Why should you consult with an elder care specialist? There are many reasons why you should consider working with an elder care specialist, including physical limitations and lack of medical resources when families try to care for their aging loved ones at home.

While the caring families of elders may be very well intentioned, the time may have come when your parent or spouse may need more assistance than you can provide on your own and the stress of caring for your aging loved one at home may be having a negative impact on your job responsibilities or even your own mental and physical health. Any one of these are signs that it may be time to consider your options for professional geriatric care management.

Elder care specialists and geriatric care professionals can help give caregivers a peace of mind through time-saving techniques and information that would be difficult for you to find on your own. Consulting with an elder care specialist can help you and your family members feel less alone during a stressful time.

Professional elder care specialists can help families improve the elder’s quality of life and healthcare by serving as an advocate for clients and their families. By establishing both the daily and long-term needs of your aging loved one, an elder care specialist can help guide your family through multiple areas of concern, including medical requirements, transportation, home safety and caretaker support and education.

As an objective agent working from inside the healthcare system on behalf of their clients, care managers can help eliminate obstacles while containing costs and maintaining a superior level of service delivery to maximize your loved one’s safety, independence and quality of life.

ElderLink senior care specialists have a comprehensive knowledge of the services available in communities throughout California and by assessing needs of the senior citizen as well as their spouse and family, they can help you decide what services are best suited for your loved one and then connect you to cost-effective resources and options. In addition to assisted living facilities, ElderLink specialists can help you secure in-home care and services at reasonable market rates.

According to a June 2013 report by CBS, nearly 40 percent of US adults act as caretakers and with that number continuing to increase it is important for families to become better educated about the numerous benefits of consulting an elder care specialist. These professionals can help guide you and your family through a difficult time and provide you with valuable knowledge and resources that will you need to make informed decisions and prepare for the long term.

For more information on elder care options including, caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, please contact ElderLink today to discuss elder care services available throughout California.