Saturday, June 21, 2014

Elderplanning Services and Resources

We are happy to assist you in any way we can to make things easier for you and your family. We can help you coordinate any and all of the following, and more that we haven't even thought of yet.

 Information and Referral: Community supports and Professional Services

We have developed a giant base of information and referral sources after 20+ years in the long term care system. We can help you to determine what services will benefit you and objectively connect you to the services that you need. These services range from community organizations to professional services (physicians, attorneys, financial consultants,etc) to residential and home care options.

Don't worry, we'll help you sort it out.

 Financial Information

We can help you to determine your Medicaid eligibility. We also simplify the process for you by offering step by step guidance in application completion as well as representing you in the application interviews. You can be sure that your rights will be respected and that you will get the benefits you are entitled to. This may include Veteran's benefits and other benefits you may not even know about.


 Placement Services: Residential Care, Nursing Home Care, Hospice, Respite Care

A solid understanding of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other residential options in the area makes it easy for us to help you find your next home.  Our knowledge comes firsthand, which makes it possible to match you with the residential options that will best meet your needs and preferences. Our reputation and seasoned relationships can also give our clients leverage when seeking admission to their preferred facilities.

We help you to coordinate your options based on what YOU want.

 Home Care Coordination

We will work carefully with you to identify solutions.  Creating a plan of public and private companion care programs, meal programs, home care programs,or countless ancillary services, we strive for your independence and safety. We have many reliable referral sources who provide our clients with excellent care and we are happy to coordinate and monitor those services for you. This may include Home Health Care, Respite Care, Hospice Care and Medical Day Care.

 Advocacy

The bottom line to every service we provide is advocacy. Our client comes first in all cases. We help clients to understand their rights: for example with the Medicaid process and appeals process, or as a resident in a nursing facility. We teach our clients what they can expect and advocate for them when circumstances demand special attention. We are protective and empowering at the same time. As a "coach" we guide you every step of the way and advocate for you to ensure that you can access the options most preferable to you.

We'll help you get on track.  We'll help you get your Magnetic North back.

 Advance Directives/Legal and Financial Planning

We strongly encourages every client to establish advance directives and to plan for their long term future. We assist with completion of these documents and also have a healthy referral base of attorneys and other professionals who can 
assist you with Trust, Estate Planning and other issues.

Click Here for New York State Advance Directives Forms and Information


These links cover most, if not all, the bases.  If you need help understanding it or completing it, call us and we'll help you.  


 Support and Counseling Services

As a matter of course, we offer counseling and support to our clients and their families. This sometimes comes in the form of family mediation. We treat the family as a unit -- recognizing that everyone has strengths and weaknesses.  
We considering the feelings and thoughts of each member, while advocating for the older client first and foremost.

Sometimes in the course of our care, hearts open up to each other that have been locked away.  This is the most rewarding, and sometimes unexpected, part of our job  <3  

 Personalized Care Planning

We offer geriatric assessment and comprehensive care planning.  When the goal of the client is to create a plan, we outline and connect you with services that will promote well-being and independence. There are six primary elderplanning areas for establishing these goals which are: Medical, Psychiatric, Physical, Financial/Legal, Social and Spiritual. We help you to put an effective plan in place that will consider each and every one of these areas.


 Ongoing Geriatric Care Management Services

If adult children and other supports reside out-of-town, a care manager can function as  a caring surrogate family to oversee the needs of the older person. The care manager serves as a liaison who can provide objective progress reports and facilitate communication between client, family and healthcare professionals.  Each client's needs are met in a way that preserves health, safety, dignity and well-being.

Whatever we can do to make your life easier, we'll do. 

 Other Services As Requested

There are no limits to what we can do to help you. We are designed to simplify the long term care system for you, as well as to save you from having to try to locate information and process it. If we don't have an answer, we will find it for you or refer you to someone who does. It is our strong network of providers and contacts that make our job easier. We have developed a consistently strong network of service providers to make finding the care you need and want possible.


We all need each other to make it work!

Please call or email us today to discuss your situation.  
Feel free to use the digital contact form below, write directly to Kate@elderplanning.com or call us (928) 300.4445.