August 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
The fear of losing independence seems to be one of the top concerns for the elderly. It’s hard to accept the fact that they need help performing simple tasks they have been able to do the majority of their lives. When their children or family tries to suggest in-home care, a whole host of emotions can surface and usually results in an awkward or even heated situation.
If in-home care is a necessity for your elderly family member, there are ways to avoid an argument. Below is advice on how to bring up the topic of in-home care with elderly family members. Hopefully these tips will help you and your family to painlessly resolve the touchy subject. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment
We are proud to announce that a member of our staff, Jori Contrino, recently completed the Elder Care Coordination (ECC) certification program. The certificate is offered by the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) in collaboration with The Stockton Center on Successful Aging at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
The ECC learning program will be beneficial to Jori because it will provide her with the tools and support needed to enhance the quality of life of our elder care clients. The certification supplies her with a solid foundation in the legal theories behind life care planning and community caregiving, provides knowledge on the aging process, and gives her skills in proper/appropriate treatment and referrals. The course will enhance our ability to help clients and families identify care problems and assist in solving them. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 2, 2012 § 3 Comments
Making the decision to hire a service to provide in-home care for your loved one is an important decision that can be very difficult. If an illness or recovery from surgery requires nursing care or physical therapy, a doctor may order home care services. In that case, your decision is based on the medical needs prescribed by the doctor. But what if the family caregiver has to determine the extent of care needed without the help of a doctor? « Read the rest of this entry »