Byron Health Center to Host LeadingAge Indiana Legislator Day

Fort Wayne, IN – Byron Health Center will host a Long Term Care Legislator Forum on Friday, October 18th from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Byron Health Center Activity Room, 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne. The Long Term Care Legislator Forum, conducted in cooperation with LeadingAge Indiana, will be an educational and networking opportunity for both Long Term Health Care facility Administrators and area Legislators with an objective of simply keeping an open dialogue with government representatives regarding critical long term care issues which impact both the elderly and the industry as a whole.

The return of this long-standing tradition, which was originally started by Kelly Borror from Parkview Hospital Continuing Care Center, has attracted the attention of our Fort Wayne area legislators. Representatives Martin Carbaugh, Matthew Lehman, David Ober and Benjamin Smaltz have already agreed to attend the event. Administrators and staff from area Long Term Health Care facilities will make up the rest of the attendees. Jim Leich, President of LeadingAge Indiana, will facilitate this interactive session discussing long term care issues.

LeadingAge Indiana is an association representing not-for-profit services and facilities for the elderly that provide high quality health care, services and housing for over 25,000 Indiana seniors. Some member organizations are sponsored by or affiliated with religious, fraternal, governmental and community organizations. In addition, many members provide a range of community-based services, such as home health, adult day care as well as congregate and home-delivered meals. Members also focus on the total needs of the individual and are dedicated to the development of a seamless and integrated system of facilities and services for Hoosier seniors. LeadingAge Indiana members are driven by a mission of service within their communities, a goal to promote and protect the welfare and well-being of the elderly served and to help achieve high standards of care.

As a full service association, LeadingAge Indiana provides member organizations with education, group services, up-to-date information, networking, leadership development and prompt, efficient service for professional staff. Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging including advancing policies, promoting practices and conducting research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

Byron Health Center provides physical, mental, emotional and neurological services to meet the needs of young and older adults. Each resident is recognized as an individual with unique needs who seeks and deserves to reach his or her optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Byron Residential Center continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Byron Residential Center provides services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in a residential setting.

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