Life Care Managers are an invaluable resource when trying to decide what the best options are for yourself or an aging parent. If you find yourself at odds with other family members over care decisions, feeling overwhelmed or anxious about a parent who lives far away, or starting to notice that your parents are “slipping,” hiring a Life Care Manager is the right choice. They provide a professional, unbiased perspective and can help you to recognize and solve problems you may not be aware of.
Our assessment process begins with an initial consultation with family members, either in person or by telephone. We gather essential data including a full family and medical history prior to meeting with the elder. One of our associates will then visit the elder at home, in a facility, or at a family member’s house to conduct an in-depth evaluation of their physical, cognitive, and emotional health.
If, after our initial phone conversation, you feel that your family is not ready for an in-home assessment, LifeCare Advocates offers alternatives. We offer consultations, either by phone or in our office, to discuss your current situation and to provide you with recommendations for services and resources tailored to your specific situation. This consultation provides a “road map” of next steps and possible scenarios you may face in the future.
No. We prefer to see the elder in their current environment to get an accurate representation of their daily living.
We provide ongoing guidance in understanding the range of local options available to families living at a distance. Most importantly, we can act as your “eyes and ears” through regular home visits to evaluate and monitor care at home. We make recommendations for appropriate services and provide you with continuous feedback via email or phone. LifeCare Advocates provides you with peace of mind and the security of knowing that your loved one is well taken care of.
Yes. We offer in-office consultations to assist families in coping with the stress and uncertainty of having an elder living at a distance. LifeCare Advocates can help to determine the right options, making sure that everyone’s needs are met. We have a wide network across the country of service providers we trust and can call on.
We understand that most elders who are facing a health crisis are frightened and generally resist accepting help. We have a proven track record in overcoming our client’s resistance to accepting help. We approach our clients gently and with compassion, reassuring them that our intervention will assist them to maintain their independence.
Whether it is a local or long-distance move, LifeCare Advocates will guide you through the process. Most elders express a clear and resounding preference to remain in their own homes, but that desire often conflicts with concerns about safety, increased isolation, and resistance to accepting services. Whether it is a local or long-distance move, LifeCare Advocates will guide you through the process of determining whether staying at home is feasible, and if not, what steps you can take to ensure a successful transition to a safer living environment.
All emergency situations are handled promptly. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. Generally, all phone calls are returned within one hour. Evening and weekend emergencies are responded to as necessary.
LifeCare Advocates is an independent company and is not affiliated nor financially vested with any of the services we recommend. We rely on an extensive network of resources that have proven their quality over the years and only recommend those services we believe to be in our clients’ best interest.
Life Care Management is not covered by Medicare or health insurance, but some fees may be covered by a long-term care insurance policy. It is best to contact the policyholder directly to determine your Care Management benefit.
Unfortunately not. At present time, the services offered by the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) are very limited. Most programs are reserved for those who have little or no means. None of the state-funded programs provide the comprehensive oversight and personalized care planning that we offer at LifeCare Advocates.