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Is My Doctor Really the Best Person to Recommend Elderly Care Solutions?

Decisions are plentiful when it comes to elderly care solutions. And making informed decisions can be overwhelimg, not to mention moving to a new community to help you with your needs can be nerve-racking. You don’t want to move to one community and find it doesn’t suit you, and then have to move to another one. That’s why it’s important to know who you should turn to when it comes to finding the right place for this stage of your life.

Recommendations from Doctors for Elderly Care Solutions

doctor suggesting elderly care solutions to an older female patientIt is important to seek help from your doctor when it comes to elderly care services. You need to know what assistance is needed based on your health conditions.

People suffering from dementia often need help with remembering medications, if they have a number of them to take each day. Some medications must be taken daily at the same time, while others can be taken at any time of the day, and it isn’t a serious health concern if a dose is missed. Depending on the medications you’ve been prescribed, you may need to have someone administer the medication to you or just check each day to see if you took them.

This is why a doctor’s appointment to see what your needs are is important.

Does this mean that the doctor is the best person to recommend elderly care solutions? Probably not.

While your health is a critical piece of the care you need, there are other factors that need to be considered and addressed. These other factors are likely beyond the scope of what your doctor can confidently weigh on for his or her recommendations.

For instance, you may need more social interaction than you are receiving right now. While your doctor may know this, it may not know which elderly care facilities will provide you with this part of your well-being.

This is the reason you need to not only consult with your doctor, but with an elder care consultant.

How Consultants Help Match You with Elderly Care Facilities

senior woman viewing study about elderly care facilities with doctorElder care solutions specialists can better help you with recommendations on elderly care solutions. The specialist is able to take the assessment your doctor has done, give you an additional assessment to determine other needs, and then match you up with elderly care facilities that not only help you physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. This way you receive help in all areas to keep you happy, healthy, and safe.

Please know that when you speak to an elder care consultant, you do not need to answer any questions you do not feel completely comfortable answering. All of the questions are only used to help match you up with the right community, but we understand some of them may seem too personal.

If you’re the loved one of an older individual, you can also call us for help. We offer FREE referral Senior Placement Services and we use your information to help you find the right elderly care facility.

Contact us today at (513) 685-8998 for more information. Or complete our Contact Us form. We love helping our senior friends!

Who Should Recommend Elder Care Services?

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.

doctor recommendations for elder care servicesPhysician

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.

Nurses

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.

elder care services for older gentleman include recommendations from specialistSenior 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

couple gets recommendation from elder care services specialistElder 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.