New Service Provides Free Help And Information For Seniors And Families

The Palm Beach County Treasure Coast Elder Care Planning Council Inc. is a new nonprofit alliance of individuals and companies dedicated to helping the public deal with senior long-term care and resource planning issues.

The council incorporates solutions-based planning to identify specific challenges faced by elders and their loved ones and then directly address those issues utilizing a team approach.

Most seniors fail to adequately plan for what can potentially be the most devastating time of their lives. Far too often, all manner of things going horribly wrong, even though much of that stress and suffering could have been easily mitigated or prevented.

Fortunately, there are dozens of workable strategies and vast resources available both for seniors and their families. The purpose of the council is to help them develop a clear and simple plan to implement personalized solutions.

The central goal is to assist them in obtaining the long-term care or support they need, and, wherever possible, to help them retain, protect and often add to the resources necessary for accomplishing that. Such plans can be life-transforming for both seniors and their loved ones.

The free, no-obligation services of the council include individualized needs assessments, phase one planning, issue-specific information and, if desired, referral to outside resources, whether community-based, professional or governmental.

The council serves the five-county area of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River and is a member of the National Care Planning Council. For more information, call (561) 307-3417, e-mail or visit