Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Planning for Future Care

of loved ones with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Do you ever wonder who will care for your loved one when you are no longer able to?

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) often need more general care and supports to keep them healthy and active. Caregivers who care for loved ones with I/DD have often been doing this for so many years living moment to moment that they may forget about planning for the future care of their loved one. Many caregivers of adults with I/DD are parents caring for their adult children, who will likely outlive their caregivers.
 
The Down Syndrome & Alzheimer’s Subcommittee of the Brown County Dementia Friendly Community Coalition has put together a panel of experts to answer questions and provide guidance for caregivers of adults with I/DD as they plan for the future care of their loved ones. The legal and health systems can be difficult to navigate, particularly in a crisis. It is helpful to have a realistic plan in place to reduce stress later. Advanced planning can also help your loved one share their wishes before they are no longer able to.

This free event can help get your questions answered, start a plan for your loved one, or confirm the plan you already have in place. Bring your questions!

Panel Members:

Katie Dykes, APNP (Prevea Health)

Dan Walsh, Attorney (One Law Group)

Jeremy Gundlach (Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities)

Mandy Sarazen (AseraCare Hospice)

Katie Erickson (Aging and Disability Resource Center)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

5:00 – 5:30pm Visit Information Tables

5:30 – 7:00pm Panel Discussion Q&A

7:00 – 7:30pm Visit Information Tables

Aspiro, 1673 Dousman St

Green Bay, WI 54303

Bring your questions!

Refreshments provided.

Information tables provided by local

organizations serving adults with I/DD.

To register:

Call Aspiro

920-593-4331

E-mail Anne Zieglmeier

anne.zieglmeier@browncountywi.gov