For the first time in his life my father did not know what to do. My mother’s health was declining and he needed assistance with not only health care but the ins and outs of the Medicare/Medicaid system, home health care and nursing home options. Lisa helped my father sort through the financial and administrative process, spoke with nurses and social workers to develop an appropriate home care system for my mother, while helping my father deal with the emotional issues he faced as well. Lisa was available at the drop of a hat and guided not only my father, but my entire family through this very emotional and difficult process.
“I don't know what I would have done with Lisa's knowledge and compassion during a major family crisis. She understood the complexities of geriatric care and was able to skillfully navigate us through the process.”
Kim, Bedford, NH
“Lisa was my clinic social worker for 4 years. I found her to be the rare social worker who was good at the nitty-gritty details, interfacing with the myriad of agencies that caring for elders often involves, and organizing logistical details in addition to ferreting out the emotional details that made all the difference in caring for our patients.”
Dr. B, Manchester, NH
“I had the pleasure of being introduced to Lisa during a difficult time. My mother's health- physical, emotional, and mental- was deteriorating quickly, and we needed help navigating our options of care, along with possible services available. My mother's cancer was spreading, and she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Lisa came along our side, talked with us, and walked with us to help us figure out what to do. She put us in touch doctors, social services, home health care, and eventually residential care. I so appreciate having had someone knowledgeable with me and my family during this challenging time. Lisa is compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced. She has become a friend as well.”
Amanda, Manchester, NH
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.