Let our experienced Care Consultants help you better understand your options and feel more confident that you are making the best choices for your care needs.
Don’t let the challenges and changes of life keep you or those you care about from living your best life possible.
Are you or a loved one experiencing life challenges or changes due to functional or mental decline related to a health condition, accident, or other situation? Navigating the complex health and social service systems can be confusing and, at times, deceiving. Historically, we have often relied on providers in the system for guidance. Unfortunately, many providers may no longer have the time to fully inform you about options of care that may better meet your needs; they might only be aware of the options/services that their employer provides; or they may have conflicts of interest that interfere with their ability to better assist you without the fear of compromising their employment.
Thankfully, ACS can help you learn more about the variety of options that may be available to you. We can save you time and money while helping you obtain services and equipment that may better meet your needs. More importantly, you can learn about how to better ensure you are not taken advantage of as a consumer of health and social services. You can better advocate for yourself and be the leader of your care team!
‘Apples of Gold’ Learning
- Do you know that you, your family and friends, and those you serve are increasingly AT RISK for becoming incapacitated (physically and/or mentally unable to make informed, rational decisions)?
Are you prepared? Are they prepared?
- Incapacitation may be temporary (reversible) or permanent (irreversible). Contributing factors may include alcohol and other drug abuse, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, health and mental health challenges, medications, accidents, injuries, and much more.
- Life can change in the blink of an eye. Who will care for you and how will they know how you want to be cared for?
- Are you at risk for being put to civil death (ALIVE, with LIMITED or NO RIGHTS) due to the rise in guardianship and related abuse? Do you know how you might minimize your risk?
We Must Prepare! Plan to Attend:
Ways and Means for Creating Advance Directives,
Avoiding Guardianship and Minimizing your Risk for Abuse.
This critical continuing education is the first in the series:
“Empowering Yourself and Others – Be the Leader of Your Care”
This series has been designed for Continuing Education to prepare Social Workers and other Health and Social Service professionals in the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to equip and assist decisional adults, from High School Seniors to Senior Citizens, with advance care planning and care management tools and skills to help them be leaders of their own care.