As we grow older it is nice to have a trusted and educated advocate to help guide ourselves and our family through the stages when we might need more questions answered. Aging Life Care Professionals, also known as Geriatric Care Managers, can work with the client and their families to reduce stress and give expert advice when questions arise, guiding and helping the families build an aging life care plan that can put everyone at ease.
Working with an expert such as an Aging Life Care Professional when creating an Aging Life Care Plan can help take the stress off issues such as:
A client or family members may have many questions in regards to the financial stability of themselves or a loved one. Medical bills may be accumulating that need to be addressed. Even meeting with the client’s financial planner to ensure their funds are being used properly. Often an Aging Life Care Plan includes the discussion of connecting families to information regarding federal and state entitlements. An Aging Life Care Professional can help answer any questions, concerns and/or provide you with places in the community that can get you the correct information you need.
Health and Wellness
As we age health concerns may arise. Concerns about deteriorating physical wellness to mental health such as dementia can be the main area of focus and worry for some clients and their families. When you create an Aging Life Care Plan with a trained caretaker the professional caretaker can act as a liaison between medical physicians and their families. Making sure proper communication and understanding is taking place when a clients health and wellness are concerned.
Advocacy and Crisis Intervention
Its is very important to feel you are heard at any age. If you or a loved one is having a hard time communicating what needs should be met and how these needs are addressed, it’s a good idea to have someone looking out for you. When you are working with an Aging Life Care Professional they have the training and ability to help guide you or your loved one through emergency situations acting as an advocate. Explaining to you and your family exactly what the proper protocol is expected during trying situations. Making sure you are getting the best care possible and that the client’s needs are being met. Even being a contact for families that live far from the client providing a safe place to share concerns.
Having an Aging Life Care Plan is a big part of preparing for change. Knowing you or your family do not need to be alone when making hard decisions. A plan in place can put you at ease and knowing someone like an Aging Life Care Professional is there to help.
If you have any questions or concerns Eldercare has a Comprehensive Aging Life Care Plan that can help relieve your stress and help you take control of your future. Call Eldercare today to meet with a professional and talk about your life’s plan 866-760-1808