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Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics Library Presentations are on Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Meeting Room A of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, located at 3030 Poplar Ave in Memphis. All meetings are free. 

November 17, 2018 - Long-term Care 101: Tips on Choosing, Living, and Taking Care of Someone in a Nursing Home [FLYER]

Marlene Siegel and Cindy Wolff will share valuable information about selecting a long-term care facility for yourself or someone you love. You will receive practical, knowledgeable advice on how to make this decision. You will also learn ways to help a loved one in long-term care, while taking care of yourself as well.

Where do I begin to look to find a good facility?

Are any state reports available to me?

Can Medicare/Medicaid help with the cost?

Why would you need vinegar, baby shampoo, and fake diamond rings for someone in a nursing home?

What are some practical things I can do for my loved one?

Marlene Siegel is a licensed, advanced-practice social worker and licensed nursing home administrator in TN. With more than 25 years of experience working in long-term care, she is currently Executive Director of Mid-South Adoptions, Inc. She is a member of the board of directors for Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care Coalition and Bioethics and serves as a volunteer at the Shelby County Correctional Facility for Women where she facilitates group dialogue to help women examine and enhance their parenting skills. Marlene has worked at three long-term care facilities in Shelby County and served the state as a long-term care surveyor. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the community when it comes to addressing how best to care for an aging loved one.

Cindy Wolff and her sister took care of their mother Kicky for 15 years as she suffered and deteriorated from early-onset Alzheimer's. Kicky spent nine of those years in a nursing home. Cindy brings practical advice on learning what's important for loved ones who live in a nursing home. She is a native Memphian and was a full-time reporter for The Commercial Appeal while her mother was in a nursing home. She wrote features stories about dealing with aging parents and other issues. She is a member of the board of directors for the Mid-South Coalition for Comfort Care and Bioethics and a former board member of Alzheimer's Dementia Services of Memphis.

Please e-mail: or call Emily at (901) 626-4233 for more information on these presentations.