How to Pick a Nursing Home (Or Avoid One!): 5 Steps to Make the Transition Easier

A new workshop with attorney, David Edwards featuring Special Guest, Christie Chevalier-Goleman, Licensed Social Worker with Advanced Healthcare Services.

Thursday, March 26 from 3-4 pm

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How do you know when it’s time for more care?

Changes in your health or mental status may have you thinking about what changes need to happen in other areas of your life. It may be getting hard to keep up with the house and the yard. Maybe you could use some help cooking or running errands. There are a lot of things to consider, and it can be a very stressful time.

At this workshop you will learn:

1) How to evaluate you or your loved one’s care needs.

2) How to facilitate a conversation with your physician, and if he/she can be a source of help.

3) Your options for care.

4) How to compare your options and choose what’s best, and

5) What options are available to pay for care.

Christie MSW webcopyChristie Chevalier-Goleman, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Advanced Healthcare Services, received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from University of Illinois-Springfield and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She is currently the Medical Social Worker for Advanced Healthcare Services, LLC, a home healthcare agency. As a Medical Social Worker, Christie assesses and evaluates the psychosocial status of patients, develops treatment plans, provides supportive counseling, links patients with information and referral services to meet their needs, and collaborates with community agencies to provide holistic care for the patient/family/caregiver. She has served as a social worker for the homeless, at-risk, medically frail, mentally ill, and geriatric populations for the past 5 years.

We expect that this workshop will fill up quickly and space is limited. Please call Tarina at 217-726-9200 to RSVP and save yourself a seat!