Trying to coordinate the care for your elderly parent can be difficult. It can likewise be hard to accept that it is time for your loved one to move to a memory care facility or to assisted living. It is common for adult children to put the subject off because of its emotional difficulty. At Elder Care Direction, we are able to facilitate these and other difficult discussions between adult children and their parents. We can also provide guidance to help you through the process.
What is a senior care advisor?
A senior care advisor is a professional who is able to offer guidance and support to elderly adults and their loved ones. They might provide a variety of different types of information and education so that you can understand the different types of options that are available and which providers might be a good choice.
Why should you work with a senior care advisor?
Working with a senior care advisor can help to save you money and time. An advisor can help you to figure out the proper level of care as well as different agencies and facilities that can meet your loved one’s needs.
A senior care advisor from Elder Care Direction can also help you to understand the different ways that your loved one might pay for the care. A good advisor will be aware of different options so that your loved one can protect his or her assets while getting help with the costs of care.
What to ask a senior care advisor
When you meet with a senior care advisor, you should ask the following questions:
- What help do you provide for finding a community that is a good fit?
- How can you help us to figure out the right type of care?
- What is your experience and training?
- How many families are on your current caseload?
- How many people have you helped to find senior living communities?
- How long does finding a community typically take?
- Do you set appointments?
- Do you have information about pricing?
- What is the recommended number of facilities that you recommend that people visit?
- Will you explain what we should look for during our visits?
- Do you know about financial resources that might help us to pay for care?
- Will we need to sign a contract with you?
- How much do you charge for your services?
Contact Elder Care Direction
It is difficult for most families to come to terms with the fact that it is time for their elderly loved ones to move to long-term care. At Elder Care Direction, we can offer the support and guidance that you need to navigate the process. To learn more, call us today or fill out our online contact form.