Preparing for Long-term Care

More and more Americans are living well into their 80's and 90's… and many who do will require special care as their needs increase. That care often comes from family members, and the task can be a big challenge. This program will discuss planning, creating, and paying for long term care and various options.

Diane LeFever RN, BS, MS. Clinical Nursing Supervisor for Broome County Community Alternative Systems Agency (CASA) - A NY Connects partner, since 2000, oversees 18 Community Health Nurses/Case Managers who provide free comprehensive in home (or in facility) assessments to determine a Broome County resident's level of care and how their long term care needs may be best met. Ms LaFever has been involved in Aging Futures, sat on numerous community health agency advisory boards and is a Past president of the NYS CASA Association.

Diane graduated from the Decker School of Nursing at BU with a BS in Nursing and an MS in Gerontological Nursing. Prior to coming to CASA in 1996 she worked in the Long Term Care Facility setting in New York and Pennsylvania for 15 years, and as a Registered Nurse she's made hundreds of home visits and been a provider of pediatric private duty nursing.

Cathy Tulloch Program Coordinator for the Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) with Action for Older Persons, a private non-profit organization in Broome County.

Tom Briggs Director of Delaware County Office for the Aging since 1983, Past Chairman of the National Center on Rural Aging and  Vice President of New York State Green Thumb Inc. He is a former officer and Board member of the NYS Association of Area Agencies on Aging , Former Board member of the National Council on Aging,  Former President of the Delaware Academy School, and board member of several other Boards including Habitat for Humanities, Rural Health Alliance, and several community organizations. Tom lives in Franklin NY with wife Donna.

Legacy Caregiver support program was developed under a grant from Atlantic Philanthropies through the University of Maryland.  Currently we have 25 volunteers serving parts of Delaware County and are always in quest of additional volunteers and caregiver households. Offer "adopt a grandparent program", working with Delaware County ARC to develop volunteer caregiver support matching service.

Guests: 
Diane LeFever RN, BS, MS. Clinical Nursing Supervisor for Broome County Community Alternative Systems Agency (CASA)
Cathy Tulloch Program Coordinator for the Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) with Action for Older Persons, a private non-profit organization in Broome County
Tom Briggs Director of Delaware County Office for the Aging since 1983, Past Chairman of the National Center on Rural Aging and Vice President of New York State Green Thumb Inc