Spread the Word!

Over the next 15 years, the number of Kansans who are over 65 years old will grow by 40%. 

Think about that. 

One in four people will be receiving long-term care services themselves
or caring for a loved one who needs that support.

It could be you.

It was 3:00 am when Barb awoke to the sound of the phone ringing.  Barely coherent, she heard her mom whisper, “Your dad had a stroke.  He’s unconscious.  It’s not good.”  Little did Barb know that those three simple sentences were launching her headlong into the world of long-term care.

Most caregivers are like Barb.  They are thrust into a world where they have more questions than answers. 

What kind of care does my loved one need for the next few months?  How do I ensure they are safe?  What kind of financial assistance is available to pay for their care? Who has the final say in determining their level of care and quality of life?

Just when you think you’ve gotten the basics figured out, another wrinkle appears.  In Barb’s case, her mother died unexpectedly, and her father had three more strokes.  In a matter of weeks, her once athletic and vibrant father had lost all ability to speak or control his limbs and his connection with reality was fading every day.  Barb had never felt so alone.  

Kansas Advocates for Better Care exists for people like Barb who need information, resources and education to assist with navigating the ever-changing landscape of long-term care. 

One of our key objectives in 2023 is to forge strategic alliances statewide with other aging service agencies, local businesses and community leaders to raise the awareness of aging issues and expand access to the valuable resources available through KABC.  Together, we can craft educational materials-booklets, workshops and training videos—that answer questions and prompt critical conversations before an emergency happens.

More than ever before, older Kansans and their families need more:  

  • More community-based services.
  • More education and support.
  • More answers and a louder voice.

You are not alone.

KABC is determined to have resources available to older adults and their families BEFORE they need it. Your generosity will determine how many Kansans we can reach with these resources. 

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to Spread the Word, click the button below. 

If you prefer, you can mail your check to:

Kansas Advocates for Better Care
536 Fireside Ct., Suite B
Lawrence, KS  66049

 

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