We all want the best for the people we love, and most people want to age in place in their own homes. But many caregivers don’t realize the true cost of leaving their jobs to care for a loved one, which the MetLife Institute estimates at $143,000 – $300,000, not counting the personal stress and isolation. And most aren’t aware of the new alternatives emerging for families, including using a geriatric care manager to suggest resources and manage your loved one’s care team so you can keep your career AND ensure your loved one is well cared for at home.
The benefit of using a geriatric care manager like ours at Care is There is that you and your loved one have a local professional you know and trust who can supervise in-home helpers, recommend services, implement solutions, help handle emergencies, and communicate with the entire family.
If you know someone who could benefit from the services of Care is There Geriatric Care Management in Central Virginia, send them this article or suggest they contact us. We provide a free consultation, and sometimes just that conversation can provide inspiration and a sense of relief. You can contact me, Elizabeth Swider, Certified Senior Advisor, at 434.326.5323 ext 2 or Elizabeth@careisthere.com. For more information about our services, and to read testimonials from our clients, visit our website.