Senior Care Advocate Pittsburgh, Pa
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
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
Advocate based on client directives
Oversee all healthcare needs
Communicate with physicians
Health and Wellness Management
Face to face meetings
Review of medical conditions
Review of history and physical
Overview for care options
Discussion of goals and desired outcome
Develop wellness plan
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
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