This guidebook helps families determine when it’s time for loved ones with dementia to stop driving and helps them cope with driving cessation.
“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.