Is your loved one nearing the end of their life? You may need to help them prepare and get their affairs in order. Communicating wishes to family members, advocating at doctor visits, finding an Elder Law Attorney and locating important paperwork can seem very overwhelming. There are many things that you can do to make this process easier for your loved one and family. In fact, we’ve collected … [Read more...]
Help your loved one hire a housekeeper
Does your elderly loved one need assistance cleaning their home? Hiring a housekeeper may be the help they need. Question is: how do you hire the right housekeeper? This is a challenge that many caregivers face. After all, when housekeepers provide help around the house, they have access to your personal space and valuables. Luckily, there are a few things you can consider while searching for a … [Read more...]
How to find Hospice Care for your loved one
Is your loved one nearing the end of their life? You may need to help them find and manage their hospice services. Hospice is medical care for people with an anticipated life expectancy of six months or less, when cure isn’t an option. During hospice care, the focus shifts to symptom management and quality of life. There are many things that you can do to make this an easier process for your loved … [Read more...]
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2022: Review & Update Your Coverage!
https://youtu.be/RGCyPzZBF9s Medicare Open Enrollment will be open from October 15th to December 7, 2021. This is the perfect opportunity to review your coverage and ensure you and your loved ones are on the right Medicare plan. To help you prepare for open enrollment, Medicare has put together five very helpful tips. Read them in their article "Get ready! Medicare’s Open Enrollment starts … [Read more...]
Time to get your Flu Shot!
With COVID-19 statistics at the forefront, it can be easy to forget just how dangerous the flu really is. Flu viruses spread quickly throughout communities; during the 2018-2019 flu season, there were 35.5 million illnesses, 490,600 hospitalizations and 34,200 deaths due to the flu. Vaccinations protect you and your loved ones. The more people who are vaccinated, the less number of flu cases in … [Read more...]
Schedule Meetings with Your Loved One’s Professional Advisors
If you’re a long distance caregiver, it’s important to have a productive relationship with your loved one’s professional advisors - their doctors, attorney, banker, financial advisor, CPA, insurance advisor, etc. If you’re planning to visit your loved one for the holidays, now is a good time to decide which professionals to meet with while you are there, and to set up appointments. Some advisors … [Read more...]
Who Pays the Bills When Your Loved one is in the Hospital?
If your client or loved one has a crisis and ends up in the hospital, who pays the bills? If their spouse is home but isn’t the “bill payer” in the family, are they doubly stressed about what they have to handle? Care is There can help! We Can Do it For You At Care is There, we offer Daily Money Management services - we can pay your loved ones bills, file and monitor long term care insurance … [Read more...]
Help Design our Online Course “How to Choose a Senior Living Residence”
Did you know? In addition to our geriatric care management and daily money management, Care is There now offers online courses in long distance caregiving! You can see our online course library at this link. We’re currently designing a new online course: How to Choose a Senior Living Community - and we’d like your ideas! This course will cover all levels of care: independent living, assisted … [Read more...]
What to do when a Health Care Agent lives elsewhere
Does the health care agent for your loved one or client live out of town? Or maybe they haven’t named a health care agent at all? That’s a common occurrence, isn’t it? We all have a client or loved one who either hasn’t gotten around to naming an agent to make their health care decisions if they are incapacitated, or their health care agent lives out of town. Either way, if that person has a … [Read more...]
Help Your Elderly Loved One Be Happy
Is your elderly loved one being grouchy, sad, depressed, or argumentative? It’s likely that there is a very good reason, and that you can help your elderly loved one be happy! Why Are They Being So Difficult? There are many potential causes for the way your loved one feels, including medical issues like pain, medication effects, hormonal changes, and cognitive changes. There are lifestyle causes … [Read more...]