The New Year is a time of goal setting, reflection and planning. We take great care to meet with our financial planner. We make sure our estate planning documents are in order. Life care planning for ourselves or our loved ones is not typically a type of planning we consider necessary…until a crisis occurs or the needs of our loved ones become painfully obvious. My guest and I will discuss those aspects of life care planning that will provide you as an aging adult, or those you care about the best chance of aging well. We will also talk about gathering the family – those interested in the future of an aging loved one – and holding a family meeting to develop or review the life care plan and determine how to implement the plan moving forward.
CATHERINE F. ROWLANDS, MBA, NHA, CMC, FL-RG, MT
Catherine Rowlands has been in the field of geriatrics for more than thirty years; first in healthcare administration and now for 25 years providing geriatric care management and guardianship services in Melbourne, Florida. She is Founder and President of Total Long Term Care Consultant Services, Inc. where she employees eight care managers and continues herself to work with clients and their families. A former biomedical research scientist at both the University of Oregon and Brown University, she obtained her MBA in Healthcare Administration and spent nearly a decade in management and consulting within the health care field. Having now celebrated her 25th anniversary in the fields of care management and guardianship, Catherine brings an enormous depth of knowledge to the world of life care planning. Today Catherine continues to sit on the boards of the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association and the Florida State Guardianship Association.