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How We Can Help

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During the initial phone conversation we will discuss the issues that are presenting the greatest challenges along with the possible ways we can help your loved ones.

In-home Evaluation

An appointment will be made to come to the home and meet with the client to assess their current living situation.  This includes:

  • A review of all medical conditions and challenges, including an evaluation of the client’s current cognitive capacity and emotional state
  • Obtaining a list of all current prescriptions and over the counter medications
  • Determining the client’s ability to live safely on their own, including their ability to shop, cook, dress, bathe, and maintain proper hygiene
  • Evaluating the living space to see it if supports the client’s safety and well-being
  • Reviewing legal needs, such as wills, Advance Directives, and Powers of Attorney
  • Assessing the client’s financial situation to determine their ability to finance their long term care needs or if they are eligible to receive state benefits
  • Reviewing of LTC Policies and assisting with activation

Create a Care Plan

Once the assessment is complete, a Plan of Care will be developed which may consist of:

  • A full summary of all key medical diagnoses, medications and current treatment regimens
  • Referrals to doctors, specialists, and other aging professionals who can help address issues of immediate concern
  • Suggesting home modifications or referrals to a home health or companion agency
  • Providing a list of resources to assist the family in gaining access to information to assist with specific areas of concern
  • Referrals to senior living communities both for short term respite or long term planning, if needed

Monitor and Follow Up

We will work closely with you and your family to ensure that the care plan created is implemented and is achieving its goals. This may include:

  • Attending medical, financial or legal appointments with clients and advocating on their behalf
  • Conducting regularly scheduled meetings with family members to monitor progress and address any new concerns
  • Acting as a mediator if family conflicts arise
  • Responding in times of crisis

Elder at Home can help you determine if a Geriatric/Aging life Care Manager is the best fit for your older parent or other loved one.

Phone our office at 401-475-7705 and we can discuss if an in-home consultation is the appropriate next step for your family.