When our mother passed away- Rachel was there. She takes what she does very seriously with much love and support for her residents and the families. We are forever grateful to her.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do we talk to our loved ones about your services?
Our care managers have experience working with older adults who are fiercely independent. After hearing about each individual we then work with families and other support to create an individualized approach that feels less threatening. With resistant clients our initial goal is to build rapport. Our care managers are highly trained and intuitive during this phase.
How else can Innovative Lifestyle Care save me money?
We can help to plan effectively for the future, and assist in avoiding a crisis. We can often arrange for services to be delivered in your loved one's home rather than requiring a costly move to a retirement or nursing facility. Because we are aware of both the needs of older adults and the available resources, we can match the clients service needs with appropriate agencies.
Do you accept any forms of insurance for payment?
Some long term care insurance companies will reimburse for Geriatric Care Management. Our program is a fee for service program and we do not accept insurance.
How do I know if it is time for an assessment?
There are many signs that it is time for an assessment and we encourage you to be proactive. An assessment will allow us to get form a relationship with our client and easily step in before an emergency. If you have any concerns about your loved one then it is most likely time for them to meet with a care manager. What should you look for?Red flags are often isolation, confusion, decreased personal hygiene, weight loss, bare fridge, and missed appointments.
My siblings and I are in disagreement with using your services. What should we do?
Family dynamics are often complicated and in our experience there is typically a shared concern between family members but with confusion about how to best approach their loved one. Having an outside opinion from a trained professional can offer additional insight on prioritizing a person’s needs and creating a plan on how to carefully approach a situation.