Long Distance Caregiver
Worry Free Help for the Long-Distance Caregiver
If your loved one lives in Western Massachusetts, and you don't, Sensible Senior Solutions can take care of your loved ones needs. We can meet with prospective providers and caregivers and manage form afar. You can work with us for a few months or over time. We will be there for a few months or over time. We will be there for your family member for as long as you need us.
HousingWe assist with interviewing nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. We provide suggestions for relocation, as well as advice.
Questions arise as to which type of living arrangements make sense.
Assisted Living Facilities- Many have month to month rental agreements and can provide moderate to luxurious senior living. There are various contractual agreements.
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) provide services such that a resident can age in place. Typically, these communities have independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing buildings all on one campus. Some even have Alzheimer's units. A CCRC provides for all the physical and psychological needs of their aging residents.
Skilled nursing centers will provide 24 /7 nursing care for your loved one. These homes vary a lot in what they offer; short-term rehab, long term rehab, physical therapy, and the overall look and feel of the facility.
Some services we provide are - finding the right home health aides, while monitoring your relative and the homecare company. We can recommend the right assisted living or independent living community for you.
- Short-term or ongoing assistance for long-distance caregivers.
- We provide client monitoring which includes written reports to you
HomecareWe identify homecare companies that have the highest quality nurses and best fit for your loved one.
Homecare is divided into 2 categories- skilled care which provides for medical needs. Secondly, custodial care includes non-medical help; such as bathing, dressing and feeding your loved one. There are many choices in the Pioneer Valley for homecare. Some companies are affiliated with a hospital, but many are private companies. Homecare is typically paid for by Medicare after a qualifying hospital stay or privately by the family.
LiaisonWe act as a liaison with physicians, eldercare attorneys, social workers, and home and personal care companies.
As your Eldercare Consultant, Sensible Senior Solutions will work with other professionals to help find the answers needed for your elderly loved one. If a trusted eldercare attorney is needed in your situation, we can bring in the right one to match your specific needs. Sensible Senior solutions works with the social workers and discharge planners at various nursing facilities to make sure your questions are answered and your paperwork is understood. We work with personnel from homecare agencies to ensure they are meeting all goals laid out in your loved one's Plan of Care. Homecare aides can be individually interviewed for you to find the best match. Sensible Senior Solutions makes sure the agency offers the specific services you need such as physical and occupational therapy. We insure that the agency has the specific disease management program tailored to the senior's needs. Some of these include: orthopedic rehab or wound care programs.
Family PartnerWe partner with the family and help siblings sort out the pros and cons of various eldercare arrangements. We always consider safety, maintaining independence, if possible, and lend an empathetic ear.
Sensible Senior Solutions is your partner as you care for your aging parent (relative). How do you truly know what your loved one needs as they grow older? Sensible Senior Solutions provides an objective third party recommendation. Our values, ethics and integrity are the core of our business principles. Do not rush into a decision that is not right for you and your loved one socially, economically or emotionally. Save time and money by hiring a trusted eldercare consultant to find the right resource for you.
Alzheimer's CareWe help identify the best living facilities that cater to the "memory impaired" senior.
Alzheimer's is a progressive, frightening disease. As a caregiver, it is taxing and confusing. The coping skills of the caregiver make a big difference in how they view their aging parent. People with Alzheimer's need to be safe. Six out of ten people with Alzheimer's will wander. Wandering can be dangerous even life-threatening. This stress can weigh heavily on families. You need to ask if they should really be at home. Many times, as an informed caregiver you realize that your parent must be put in a facility that caters to Memory- impairment. There are certain living facilities in Western Massachusetts that are very appropriate for the Alzheimer's patient. Sensible Senior Solutions can help you review which location is best along with support groups and programs for you, the caregiver.
Levels of Services Offered Include:
Tier 1 - Initial consultation and recommendations that meet your families goals.
Tier 2 - Recommendations as well as assistance with appointments and decision making.
Tier 3 - Tier 1 and 2 service along with assistance up to and including placement of your loved one in an appropriate setting.
Tier 4 - Ongoing management of your relative's changing needs. Services include helping plan appointments and meeting with prospective providers and caregivers.