Weatherford Democrat

June 22, 2013

Medicaid seminar July 11th hosted by Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Weatherford Democrat

— ALEDO – The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group at Aledo United Methodist Church is a place that caregivers can come to learn about the disease of Alzheimer’s and learn how to better cope with the challenges that face their loved love. For many, Alzheimer’s care includes not only challenges but also many rich rewards.

When the time comes that the patient can no longer live outside a facility, the family must face the decision of moving their loved one to a nursing home or memory care assisted living facility.  This is very expensive and medicare does not pay for this care. If a person does not have long term care insurance and are not wealthy, then they must turn to Medicaid for support.  

At noon on July 11th, the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group in Aledo will host Jim Audet, a senior medicaid counselor, who will discuss what to expect from Medicaid, how to plan for Medicaid care,  and how to apply and qualify for Medicaid.

Audet is a member of the Law Offices of Michele Audet P.C. in Weatherford, which is dedicated to assisting individuals and families throughout Texas secure financial aid for nursing home expenses or long term care needs.  This seminar will help to educate families on how to qualify for financial assistance through Medicaid and in doing so, strive to explore and utilize any and all legal means of protecting both hard earned income and assets from unnecessary spend-down.

This support group is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association trains qualified volunteers to facilitate support groups that office optimal emotional, educational and social support. The Alzheimer’s Association can be reached by calling 800-272-3900.