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LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE SPEAKER SERIES: Mom and Dad Need Care. Where Do I Start?


Tue 01 / 25 / 2022
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM


St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport - Supply Road, Room A, Southport, NC 28461

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Open to all

Limited Capacity: 297 spots available


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Session Description: While the purpose of St. James NEST is to help our Members stay safely in their homes as long as possible, there’s always the chance that a currently active adult may need to consider other living options at some point in their lives. In this session, we will explore the differences between types of facilities - independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, rehab, continuum of care communities and home care options, including medical and non-medical.

Also to be discussed is what prompts families to think about needing to find care options for themselves or their elderly loved ones and what the best care option would be will be discussed. Payor sources and Medicaid will also be reviewed.

Now is the right time to be thinking about this topic - before it becomes an emergency situation.

Speaker:  Sue Fryt, Eldercare Specialist, Certified Senior Advisor

Susan Fryt has worked in the senior healthcare industry for over 25 years. She has served seniors and their families as Director of Community Relations within both assisted living communities and home healthcare agencies. Susan started the New Hanover Healthcare Marketing Network group in 2004 to open lines of communication among professionals who serve the elderly population in our area. 

For the last 12 years Susan has worked with Elder Law attorneys and their clients to assist in finding the appropriate care or placement for their senior family member. She finds the proper level of care such as home care, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, for each client based on his or her specific needs; their health, finances, location, whether they are coming from a hospital setting, their own home, or moving to the area to be near family. She functions as a liaison between the client and family and the doctor, facilities, agencies to ensure a smooth transition.

The program will run from 3:00pm to 4:30pm with a question and answer session included. Please plan to arrive for the program a few minutes early such that the program can begin on time.
Please register for this event on this site by clicking on the Registration button, or via the Help Desk at (910)250-8388. Registration closes 1 week before the event on January 18, 2022.