Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald is a CEO on a mission. As head of South Florida’s Area Agency on Aging (known locally as Your Aging and Disability Resource Center), Jaime leads a team that serves seniors, adults with disabilities and the people who care for them in Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee Counties. Jaime explains how the Center connects people with a vast array of home and community-based services designed to help people continue to age in their homes. Their services include directing people to respite care services, providing tools to fight the exploitation of elders and guiding people through the maze of Medicare and Medicaid enrollment. Jaime also talks about caring for his own parents, his complex emotions around moving his father into an assisted living facility (ALF) and how his father’s Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage influenced their choice of ALF. There is an Area Agency on Aging in every county in America. Find yours here: Local AAA. Note: this episode originally aired December 15, 2016.
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