As we age, we are constantly faced with change, but possibly none as overwhelming as the change that comes with waning health. Long term care is a common part of retirement and considering 7 in 10 American seniors will need long term care at one point, you’d think it would be a common part of retirement planning, too. Sadly, it is not.
Long Term Care Education
The decisions that come along with aging, retirement, and long term care can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure where to start looking for answers. Fortunately, more resources are popping up all over the place to help Boomers thinking about retirement plan for their future.
An educational series about caregiving, long term care, and aging is scheduled in Houston throughout the month of July, according to an article in the Houston Chronicle. Two organizations in Houston have joined together to present this lecture series, which will include input from area experts.
Free of charge and open to the public, the series is called the Houston ElderAge Lecture Series and it will include three separate lectures held on the last three Tuesdays in July. The lecture series is co-sponsored by Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services and the Alzheimer’s Association with the intent to help educate area seniors on the options they have for long term care. Each of the three lectures is themed and will discuss one major facet of long term care.
The first lecture focuses on choices associated with caregiving and helps people get a better grasp of when in the long term care process to make certain decisions. These include decisions like when is the right time to start looking at care options and how to choose between the many different types of care settings like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, community care, and home care.
The second lecture is based around the cost of long term care. Panel experts will discuss the many different financial programs in place that people associate with long term care, like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and how they actually fit into the equation. Covering the cost of long term care is often what people have the most trouble with, so this lecture will be especially beneficial to those people looking into the facts of long term care.
The third lecture is about staying fit and healthy for as long as possible as you age. On the panel of experts at the final lecture will be a dietician and a neuropsychologist to discuss the many different ways to achieve both physical and mental health and how to maintain it throughout your golden years.
Attend the Event
The lecture series will be held at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center at 5601 S. Braeswood Boulevard in Houston on Tuesday, July 15, 22, and 29. Each of the three lectures will begin at 7 pm. Though admission is free, seating is said to be limited, so if you would like to RSVP in advance, you can do so by calling this number: 713-314-1313.
Planning for long term care is much more than just setting aside from money. It involves cultivating your health and your financial wealth to best prepare yourself for the risk that lies ahead. We help Texans navigate their long term care options to prepare them for the financial risks that await in retirement. To learn more about planning for long term care, click here.