Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Uncle Sam and Alzheimer’s Care: So You Think You Know Everything About Federal and State Benefits?


A representative from Congressman Aaron Schock’s office and an elder care attorney will address individual concerns about Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security at a special program hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, May 19th.

Entitled, Uncle Sam and Alzheimer’s Care: So You Think You Know Everything About Federal and State Benefits?, the program will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Alzheimer's Association, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria.

Guest Speakers and Topics:



  • What You Need to Know About Medicare and Social Security

Bryan Rudolph, Constituent Services Specialist, Congressman Aaron Schock’s Office, 18th Congressional District.



  • Update on Medicaid Planning, the Imminent New Rules

Susan Dawson-Tibbits, Elder Care Attorney

Individuals and family members will be able to meet for personal care consultations with Helpline Coordinator Herminia Christy, MSW, a licensed social worker. Christy can assist with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education, and provide referrals to local community programs and services.

The program is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Please call the Alzheimer's Association at 681.1100 or 800.272.3900 for reservations or more information.

The Alzheimer's Association provides programs and services to caregivers and those with memory loss problems. Core programs include information and referral, care consultations, education, support groups, and safety services. Disease, caregiver and support information can be found by visiting the agency website at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral or calling toll free 800.272.3900.