Did you know there are many different options to choose from when your loved one is discharged from the hospital or rehab when they are referred for visiting nurse services? Not all agencies are the same, and they certainly don’t have the same rates. Sometimes services are covered by Medicare, and other times they recommend private pay services to supplement what Medicare may provide.
The Eldest Daughter can guide you through every step of the way. From determining who provides home care services, who to contact for estate planning, adult day programs, contractors who can install ramps or grab bars, transportation services, companion programs, housing, Meals on Wheels, medical care, Medicaid programs, anything and everything related to senior care. The Eldest Daughter can provide you with the contact information, or make the referrals for you.
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.