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1 BrownRichards & Associates By Dr. Kathy Scott, R.N BrownRichards & Associates Understanding Services for the Aging The Emory WorkLife Resource Center

2 BrownRichards & Associates Objectives Learn about various services that can help older adults and their families Become educated about different housing options for older adults Learn where to find professional help

3 BrownRichards & Associates Types of Support Services Home care agencies & Home health agencies Meals on wheels Emergency response systems Senior centers Adult daycare Respite Hospice Transportation Support groups VA aid and attendance program

4 BrownRichards & Associates Who pays? Home and Community-based Services Medicare?Medicaid? Private insurance? Approximate cost Home Care Agencies NoPossiblyYes$16+ per hour Meals on Wheels NoPossiblyYesSliding scale or $2.50+ Emergency Response Systems NoPossiblyYesInstallment fee and $35+ per month Senior Centers NoPossiblyYesSliding scale or contribution Adult Daycare Services NoPossiblyYes$50 per day and higher Respite Care NoPossiblyYes$17+ per hour Hospice YesPossiblyYesSome fees Transportation NoPossiblyYesSliding scale if offered through county Support Groups NoFreeYesFree VA Aid and Attendance Programs No Yes

5 BrownRichards & Associates Housing Options for Seniors Independent living or retirement communities Low-income senior apartment communities (HUD) Assisted living communities Personal care homes Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities Support services in seniors home

6 BrownRichards & Associates Who pays? Housing Options for Seniors Medicare?Medicaid? Private insurance? Approximate cost Independent living or retirement community No Yes$1,800+ per month Low-income senior apartments (HUD housing) No YesBased on 30% of income Assisted-living communities No Yes$2,500+ Personal care homes NoYes $2,000+ Continuing Care Retirement Communities No YesBuy-in in thousands and monthly fee Nursing homes, skilled nursing, rehabilitation centers Minimal amountYes $5,000+ per month

7 BrownRichards & Associates Professional Help Is Available Emory WorkLife Resource Center (Resources) BrownRichards & Associates (Dependent care R&R) Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (Counseling and support) Support groups for caregivers (Families in Transition Education and Support Group at Emory) Wesley Woods (Local resource for programs and living options for seniors) Atlanta Regional Commission and Administration on Aging (National resource) Geriatric care managers Physicians and hospital social workers Elder law attorneys

8 BrownRichards & Associates Tie it Together and Be Ready Gather all of your parents documentation in one place, including wills, banking information, list of medications, doctors information, etc. Get a Power of Attorney in place. Have a living will in place for your parents so you know their wishes. Find out the local resource in the community in which they live. Contact the local area agency on aging (n4a.org for listings)

9 BrownRichards & Associates Tie it Together and Be Ready Talk with your siblings or family members to make sure everyone is on the same page. Contact Emory Worklife Resource Center or BrownRichards for resources and referrals. TALK with your parents. An open line of communication is the best way to assist older adults!

10 BrownRichards & Associates Resources BrownRichards & Associates (404) Emory WorkLife Resource Center Dependent Care Audrey Adelson (404)


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