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We are a group of citizens dedicated to helping individuals live with dignity, comfort and peace as they near the end of life. Our mission is to serve as a broad-based community network to educate the members of the community and advocate for people with life-threatening illnesses and end of life concerns. We are delighted to have you join us.
The next meeting of the Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics  will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. on TBA, 2015, in the activity room of Trezevant Terrace, located at 3437 Waynoka Avenue.

Deciding on a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living Community

August 15, from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

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Consumer Education Presentation: Deciding on a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living Community

Saturday, August 15, from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

Family caregivers and people needing an increased level of care often feel confused about how to choose a place that is right for them. This presentation will provide answers to the kinds of questions people often ask:

● How do I know if more care is needed?

● Who can help me decide which type of facility will meet my needs?

● How do I know what I can afford?

● How can I compare the quality of care at different facilities?

● What should I look for?

● What questions should I ask?

Mary Ann Capocaccia, RN, BPS, MSN, CPHQ. Parish Nurse & Retired Nursing Home Administrator
Marlene Siegel, MSW, LAPSW, Administrator, Ave Maria Home & certified Long Term Care surveyor

Our apologies for the quality of the recordings.

Audio Files for the Presentation
Part 1 - 9 minutes - Soft Audio

Part 2 - 47 mnutes - Audio Louder

This presentation provided answers to questions caregivers asked about services that are available for older or disabled adults and for veterans who need in-home care. It covered TennCare, Medicare, Veterans's Benefits and Hospice.

Resources for Managing Care at Home with Precilla Bobo, BS, Lead Information and Assistance Specialist for the Choices Program,
Aging Commission of the Mid-South and Sue Stevens, MSW, LCSW, Retired Chief, Social Work Service, VA Medical Center, Memphis

● What services are available for older or disabled adults?
● Does Medicare cover in-home services?

● What is the Choices Program?
● What TennCare services are available? Are they all income based?
● What community and home based services are available for Veterans? How would a Veteran get approved for these services? What is the difference between VA Aid and Attendance and in-home services?

We send out a monthly Comfort Care Update and periodic announcement of events of interest via listserver. To join our e-mail list and be kept up to date with our meeting times and places, e-mail Emily at efoxhill (at) aol (dot) com and ask to be added to the Comfort Care e-list.

More Information and Directions to Trezevant Terrace

Programs to Educate the Consumer at Benjamin Hooks Central Library
Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Deciding on a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living Community