Directions in Aging works closely with you to make the difficult decision about a loved ones care. Both eldercare consultation and comprehensive geriatric care management services are available.
Such assistance includes:
Eldercare consultation A consultation will explore the current physical problems, familial, cognitive, safety, financial and legal issues being experienced by a senior adult. Resources for follow-up are provided. An eldercare consultation provides you with the opportunity to explore the presenting problem, learn about community resources and government entitlements.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment An assessment will look closely at the many issues that an older adult experiences in his or her daily life. A home visit is made by the geriatric care manager to become acquainted with the family member. Special attention is given to medical issues, potential safety problems, ability to dress, bathe, prepare meals, pay bills, use of home technologies, and the degree of insight and judgment the older adult has in day to day decision making. Recommendations will be made and coordination of services can be provided at the request of the client.
Coordination of Homecare Services Directions in Aging can help you find the right kind of in home care. Whether it be a companion, a home health aide or a higher level of care Directions in Aging can help to ensure the appropriate person has been selected. At the request of the family, regular home visits can provide support to a parent and supervision of the caregiver. There is special attention given to the management of behaviors often associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
In Home Support and Supervision Directions in Aging understands that older adults prefer to remain at home. To help to ensure that wish, regular home visits and phone calls are made. Arrangements can also be made to accompany a family member to the doctor, arrange for a home repair, a delivery or whatever is necessary to keep a senior adult safely at home. Ongoing communication with family members about the status of their parent or relative is always available.
Assistance in Making the Transition To Or From Home to Independent Living, Assisted Living or a Nursing Home Based on a thorough evaluation, Directions in Aging will assist in identifying facilities that will meet the needs of the senior adult. Once a residence has been selected, Directions in Aging can assist with the move, ensuring that the staff has essential information about the new resident. Regular visits with the older adult for the purposes of socialization, monitoring and advocacy can also be arranged.