What to Expect When...

You want to make appropriate living arrangements for yourself or a loved one:

EVALUATION

  • Initial discussion and overview of situation.
  • Nursing Assessment of medical history and current medical needs.
  • Living Situation Assessment and its limitations and what the living arrangement desires of the client are.
  • Functional Level Assessment of every day living needs and what assistance may be required.
  • Financial overview that will factor into decision making.

WRITTEN EVALUATION

  • A written compilation of above information with suggested plan.

ADDITIONAL

  • Carrying out plan of care.

You want a referral to an Assisted Living or Independent Living Facility:

EVALUATION

  • Initial discussion and overview of situation.
  • Assisted Living evaluation to determine which facility would best suit client's needs, i.e. - activities offered, size of facility, location. They vary greatly. I have done extensive evaluations on each one including reviews of regulatory inspection reports to ensure they are in compliance with regulations. I do not take referral fees from facilities and, therefore, remain totally objective and your advocate.
  • Nursing Assessment with medical history and current medical and psychosocial needs.
  • Financial overview that will factor into decision.

WRITTEN EVALUATION

  • A written compilation of above information with recommendations.

ADDITIONAL

  • Discussion with appropriate facilities of client's needs.
  • Visits to facility with client.
  • Ongoing oversight of client while in facility.

You want assistance in the home:

EVALUATION

  • Initial discussion and overview of situation.
  • Functional Level Assessment of every day living needs and assistance required.
  • Financial overview that will factor into decision.

WRITTEN EVALUATION

  • Written compilation of above information with suggested home care or home health providers. Home care and Home Health companies vary greatly and I refer only to ones which I have personal knowledge of the quality of care including regulatory compliance.

ADDITIONAL

  • Ongoing oversight of client to assure home care or home health is provided appropriately.


You live far away from a loved one or you are very busy and want to be sure things are going all right:

EVALUATION

  • Initial discussion and overview of situation.
  • Assessment of current situation to include Geriatric Care Management psychosocial assessment, Functional Level, and needs.

WRITTEN EVALUATION

  • Written compilation of above information and recommendations for ongoing oversight.

ADDITIONAL

  • Implementation of plan and ongoing oversight.


You are not sure of medical treatment or symptoms are not being managed:

EVALUATION

  • Initial discussion and overview of situation.
  • Complete Nursing Assessment of medical history and needs.
  • Medication Profile Assessment and Symptom Analysis.
  • Review of physician’s medical records.
  • Discussion of relationship with physician which may include visiting doctor with the client.

WRITTEN EVALUATION

  • Written compilation of above with recommendations.


You are not sure what needs your needs are:

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Not sure what needs you or your loved one have? These tools are designed to help you assess your health care and financial service needs: