“Home is Best: Aging Well at Home”


Event details

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6 p.m.
  • Wyndam Place Senior Residence, 2551 Crossgate Dr.
  • Age limit: Not available

A growing number of Americans are entering retirement, and although most of them plan to continue to live at home, many need more information about services available to help, according to the AARP. A survey of AARP members found nine out of 10 think it's extremely or very important to have long-term care services that help family members stay in their own homes, but same survey found that only about half of those interviewed felt well informed about such services.

These numbers are motivating local service providers to do more to educate the public. Next week, local nonprofit Midland Care is collaborating with Lawrence Therapy Services, A Helping Hand Home Care and Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging to present the program: “Home is Best: Aging Well at Home.” The program is free, open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 27th at 6:00 pm at Wyndam Place Senior Residence, 2551 Crossgate Drive in Lawrence. Representatives from all of the agencies will be on hand to answer questions.

Midland Care offers a number of programs to help seniors live independently, including home health, home support, respite care for caregiving and PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care of the Elderly).

Midland Care CEO Karren Weichert explained: “in 2013, we served nearly 300 people in our home health and home support programs, and almost 200 seniors in PACE. All of these programs are designed to help people age at home and all are growing. We offer a whole range of services depending on need, including things like light housekeeping, companionship, health care, physical therapy and hospice care, all in the patient’s home.”

Individuals interested in more information about available service or Tuesday’s program may contact Midland Care’s Lawrence office, located at 319 Perry at 785-842-3627.


Nicole Young 3 years, 2 months ago

There is still no place like home, that's why majority of seniors and long-term care recipients prefer to be taken cared at home. But this is only applicable if the care recipient's condition only require services that can be managed at home. According to http://www.infolongtermcare.org/ home care is more effective nowadays due to the development of home care technologies like telehealth which allows remote monitoring of patients so they can stay in the comfort of their home. In addition, a research project was conducted by a a non-profit association for home health care which aims to educate and broaden the understanding about home health care delivery and to make long-term care services at home more effective. Educating the public about long-term care information may be able to reduce hospital readmission by providing care effectively at home, and will help us save a lot of money, after all, the most affordable long-term care setting is at home

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