Answers for the Aging Adult and for the Adult Children of Aging Parents

New Milford VNA & Hospice has parterned with Senior Care Resources of Western Connecticut to offer an exciting community enrichment program  of courses: instructors include local doctors, nurses, attorneys, social workers, and related health careand financial professionals. This is a tremendous opportunity to learn about local resources for senior care.

The classes are FREE of charge but registration is necessary.
Click here to download registration form and detailed course information

SESSION 1: Living Options
What types of communities and facilities are available for people over 55, both with and without care needs? Is it possible to manage in the home if you have care needs?

SESSION 2: Health Insurance for Seniors
What kind of insurance is available? What insurance do you need as you age? Learn about Medicare, Medigap, and long term care insurance and what seniors and their families need to know about who pays what, what is covered, and what is not.

SESSION 3: Estate Planning and Legal Needs
Do You Have Your Ducks in a Row? Learn about Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Wills, and Living Trusts. Learn which documents are critical.

SESSION 4: Is it Normal Aging or is it Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or Depression?
Presenters will discuss the signs of dementia and the actions or behaviors that are cause for concern, as well as what options are available for treatment and meeting care needs.

SESSION 5: The Financial Burden of Aging – Who Pays?
Learn about Reverse Mortgages, Medicare, Veteran’s Benefits, and State Assistance programs such as Connecticut Home Care for Elders and Medicaid.

SESSION 6: What are Palliative Care, Hospice, and Advance Directives?
Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care that focuses on palliative or comfort care, i.e., pain and symptom management. It focuses not on a cure, but on the quality of life. Learn about the care and supportive services that are brought to the patient through hospice, whether he or she lives at home, in assisted living, a skilled nursing facility, or the hospital. Thinking about your choices today, no matter what your age, can improve your quality of life in the future and ease the burden on your family while providing the best assurance that these decisions will reflect your own values and desires.