Are you facing any of these common issues caring for elderly loved ones?
• I spend between 4-24 hours a week on some aspect of care for my loved one.
• I am in a different city/state/country but am concerned about my elderly loved one.
• I am unsure of resources and what steps I should take for my loved ones care.
We understand that every situation is unique and adapt our services for the best fit and outcome. Our goal is to make sure needs are met and quality of life is enhanced. We provide a comprehensive plan of care to clients and family after the initial assessment. Some people use our extensive recommendations and do their own follow-through; others choose us to provide and coordinate the on-going services.
The Aging Life Care Professional is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to aging life care / care management, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
Working with families, our expert Aging Life Care Professionals provide the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
Assessment and monitoring
Planning and problem-solving
Education and advocacy
Family caregiver coaching
Individualized assessment of the physical, social, psychological and financial circumstance and needs of the client
Assisting client and families in preparing advanced directives, durable power of attorney for health care documents, etc.
Safety assessment of the home or facility, and assessment of the client’s ability to manage activities of their daily life
Assessing current medical care, medications, and insurance coverage
Placement and oversight of adult care facilities, if needed
Finding and securing services such as skilled home care, home maintenance, legal counsel, including fiduciary or conservatorship services
Coordination and monitoring of appropriate services for your loved one to avoid potential problems and conserve financial resources
Screening, scheduling, training, coordinating, and monitoring of in-home caregivers
On-going assessment of physical and mental health by periodic home or facility visits; regular phone calls for reassurance and problem resolution
On-going communication to family and/or responsible party any change in condition or concerns
Family Education and Consultation
Family consultations are an opportunity to explore the client’s needs, family expectations and a starting point to understand and learn about the Aging or Death/Dying process. In addition, we offer such consultations to assist with resolving issues or conflicts within the family regarding the clients care.
Having an Aging Life Care Professional facilitate the discussion helps to clarify the objectives, and allows all participants to have a voice in the process. An Aging Life Care Professional consult allows for an unbiased and impartial viewpoint, ensuring the best possible outcome for the client while taking into account each family members point of view. The consultations take place at the home of the client, unless otherwise requested by the family.
Meetings can be a one time event or on a recurring basis.
Employer Eldercare Consulting and Training
We offer consultation and training services focused on eldercare as it relates to your employees or clients. To help reduce employee stress and absenteeism due to care giving responsibilities, we also offer on-site Care Management Clinics, short one-on-one sessions where members of our team help employees plan for or problem solve around family care giving issues.