With more than 85 percent of care for older adults accomplished by informal family care givers according to national statistics, Elder Options Inc. serving clients throughout the Sacramento region, began researching how families were dealing with these issues in local communities.
Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.
Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.
If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription
In looking for participants, a list of invitees was developed from the Parkinson’s Support Group held monthly in El Dorado Hills, the monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group held in Placerville, community members and former and current individuals providing care for older family members and/or friends.
The individuals on the list were invited to attend a Community Focus Group luncheon in November.
Facilitators Carol S. Heape and Alice Rush, Elder Options’ staff asked for brainstorming centering around six topics pertinent to the issues of providing care for older adults.
The results were presented and prioritized by the group in order of importance. The focus group participants wanted to share the results of the meeting with stakeholders in the community as well as policy makers as a tool to help educate the community-at-large about the issues discussed. The group produced a white paper with the results of the November Focus Group.
For more information about the report or the process contact Carol Heape at elderoptionsca.com or 530-626-6939 or 916-391-8083.
The group requested to meet again as an Action Focus Group to begin addressing the issues facing care givers in the community.