EAPA Lone Star

Senior Living - Growing Need and Benefit for Employees

  • 18 Sep 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Recovery Resource Council 2700 Airport Freeway (Hwy 121) Fort Worth, Texas 76111


  • Pay at Door (First Time Free)

Registration is closed

Guest Speaker

Karen Mitchell, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®

Owner, Assisted Living Locators of Fort Worth

The 2019 Employee Benefits Survey, administered by SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management in April 2019, assessed the prevalence of more than 250 benefits. Human resource professionals were asked whether their organizations formally offered each benefit. This report also provides data on the prevalence of benefits over the past five years. 

According to the SHRM study, elder care benefits have become slightly more common over the last five years and this emerging industry has plenty of room to grow as more employers offer caregiving tools and resources.

Click Here for the complete 2019 SHRM Employee Benefits Survey

Karen Mitchell will present a program focusing on Senior Living and available options for families facing this important phase of life.

Learning Objectives:

> Understand the 8 most common types of senior living options and what each one offers.

> Identify which option is appropriate for a senior’s current stage of life.

> Become familiar with senior industry “lingo” such as SNF, Type A or Type B Assisted Living, etc.

> Understand how seniors can pay for each option.


  • Age in place

Best for those with limited income, are fairly healthy, or who have family/caregivers near them

  • 55+ Apartment communities

Good for those who want to be around others in their age group and don’t need any type of care on a    daily basis

  • Independent Living communities

Perfect for those who want to trade the responsibilities of maintaining a home for a lifestyle of social and leisure activities

  • Assisted Living communities

For those who need day-to-day assistance with activities of daily living

  • Residential Care Homes

Good for those who prefer a quiet, home-style environment

  • Memory Care

Assisted living type of structure with secure entrance/exit and added memory care services for those with a dementia diagnosis

  • CCRCs

Best for those with significant financial resources who want to age in place in an apartment type of lifestyle

  • Nursing home/skilled nursing facility

Good for senior who needs higher level of nursing or who has Medicaid and needs long-term care

About our Speaker 

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree, Karen spent 25+ years in leadership roles for hospitals and rehab centers, served as a healthcare revenue cycle consultant, and as a vice president in client relations. Prior to starting her Assisted Living Locators business, she was also a business director for a senior community. This last role was the catalyst for her desire to work with seniors and their families to assist them in finding the right fit in retirement living.

Also On the Agenda

The New Fall Season is Here

As we begin the Fall season, the EAPA Lone Star chapter will graciously sponsor our September meeting and invites all active members to bring a guest or an emerging professional. EAPA is the global voice of the employee assistance field. During the meeting we will also provide an update on the EAPA mission and discuss available and new board positions that will help move our growing chapter forward. Please come early to network with your colleagues in the EA field.  

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