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An Elder Care Expert Reflects on a Career Supporting Caregivers
As we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month, today’s episode of 45 Forward celebrates a special leader in the elder care field, Laura LaFauci, who reflects on her years of varied experiences helping seniors and caregivers find the resources they need to lead more rewarding lives. Laura, currently the Regional Director of Community Outreach for Amber Court Assisted Living on Long Island, works tirelessly with families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and senior specialists in diverse fields every day. She’ll talk about her experiences dealing with the rewards and challenges of caregiving, the sometimes difficult and sensitive conversations families face when considering transitions for their loved ones from home to adult care communities. She’ll explain not only the basics, but some of the lesser known options of assisted living residents with particular needs or eligibility. And as chair of the Long Island chapter of the National Aging in Place Council, Laura will describe how this nationwide organization has become a valuable resource for older people who deserve to age in place—the place of their choice—with dignity, safety and security.
Laura LaFauci is the Long Island Regional Director of Community Outreach for Amber Court Assisted Living. Previously, Laura served as Director of Education and Outreach, Oyster Bay Senior Campus in Oyster Bay, N.Y., which includes an assisted living community and a residence dedicated to caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. She is chair of the Long Island Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council, a non-profit group of local, reputable professionals who provide expertise and services to Long Island seniors and to the local community. To that end, members of the Long Island chapter perform outreach through libraries, churches, and other organizations, working with local politicians and NAIPC-branded events to create a sense of fulfillment for seniors in the region, while also providing peace of mind to Long Island caregivers.