Are you worried about who will take care of you and your spouse as you age? Do you often find yourself struggling to perform simple daily tasks such as cooking or cleaning?
Aging Life Care Managers can make your life simpler in so many ways. They can drive you to doctor appointments, social outings, or out to run errands. Do you need help with dementia care or counseling? They can do that too.
Keep reading to find out more about Aging Care Managers and how we assist our clients.
What Is an Aging Life Care Manager: 19 Services We Provide
Aging Life Care Managers are experienced professionals who help you in the process of planning and coordinating your long term needs and care as you age. They are dedicated to helping you improve your quality of life and want to help you maintain your independence for as long as possible.
Our Aging Life Care Managers are here to help you and your family. You don’t have to struggle alone. In the following article, we are going to explore 19 ways that our Aging Life Care Managers can help you live a happier and healthier life as you face the challenges of aging.
1. Assessment and Evaluation
Our experienced Aging Life Care Managers will assess and evaluate your situation so they can come up with the best care plan to help you get the guidance and support you need. They'll talk to you at length and ask you a series of questions so they can determine what options make the most sense for you and your family.
2. Planned Care Management
Planned care management is all about making sure your well-being and safety are a top priority as you age. Our Aging Life Care Managers will review all aspects of your life and create a plan to assist your immediate and ongoing needs. We’ll help you reduce the burden on your family and loved ones by making sure you get the assistance you need.
3. Guidance and Direction when Moving
Deciding to downsize by moving into a smaller house or apartment, moving in with relatives, or moving to a care community is tough. You want to remain in your own home for as long as you can, but when it comes time to move, our Aging Life Care Managers can help. We offer relocation assistance and can provide you with referrals.
4. Placement Assistance
Do you need help finding the perfect assisted living community or senior housing community? Our Aging Life Care managers are familiar with all the best communities and facilities available, and we can help you determine which one will meet your needs best. Each offers different amenities, and some offer more services than others. Depending on your level of care, you might need a care community that provides more rather than less.
5. Adjustment Support
Adjusting to all the changes that come your way as you age isn’t easy. Even though you want to remain in your home and maintain your freedom and independence, that isn’t always possible. Your safety and well-being have to come first. Our Aging Life Care Managers can help you determine when it's time to get assistance and help you cope with all the changes.
6. Referrals for Resources and Locations
Do you need help finding a support group? There are numerous support groups all across the region, and we can help you locate the closest ones for you to try. You can find a list of some of the local support groups we recommend here: Sandhills Area Support Groups.
Note: This isn’t a comprehensive list of support groups for our area. There are several other excellent state-wide organizations and groups that you might find helpful. Contact us for more personalized recommendations.
7. Nursing Home Advocacy
We work closely with several top-notch care communities and we can help you find one that will provide the level of care you need. We only recommend communities that we know we can trust to provide you with compassionate and knowledgeable care. Our Aging Life Care Managers can make frequent visits to check on you and oversee your care.
8. Family Consultation
Our Aging Life Care Managers provide family consultation services to help you and your loved one cope with the challenges and changes as you age. We’ll help you address in-home care concerns and what to do when your loved ones live too far away to help. We’ll even provide mediation between family members and loved ones when necessary.
9. Dementia Care, Counseling, Education, and Support
Dementia comes with its own set of unique challenges, and you need someone who is experienced with the disease to help you plan your care for the future. Our Aging Life Care Managers are trained to provide the best dementia care, counseling, education, and support possible.
10. Coordination of Personal Care
Coordination of your personal care needs is what our Aging Life Care Managers do best. We understand the unique challenges seniors face, and we can guide you through all aspects of planning your care as you age. We’ll make sure you receive the support and guidance you require every step of the way, and we’re always available to answer questions and offer advice.
11. Crisis Intervention
Having a medical crisis is scary, and you don’t always know what to do in that type of situation. Hospital staff can be difficult to talk to, and it’s incredibly beneficial to have an Aging Life Care Manager on your side to help speak to doctors and nurses on your behalf. We’ll make sure you understand precisely what is happening and that your questions and concerns are addressed.
12. Consumer Education
Navigating through all the medical terminology when discussing diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Dementia isn’t easy when you’re not a medical professional. In some cases, it can be beneficial to have someone clarify things your doctor said during your appointments. Our Aging Life Care Managers can help you understand the most important things you need to know about your condition and what you can do to help yourself.
13. Notary Public Service
Do you need assistance getting crucial documents notarized? When you’re unable to drive and don’t have family around to help, it can make getting documents notarized more challenging. We can help you get it done so you don’t have to stress and worry about how you’re going to accomplish the task.
14. Bill Paying Assistance
People struggling with memory problems many times need assistance in managing their finances and paying their bills. We can help you get the support you need so you don’t have to wonder if the power and water bills were paid this month or not. Don’t get stuck at home without the essentials because you are struggling to pay the bills yourself.
15. Engage in Activities
Engaging in social and physical activities is extremely important as you age. You need to keep your mind sharp and your body in good shape so you can live a much happier life while maintaining your independence for as long as possible. Our Aging Life Care Managers can help make sure you’re participating in the activities you need to benefit your health.
16. Light Housekeeping
Simple tasks like cooking or cleaning become a challenge when it’s harder to grip things and bending over is painful. Lugging around a heavy laundry basket or climbing to get to items stored high up on that top shelf is even more difficult. Our Aging Life Care Managers can assist you with light housekeeping services and help you find the right person when you require more assistance than we can provide.
17. Assistance with Personal Care and Hygiene
Climbing in and out of the bathtub and getting on and off the toilet might be too challenging for you when you’re prone to dizzy spells or suffer from chronic arthritis. When you need assistance with daily personal care and hygiene, our Aging Life Care Managers can be an invaluable resource.
18. Supervision and Companionship
Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients require specialized care that not all caregivers or family members are trained to provide. Our Aging Life Care Managers have received specialized training for providing care to people with these diseases, so you can rest assured knowing that we are there to help no matter what level of care you need.
19. Around the Clock On-Call Support
Emergencies happen at all hours of the day and night, and you need to know that your Aging Life Care Manager will be there to assist when you need it most. That’s why we have implemented a 24/7 on-call support line, so you have access to an Aging Outreach Services Team Member no matter what time of day it is. Sign up for our AOS Cares program to gain access to on-call support.
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As I’m sure you’re starting to see, an Aging Life Care Manager can help you handle everything that life throws your way as you age. Our Aging Life Care Managers are ready to help you get the care you need so you can get busy enjoying your life with your family and loved ones.
“Going with AOS and having Amy Natt as our care manager is the smartest arrangement I have made regarding my husband’s and my senior years. Amy has guided us and been with me during several medical emergencies.
She knows how to operate the ins and outs of a hospital environment and is able to handle any problem. She also attends doctor appointments with us and keeps dots connected, so nothing falls through the cracks, which is a great comfort. Care problems that arise in your daily home care are smoothly resolved.
Recently her service was invaluable in navigating the problems of placing my husband in a nursing home. She knows the pros and cons and how to efficiently work through the maze of regulations and how to get things done. Truthfully, I don’t know how I could navigate through the elderly years of my husband without the support of AOS and our care manager.” - Lea Isadore
Our experienced Aging Life Care Managers will be there to guide you every step of the way as you handle the challenges everyone faces as they get older.
Don’t let life catch you off guard. Let us show you how an Aging Life Care Manager can help you plan for the future and provide the help you need as you age.Are you ready to get the help you need? Request your free consultation now and find out how we can help you with your unique situation and needs.
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