It can be difficult to know where to turn when you want elder care services for yourself or an older loved one. With so many types of services available, you may find yourself drowning in the options.
Recommendations for Elder Care Services
Since we at ElderCare Connections are in the business of recommending elderly care services, we thought we would put together this list of people that can help you decide which ones you need.
Speak to the treating physician first. This will give you a better idea of the medical care needed on a daily or weekly basis. A physician may recommend the following:
● Medication administration
● Medication monitoring
● Medical monitoring
● Personal hygiene help
● Wellness education
These services are provided by many assisted living communities, which can be highly beneficial in being able to continue living independently but with assistance. But the level and type of specific care needed is best shared with your through a recommendation.
If you or your older loved one was recently hospitalized and was under the care of a nurse, this person would be good source for recommendation. He or she is able to provide information on what is needed, and then you can take that to find places that provide those services.
Senior Care Facility
If you are already receiving services from a senior care facility, the staff there may be able to help find additional or more appropriate elder care services.Since they have experience working with the patient, they have a better idea of what they need from elder care.
Many times, it’s best to speak to the director of the facility as this person has more information about community resources and what they provide.
Assisted Living Community
Assisted living communities have a lot of experience working with seniors. They know what to look for to figure out what is needed for services.
To seek recommendations, set up interviews with the person who manages the community to see if you or your older loved one meets their criteria. If they do not, you can then ask about any other options they may be aware of that will be a help to you.
Elder Care Services Specialists
Elder care specialists, such as the ones with ElderCare Connections, are a great resource for information on the services you should seek.
Our specialists will first ask some questions to assess the needs of you or your older loved ones. After collecting that information, the specialist will review available options and provide you with senior housing options & senior care facilities that fit your needs.
ElderCare Connections is completely free. We provide referrals to people who need elder care services. You can speak to our specialists as many times as you need to find the right options.
Call us now to learn more about our services at 513-685-8998. We have many options available in many different locations. When we don’t have anything in our database, we will work to find you what you need. You can also reach us by completing our contact us form.