Solutions For Independence

Providing Life Consulting and Planning for the Aging and Disabled

Senior Care Advocate Pittsburgh, Pa

Help and family support

Care Management Solutions

For adult children who live out of state, knowing that mom & dad are well can be troublesome.  Living at a distance makes it impossible to know if their nutritional, safety and hygiene needs are being met. This is an area we can help the most.  We consider this area one of the most important services we offer. We can help aging parents from any unsafe situation by providing the care and direction they need. 

Through our comprehensive care management program, we will conduct a face to face meeting with your parents.  This will allow us to ascertain the necessary information to lead them and you in the best direction.  If they are in need of home assistance, meals, or home improvements we will recognize and coordinate all necessary services.  We will also oversee the services to assure the best care is being delivered to your parent.

If mom or dad would benefit from downsizing, we will locate the best housing options for them, whether it be an apartment setting, or long term care setting such as assisted living or skilled nursing.  We will be their advocate to be sure they are receiving the highest quality of care.  We will also take care of the actual move, while coordinating the furniture and set up in the new location.  We can also assist with setting up realtors for the sale of an existing home.

We act as a liaison between you & your parents to give you the piece of mind that they are ok. We will become your eyes and ears while assuring you that mom and dad are living as safely as possible in the best environment to meet their needs.

Care Advocate Services

Medication Management
Escorts to and from physician appointments
Liaison between physician, client and family
Coordination of care-giving services
Oversee caregivers and schedules
Manage change of condition
Assure communication between specialists, physicians and healthcare providers
Oversee proper medical care and communications during hospital admission
Coordinate 24 hour care if necessary during hospital admission

Power of Attorney Medical
Act as legal representative
Advocate based on client directives
Oversee all healthcare needs
Communicate with physicians
Assure health care wishes are honored 
Weekly visits
Manage hospital stays
Help navigate the system

Power of Attorney Financial
Manage finances and pay bills
Manage assets
Liaison with financial representatives
Liaison with legal representatives
Financial and estate planning
Manage legal affairs
Communicate with advisers
Locate resources
Pay taxes
Sign contracts
Manage bank accounts

Health and Wellness Management

Face to face meetings

Safety assessment

Review of medical conditions

Review of history and physical

Overview for care options

Discussion of goals and desired outcome

Develop wellness plan

Nutritional Supplementation

fiduciary services support
Detailed Services Include:

Completing a comprehensive assessment to determine the appropriate level of healthcare and living needs

Developing a "Plan of Care" with family and friends while coordinating medical, supportive, social, legal and financial services

Attending physician appointments, medical tests, treatments, therapies and emergency room visits

Preparing applications for benefits: including, but not limited to Veterans Administration, private insurance and government programs

Locating reputable financial assistance, realtors, as well as legal help

When children live at a distance or lack the considerable time it takes to care for a loved one, a Care Manager can even do shopping, manage finances, sort mail, transport to & from physician appointments/surgeries, assist with moving, and protect consumers from increasing scams.

Fiduciary Services

Solutions For Independence provides fiduciary services by serving as Agent or Attorney-in-Fact through the Power of Attorney document for finances and/or healthcare. The Power of Attorney document grants the Agent the power to act on behalf of the senior. 

Long-term Care Placement

If placement in an extended care facility is necessary, we will guide you through the entire process:

Identifying living options: retirement residence, assisted living, Alzheimer's and/or memory care, or skilled nursing care 

Scheduling tours, completing admission paperwork, and coordinating the move
Preparing a personal residence for sale or closing an apartment

Conducting monitoring visits to ensure safety, comfort and the appropriate quality and level of care