Presentation on the Future of Long-Term Care

7/13/2016

Dr. Kevin Martin will speak about current trends and the future of long-term care during a public presentation at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center on July 22.

Long-term care refers to a variety of services which help with an individual’s health needs, personal needs, and activities of daily living.  Those with chronic illnesses or disabilities frequently need long-term care services.  The care provided can be at home, in the community, or in facilities ranging from assisted living to nursing homes.

Dr. Martin will focus on the trend away from “hospital-like” settings for long-term care.  He will discuss the long-term goal of keeping individuals with long-term care needs in their own homes whenever possible.  Dr. Martin will also share recent trends in the design of new assisted living facilities or communities of care with specific examples of some successful models that have been developed in Europe. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Martin has focused on family medicine and long-term care options.  He joined KVH in January 2016 as a family medicine physician at KVH Family Medicine – Ellensburg.  He also holds the position of medical director for the KVH Home Health and KVH Hospice programs.  Immediately before moving to Ellensburg, Dr. Martin acted as the Washington Regional Team Coordinator for Life Care Physician Services.  He has previously acted as the medical director for Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center and North Auburn Health and Rehabilitation Center.

The presentation will be held on July 22 at the Ellensburg Activity Center beginning at 11:30 a.m.  A free lunch will be provided for attendees.  Please email aacseniors@ci.ellensburg.wa.us or call 962-7242 to reserve a seat and a lunch.

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