"I can't keep taking care of my mother at the expense of my work, family and personal life."
You want to do all you can but your relative's care needs are overwhelming you. Challenged by the need for decisions and solutions, where can you turn?
Family caregivers often meet with one of our professional care managers to gain support and discover solutions to care-related problems.
"We're having trouble deciding whether it's time to consider an assisted living residence for my mother."
Your relative may have declined due to a stroke, Alzheimer's or frailty. You'd like to know whether moving to an assisted living community would be an affordable, safer and more socially rewarding option for her.
We can assess your relative's needs, help with the decision and oversee a successful transition.
"I need help finding competent, reliable and trustworthy home caregivers for my father."
Your relative may be resisting home care. You may be struggling to determine the right schedule, find the right caregivers and deal with supervision, insurance and payroll taxes. You may even suspect a caregiver is financially abusing your relative.
We can help you determine what level of care is needed, make cost-effective arrangements and resolve caregiver problems.
"The nursing home staff hasnít been able to help my mother eat better and participate in activities."
You may feel that not enough is being done to meet your relative's nutrition, exercise, social contact and medical and care needs. You've communicated your concerns and haven't seen enough improvement.
We're no strangers to this dilemma. You can turn to us for fresh ideas, more effective communication with staff and improved care and attention.
"I live too far to monitor my father's medical appointments, medications and safety at home."
You may be missing work, running up phone and travel expenses and feeling helpless to assure your relative's medical care and social support.
You can have your own professional care manager to oversee your relative's care and report to you on a regular basis. You can stop worrying and start enjoying visits with your relative by phone and in person.
Taking care of an aging relative can be overwhelming. If you find yourself dealing with any of the following situations, our professional elder care managers can help.
Call (510) 536-3377 or (925) 945-8855 or email us (see Free Personal Review form at left) for a free personal review of your elder care situation by telephone with no obligation. We'll help you identify affordable solutions and ways we can help you achieve them.