Your aging loved one most likely took loving care of you during your early years and now needs some help in her senior years. With lots of love and care, you may feel ready to provide whatever care your loved one needs as she ages but it can be impossible to imagine all of the various obstacles and challenges you may face in the coming years. This is where having someone trained in the care management services of seniors can be a great asset.
While the saying is, “It takes a village to raise a child,” it’s also true that having a “village” to help you care for your elderly loved one will also help you provide the care you want for your loved one. You might not have even heard of a care manager or what care management even means in the care of your elderly loved one.
Here are just a few of the things a care management team can provide you and your family as you travel this journey.
Whether your aging loved one is going to live on his own, live with you, or move into some type of assisted care facility, a care manager can help you learn what each option offers. Your care manager will be able to provide insight into what your loved one can manage and what she might need in the future. A local care manager can also help you set up tours and connections with local facilities if that is the direction that is best for your loved one.
The learning curve can be large as you try to learn about all of the resources that are available for you and your loved one. If you need rides for your loved one to and from appointments, your care manager can help you find companies that specifically provide transportation for seniors. If you need meal help, your care manager will know the organizations you can reach out to. They’ll also share with you many resources you may have never known existed that will enrich your loved one’s daily life.
If finances are a concern, your care management professional can help you find the resources and advice you need to provide the care your loved one needs without destroying your budget. They’ll have great advice on ways to save money and make each dollar last longer.
Coordination with Care Management Assistance
A care manager can be your one-stop resource as you try to coordinate all of the “village” who are helping care for your loved one. A care management team will work with medical teams to coordinate medical treatment, physical therapy, and medication. The care manager makes sure each party knows what the other is doing so they can work together to provide the best care for your loved one.
Peace of Mind
Finally, having a care manager will provide you with peace of mind as they manage all of the details so you can spend time enjoying and loving your elderly loved one in her later years.
If you or an aging loved one are considering your Care Management Services please contact the caring staff at Connect Our Elders today! (858) 222-9241
Connect Our Elders provides free advisory and senior care planning across the U.S.
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