“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.”
Your team of geriatric care managers and healthcare advocates helped me respect my mother in law’s wishes to stay home. I don’t know how we would have done it without you. You were consistently there with helpful suggestions, for doctor visits, and, yes, even for emergencies. You were caring and gentle yet forceful when things needed to be done. We are all grateful for how you worked with her and for your wonderful, and much needed, family support.
The opportunity for my father to continue living at his own home would not have been possible without the tremendous support and organization that ElderCare has provided. Their geriatric care management and healthcare advocacy allowed us to respect my father’s wishes. Thank you Eldercare for all that you do…
“Eldercare Specialists has brought excellent geriatric care management, knowledge and skills to help me manage my parents care. They are genuinely concerned for everyone involved and provide consistent support to all of us. They ensure everyone understands the client’s needs, and they are very useful in helping family members, including the patient, communicate with each other and work through the emotional issues.”
“My care managers keep me optimistic about my care and help me to keep going. My daughters are pleased that I have a care manager who knows the ropes and is on my side with all the big and small details of this part of my life.”
“Working with Eldercare Specialists saved us in a crisis we were having with our Mother. They got right in there helped us get connected to all the right doctors, lawyers and other professional services. We could not have done it without them. A top group of professionals that know how to work with families that having an aging parent.”
“Eldercare Specialists has been a godsend for my family. I live out of state and depend on them to provide the loving care I can’t.They oversee all aspects of my grandmother’s care, from taking her to medical appointments, coordinating caregivers, to arranging her hair cuts and personal shopping. When she needed to be moved from her independent apartment into assisted living, they were able to make all the arrangements. My grandmother feels very comfortable and cared for, and it makes her living situation close to perfect for her”
Lynn Goehner and her team of specialists have provided exceptional guidance, nursing care and compassion for us during the past few years. She is able to see the whole picture and then help us put together the intricate levels of care needed as my husband’s condition changes. She is a great communicator and excellent liaison with physicians and other service providers. Her team is equally skilled at solving problems and providing support. Because of Eldercare Specialists, I am able to provide the highest level of care for my husband at home.
“Lynn Goehner and her team made a very difficult time easier to navigate. Having Eldercare Specialists involved in my Mother’s care gave us peace of mind, because we knew no stone was left unturned. Lynn and Sheryl were calm, reassuring, kind and patient. They stepped in during very stressful times and turned things around–they never gave up. We are so grateful for their help, and we highly recommend their services.”
“The expertise of your team and personal attention has provided my sister and I with the ability to make thoughtful decisions about our parents. As difficult as this time is in our parent’s lives has become, we know we are providing them with the best possible care. I can’t imagine navigating through their complicated age related issues without Eldercare Specialists.”
Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, obtain information to make informed decisions and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in the event that you become incapable of consenting to or refusing treatment or other care. “My Health Care Wishes” is our approach to the Advance Care Planning.