“Why do I need a Professional Care Manager when I have a very competent caregiver?”
We hear this from families often, because they have a wonderful caregiver for Mom or Dad, who is making a positive difference in their life. They seem to have answers for everything and only costs $20 an hour.
The problem is they are experts at hands-on caregiving, and that is a gift. But, in order to be prepared for the long journey and advocate during a crisis, a “Professional Care Managers,” now called “Aging Life Care Experts,” can give families a comprehensive assessment and address the holistic needs of the client now and in the future.
The planning a professional “expert/manager” does with a family is far more than personal care. It is steeped in experience, education, and credentials, as well as certifications. This is why a professional fee is charged and billed for by the hour, just as an attorney or accountant does. These experts are non-biased and can help families get started right, stay on a course of quality of life, and advocate in any setting necessary for care or healthy stimulation and social engagement.
The Professional Care Manager can be the support that family at a distance needs to check in on the home caregivers, advocate during any hospitalization, and help find senior housing when home care is not affordable or the right choice. They ask questions and assist in finding local resources and entitlements to ensure the elder is getting all the benefits needed for life at its best. The “expert” can be the coach for family caregivers and paid caregivers when behavior issues are a challenge. They can be the communication hub of information for everyone in a family.
The expert is “pro-active,” and advises on practices that will prevent further decomposition and home modifications that support “aging in place.” They also assist families in choosing the newest technologies to support independence and give families “Peace of Mind.”
Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish – start right with an expert who can be your “client-centric” advocate for one meeting or the life of your parents.
Call one of our Experts-on-Call at 888-585-7579 to get started.