Planning for the Future
If you are planning for the future for yourself, or a loved one, an Aging Life Care Professional® can assist you in this process. Whether you are considering a move or want to stay in your home, we are well equipped with knowledge to inform you of all of your options. We can be sure you have all the tools you need in your toolbox to age successfully, where you want for as long as possible.
When you live at a distance
If you live far away from your older loved one we can provide you with an invaluable service. We can be your “eyes and ears” on the ground. We assess the current situation that your loved one is in and provide immediate resources. We can also schedule regular visits to continually reassess and evaluate the current care plan. This provides you with a sense of comfort knowing an Aging Life Care Professional is consistently involved in the care of your loved one.
In a time of an unexpected event
Although it is always best to engage our services before a change we can also be a vital resource at your time of need. If an older loved one has recently been hospitalized, has a drastic change in medical condition, is refusing services, or you have noticed they are no longer safe at home we can quickly evaluate the situation and provide appropriate resources.
When there are multiple care providers
If your older loved one has multiple care providers it can be difficult to keep everyone informed and on the same page. An Aging Life Care Professional can assist in this coordination. A member of the LifeCare team can be the hub of the wheel, ensuring that all providers are well informed and working towards the same goal. This allows you to know your loved one is receiving quality care and allows you to focus on the family relationship.
When You Have Multiple Medical Providers and Appointments
Medical appointments can be hard to manage. They are often rushed, with a provider discussing a lot of information in a short time period. If you do not arrive prepared you can leave without asking the vital questions you need answered. An Aging Life Care professional can help you with these appointments. We can be there as another set of ears to listen carefully during your appointment. We can ensure that you leave the appointment with all of your questions answered. We always provide a detailed summary after each appointment we attend. For the most effective service we should have regular contact with the individual to be sure we fully understand their general function and current medical status. This will assist us to better assess changes in medical status.