Do you feel like you don’t have a voice? The Eldest Daughter can help you find it, or be your voice. Maybe you need to voice your wishes and opinions to your family, or your doctor. Perhaps you need some help understanding and processing whatever the doctor actually said to you. Maybe you want to convince the rehab facility you have been in that you really want to go home even though they have recommended another plan. Whatever the case, you can be sure that The Eldest Daughter will take the time to discover whatever it is that you want and need and advocate for you.
The Eldest Daughter can also attend doctor appointments with you to help you remember what you wanted to discuss with the doctor, or perhaps facilitate communication between the medical staff and the elder and family (particularly if the family members are not local). Having someone knowledgeable of the intricacies of the medical community and insurance is so beneficial, and can actually save you money!
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.