“Helping Older Adults Manage the Challenges of Aging”
Eldercare Specialists provides caring case management services, solutions, counseling and consulting to support families and older adults as they age and are faced with health issues, dementia, depression or psychological changes. Our geriatric care managers ensure our clients have the best services and professionals to optimize their health and quality of life at home, in assisted living or skilled nursing.
I became a client of Eldercare Specialists when I learned my mother had severe aortic stenosis and was in need of a value replacement within the next 6 months and she didn’t want surgery. My mother said she was ready to “go.” I wanted to honor her wishes, yet also make sure she was ready. I reached out to Eldercare Specialists for a consultation initially. They were professional, caring, knowledgeable and compassionate. They offered a wide array of services. They met with my mom to assess her readiness and discovered she was largely afraid of the surgery vs. desiring to pass. The geriatric care manager provided healthcare advocacy to secure a second opinion from a highly regarded specialist. The care managers helped get my mom’s wishes documented and made sure her durable power of attorney for healthcare and other legal documents matched her wishes. Eldercare Specialists was able identify the best cardiac surgery facility, advised us on skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and ultimately on getting cardiac rehab. I’m delighted with the services and to say my mom has received her cardiac rehab “certificate of completion” and she is back to her normal active self. I highly recommend them and would use them again in a heartbeat. I have been asked “What is a care manager?”. My response is they are healthcare professionals that provide the support and expertise needed to help manage our parents care.
“Lynn Goehner and her caring team of geriatric case managers made it so I can be as independent as possible and age at home. They set up home care and helped me hire private caregivers. I have always been very independent and did not feel I needed a geriatric care manager or Eldercare Specialists’ help, but my family persisted. Lynn started, my diabetes and high blood pressure were causing me a lot of problems and instead of taking away my independence my health improved and they advocated for my independence. Her team of geriatric care managers advocated with the doctors and provided blood pressure and diabetes care management. By collaborating with my doctors, she was able to help get me on the right medications and get healthy again. Eldercare Specialists has helped me stay healthy, social and active. This year I turned 100, and I couldn’t have done it without Lynn and the Eldercare Specialists team.”