Beginning in August, the United Way Area Agency on Aging’s Long-term Care Ombudsman Program will conduct an informative three-part webinar series on long-term care. The series will address the various types of long-term care options available, how you may participate in the care of a loved one and how to safeguard the rights of residents in a long-term care facility.
Our Long-term Care Ombudsman team understands how difficult it can be to navigate long-term care and to deal many of the issues you or your loved one may face. These webinars are designed to help answer questions and provide information that everyone can use.
For a brief overview of each of the three monthly sessions, please see the descriptions below and register for any or all of the three dates. Registration is free.
August 18, 2021 at 12 Noon — Does my loved one need long-term care? What are my options?
In this webinar, we will discuss the differences between independent living, assisted living, nursing homes and hospice. We will also discuss other Area Agency on Aging programs, as well as Medicaid waiver programs, designed to help people remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
September 15, 2021 at 12 Noon — How can I participate in my loved one’s care while they are in a long-term care facility?
In this webinar, the Long-term Care Ombudsman team will discuss the following questions concerning your ability to determine and affect your loved one’s care: What is a care plan? Why are they important? What are resident and family councils? Who can participate? Am I asking the right questions to the right person?
October 13, 2021 at 12 Noon — What rights do long-term care residents have?
Just because a person lives in long-term care does not mean that he or she has given up all individual rights. In this webinar, we will discuss residents’ rights and how residents can use them to advocate for themselves and make many of their own decisions.