- Gather all necessary family members together and assist to get a consensus of what the issues are with your Parent. This quick action can save careers and jobs; you can focus on work knowing your Senior parent is receiving the proper care.
- Match appropriate services to assessed needs. Start with the appropriate action the first time, avoiding the wasted time and frustration that can come from trial and error and duplication of service.
- Maximize Seniors Benefits. Determine what benefits, such as Veterans Administration, that they are entitled to.
- Establish a long term plan. The peace of mind this provides can slow the rate of decline, which reduces the overall cost of care both short term and long term.
- Set a financial plan in place so that there are no surprises in the future, and needs are able to be met.
- Reduce travel for long-distance caregivers by minimizing emergencies. This allows adult children to spend quality time with their parents instead of dealing with crisis management.
- Reduce care-giver stress. Family caregivers on average spend $4,766 more for their own health-care because of increased stress.
- Work within the family to distribute tasks appropriately so that one sibling is not carrying the entire load - even when one or more of the adult children live far away.
- Coordinate with case managers to eliminate unnecessary medications and treatments.
- Provide oversight to minimize the exposure to financial abuse, scams, and other fraudulent activities.
- Leverage strategic partnerships with providers to ensure the highest quality of care at the best value. No more picking caregivers randomly from the yellow pages.