If your loved one has been living alone, the worry can be overwhelming at times. There are may supportive services that we can connect your loved ones with to help them remain safely independent, but sometimes it is necessary to make a move, be it a move in with family, or a move to assisted living, or to a memory care facility. Perhaps your loved one has had an extended stay in a skilled nursing facility and is transitioning back home (or to your home). There are lots of things to consider through these transitions. The Eldest Daughter can assist your family through these difficult transitions, whether it be planning for a safe transition, the logistical challenges or even just processing the emotions of leaving your beloved home of fifty years.
Families want to do the right thing, but often aren’t sure what the right thing is. The Eldest Daughter can help you figure out what that “right thing” is.
Adult children often live at a distance or are overwhelmed due to the other responsibilities such as careers or families/children. The Eldest Daughter can help share the burden by tag teaming with you, or to be the eyes and ears first hand and determine when an emergency long distance trip is warranted. A geriatric care manager like the Eldest Daughter can be especially helpful for long distance caregivers and caregivers who have exhausted all of their available work leave, but also helpful for anyone needing some extra guidance and help caring for their loved ones.
Family members are in conflict or there is dysfunction (where parents should live, safety vs autonomy, end of life decisions, spending, resistence by parent, suspected abuse or undue influence). The Eldest Daughter can help sort through the conflict with you to determine common goals and aid in effective communication. Together we comprise the “client committee”; the professional, the family and the client.