AGING ISSUES

Below are several presentations on issues seniors encounter as they age – wills and trusts, hospice, dementia, medical directives, palliative care to reduce pain and suffering, housing and care alternatives, financing elder care, and insurance.

NOTICE – WHERE POSSIBLE WE IDENTIFY BOTH SLIDES AND VIDEOS OF THE PRESENTATION.  WE ADVISE THAT YOU VIEW THE SLIDES FIRST TO DETERMINE IF THE TOPIC IS OF INTEREST TO YOU.  IF IT IS, THEN STREAM THE VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND THE DETAIL.

New for November 2021

Grieving and the Grieving Process

The Aging Information Sub-Committee presents a 3 part series on the Grieving Process:

Myths About Grief and What to Expect When Grieving – Grief 101 by Cynthia R. Palmer, Grief Support Services Manager at Hospice of Michigan (HOM)
Video Link. Presentation Slides.

The Grieving Process and How Do You Go On with Your Life – Our Alzheimer’s Journey by Kanu KC Mehta, NCRO Aging Information Sub-Committee Member
Video Link. Presentation Slides.

Nurturing Yourself and the Resources Offered by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, by Jeannine Roach, Manager of Health Promotion, Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Video Link. Presentation Slides.

NEW FOR JUNE 2021

Aging In Place and Senior Housing Options
This webinar was presented by the NCRO in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging 1-B and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan. You hear from a panel of senior care experts talk about housing and care options as you age. The webinar covers resources that can help you remain at home as you age, long-term care and senior housing options, and things to consider when moving into senior housing  Video link only https://youtu.be/IqM04_1F64g

FEBRUARY 2021

Misappropriation or misuse of the funds of an older and/or vulnerable adult
Includes fraud, family or friend exploitation and a review of the website https://www.olderadultnestegg.com/ Presentation slides link. Video link

FALL 2020

Solving the Mystery of Hospice – You are introduced to hospice care and what to expect when selecting a hospice care facility. Learn about the services that a hospice team provides, when it is time for hospice and what to look for in a hospice provider.   The speaker is Barb Hendrickson, B.S., from Angelica Hospice.  Presentation slides link. Video link.

Dementia & End of Life Needs, Care & Solutions – You will learn about the care for family members with dementia. Gain a better understanding & awareness of the signs & symptoms of Dementia.   Presenter: Lynn Leach, R.N., BA., Angelica Hospice. Presentation slides link. Video link. 

Estate Planning for Our Strange New World – This talk discusses wills and trusts, and has been updated to reflect the Covid world we now live in. The speaker is Diana Moak, a partner in Pugh Moak, a family law firm which specializes in estate planning, special needs planning, and elder law and advocacy. Presentation slides link. Video link.

2018 and 2019 PRESENTATIONS

Advance Directives The advanced care and patient advocate documents refer to and state a seniors needs in case he/she is incapacitated and or unconscious. Presentation slides link. Video link.

Avoiding HC Dilemmas Three hypothetical examples of seriously ill seniors who did not have the necessary care instructions beforehand. Presentation slides link.  Video link 1. Video link 2. Video link 3.

Palliative vs Curative Care The Medical profession focuses on curing illness even when it increases a patient’s pain. Palliative medical care tries to minimize suffering. It can be used along with curative care or alone as death approaches. Presentation slides link. Video link.

Long Term Housing and Living Options Older seniors often need to consider home modifications and other living alternatives, such as nursing homes. Some communities offer PACE programs for day activities, allowing seniors to remain home longer. Presentation slides link. Video link.

Estate Planning and Elder Law – Discusses how to pay for long term care costs. (2016 presentation) Christopher Berry, Elder Law attorney Presentation slides link. Video link.

Long Term Care Paying Strategy 2019 presentation From an insurance agent.  Discusses alternatives for paying for senior long term care costs, including insurance, Medicaid, savings and disposing of fixed assets. Presentation slides link. Video link.

Video – Life Insurance should even be considered by Retirees – by Bob Goldenthal of the NCRO