday, March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Poydras Home, 5354 Magazine Street. It's a six-part series that continues through the fall, and for more information, click here.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Topic: Elder Law Issues
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Topic: Intergenerational Activities For The Elderly and Families
Thursday, September 11 - Topic: What Is Long-Term Care Insurance And When Do I Need To Buy It?
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Topic: Navigating the Health Insurance Maze (Including sign-up info. for Medicare Part D)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. - Topic: Symptoms and Strategies For Families Living With Alzheimer's Disease