Join us for another Mercy Alumnae Association Virtual Event
The workshop will provide information regarding Eldercare Services. Whether it is for parent or for the participant directly the Eldercare system is complicated to access and to navigate. It is important to begin to understand how to begin to plan.
Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7 pm
Featuring Linda Griffin Worden '71
Worden Eldercare Consulting, a geriatric care management company
Eldercare is a broad term used to describe the options that are available as we age. It is system that is complicated and difficult to navigate. It is often very overwhelming. It involves medical, legal and financial planning.
Eldercare services include Home Care, Assisted Living, Long Term Care, Adult Day Care and private caregivers. This workshop will address each of these as well as how these services are paid. Medicare, Medicaid, VA, Long Term Care Insurance all have limitations and some services are not reimbursed at all.
The US Department of Health and Human Services predicts that 70 percent of Americans over 65 will require some type of long-term care at some point in the future. The costs could exceed $75,000 a year.
Planning for Eldercare needs is critical. Many people wait until the crisis is happening.
At the end of the workshop, you will have a better understanding of Eldercare services and how to access and navigate this complicated system.
After graduating from Mercy High School in 1971, Linda received her RN from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph College, and a Masters in Public Health from UConn.
Linda started her career as a staff nurse at St. Francis Hospital, progressing into administrative and management positions involved with health and hospice care at various community organizations and corporations. After working in community health care as agency administrator for most of her career, she identified an unmet need and founded Worden Eldercare Consulting to provide advocacy and assistance with planning and caregiving for seniors and their families. She has been instrumental on several committee and organizations within Connecticut and New England developing programs in the field of hospice and home care.
She recently retired and is enjoying the fruits of her most rewarding accomplishment – raising 6 children who are all successful adults and being blessed with 13 beautiful grandchildren.
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