As the baby boom generation ages, more and more people are faced with the challenges of finding the proper care for older loved ones. For seniors who need constant care, this often means looking at options for assisted living facilities. Even if an older person is able to live at home, when loved ones do not live nearby, help is often needed. The fields of assisted living placement services and elder care management services have expanded, and various levels of service are available for those who need help.
For aging seniors, the transition from fully independent living to the need for assisted living is sometimes gradual and sometimes sudden. Loved ones often find themselves needing to choose an assisted living facility without having done the research necessary to find the best fit. In other cases, loved ones may not live close by, making site visits difficult. In this type of situation, an assisted living placement service can be very helpful.
Assisted living placement companies usually offer counseling and assessment services to determine the necessary level of care, and arrange for tours of facilities in your area. Such companies usually collect fees from the facilities themselves, so their services are free to the consumer.
Whether a senior resides in an assisted living facility or at home, it can be difficult for loved ones to deal with medical, financial and insurance concerns, especially if they do not live nearby. In these cases, elder care management services can provide the help needed.
One such company is Golden Years Living Solutions, based in White Plains, which provides a free service to families who are searching for senior residences (including assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and independent/55+ retirement communities). After consulting with the family, an advisor provides information on the various senior living options available (including care level, rates, availability and promotions) based on the families’ needs and desired location and budget.
Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging, and it is important to know that you don’t need to do it alone.
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