Older adults not only rely on their primary care physician, but also on long-term care services and supports. Teams of physicians, long-term care assistants, nurses, social workers, and family caregivers often work together to provide tailored and coordinated care to older adults. Access to health care is critical for older adults to age in place.
Because many retirees are choosing to move to rural destinations and keep their independent lifestyle, many rural counties are naturally becoming retirement communities. However, these communities have fewer options for geriatric care teams and accommodations specifically designed for older adults, such as retirement communities and assisted living facilities.
Thrive’s Division of Area 7 focuses its efforts on empowering seniors and individuals with disabilities to remain living safely in their own homes by providing a comprehensive array of information and supportive services. Thrive builds bridges of care for older adults who choose to remain independent members of our community. Your supports help us to provide key support services to individuals in need.
Thrive West Central (Thrive) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3, public service organization that is designated as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Region 7.