Planning ahead for senior care allows both the senior and the family to be able to focus on care issues instead of major family decisions when the time arrives for senior care.
As you visit your family during the upcoming holidays, remember one solution to senior care planning is a Geriatric Care Manager. Geriatric Care Managers provide professional guidance to family members and the senior. They can be a valuable liason between siblings and professional senior care services. And, if you are living in a different city than your parents or grandparents, the geriatric care manager will be able to keep the senior care on track and make sure the proper resources are used. In addition, a geriatric care manager usually will be very familiar with geriatric medical doctors, senior home care agencies and nursing homes in the area. This can save a famil much time in making a quality choice.
Separately, a geriatric care manager will ask the right questions to make sure advance directives have been established and all end-of-life planning has been made.