Who We Help
Our care managers support the growing cadre of people who are living alone as they age. We have heard from our clients the powerful ways in which social isolation, lack of transportation, home safety fears, and not having an advocate are challenging to solo agers.
Research backs up these challenges, too. For example, a case study of food shopping, cooking and eating habits in older women with PD demonstrated that decreased sense of smell, appetite, taste and difficulty transporting food to the mouth and swallowing were risks for nutritional wellbeing.
One approach solo agers can take is to create a caring community or support team to assist with decisions as needed. The community could include an aging life care manager, lawyer, accountant and health care and financial agents, friends, clergy, and/or relatives.
Meet with Your Elder Experts to:
- Learn how to best plan for your future
- Find out which resources are appropriate for you
- Understand which benefits and insurance you are entitled to
- Explore options for living independently or at an assisted-living facility, retirement community, or nursing home
- Discuss difficult issues with care providers as well as those you are close to
- Help you understand the progression of dementia and its challenges
- Make decisions about your future that feel right
- Get help when you need someone at medical appointments to help understand instructions and make sure they are followed, provide accurate history, and communicate the current situation
Hear from those we've helped
"After Sarah died I felt so alone. Your Elder Experts helped me with everything from finding an elder law attorney to create a trust to putting my estate in order and helping me move. My care manager was there to come with me to the ER after I fell and broke my collar bone. She even planned a 91st birthday party for me. I feel like she is my family now, like my sister or the daughter I never had."