Oregon Health Forum
Home for the Holidays? Examining the Future of Long-Term Care
Thursday, December 13, 2007, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St., Portland
There's no better time than the holiday season to talk about long-term care. The sense of peace and familiar comfort found at home are things we all want to preserve in our golden years, which is why Oregon has long been working to provide community-based care for our seniors.
How will we continue to innovate for such programs when an increasing number of them are declining Medicaid clients? Sociologists report that baby boomers are less likely than current seniors to tolerate living in a care facility as opposed to receiving care at home. Does the current system need to adapt to this more consumer-oriented perspective? Seniors over 65 can attend this forum for only $20!
Join our panel for a discussion of the current trends in senior-sector demographics and solutions for the future, all moderated by Vicki Schmall, Ph.D., executive director and gerontology and training specialist for Aging Concerns; Jim Davis, Ed.D., associate professor, Marylhurst University's Human Sciences Department and executive director, Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens; Barry Donenfeld, executive director, NorthWest Senior and Disability Services; Ruth Gulyas, executive director, Oregon Alliance of Seniors and Health Services; and James Toews, assistant director, Oregon Department of Human Services' Seniors and People with Disabilities Division.
Thanks to our sponsor, Marquis Companies.