Three Simple Hopes
In 2013, Adult Protective Services verified 1,796 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults or adults with disabilities in Travis and Williamson Counties.
For every reported case of abuse, neglect or self-neglect, FIVE go unreported.
90% of older adults in Travis County want to continue living in their home as they age . . . Yet: 86% of older adults in Central Texas suffer from chronic disease;
11% have difficulty getting out of a bed or chair;
7% need help with bathing or dressing;
20% of seniors over 75 no longer drive.
21% of older adults in Travis County report feeling lonely and isolated.
Latest census showed that one out of four older adults in Central Texas had incomes at or below 200% of the poverty threshold and experienced some form of economic hardship.
After working hard, raising a family and contributing a lifetime of love, experience and wisdom, Jim, the decorated veteran pictured to the left, deserved to age with dignity, safety and independence. He did. After financial struggles from exploitation, Family Eldercare stepped in and allowed Jim to age in place . . . in his own home. Jim was able to pass away in his own bed on Veterans Day 2013.
We celebrate Jim’s life and want you to celebrate your loved ones as well.
THAT IS THE HEART OF THE FAMILY ELDERCARE MISSION.
Help Family Eldercare honor the wishes of older adults, like Jim, in our community by giving them the support, resources and care they need to remain in their homes as they age.
CELEBRATE WITH US:
BY SUPPORTING THIS EFFORT YOU CAN ALSO HONOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE!
We will send a card announcing your gift in their name.
*Honorees will also be listed in our 2014 Annual Report and the December e-newsletter sent to thousands of homes across Central Texas.