I need help! Who can I turn to?

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Oct 08, 2020

How do I keep my Parents safe and at home?
As my parents and grandparents age, I often compare the struggles they face now to the struggles I faced growing up. My safety and well-being were always first and foremost in their minds.
Now that I am older, I find myself having those same feelings about safety and well-being. Only this time, its me worried about my parents safety. I finally understand what I put them through; I have the same loving concern for their safety that they had for me. Since the biggest concern for most older adults is staying independent and living at home for as long as possible, you must find the right home care agency that can help.
As you or your loved ones are trying to navigate the complicated health care system, you must find a home care agency that is also an advocate and can help ask the right questions. In choosing the right home care agency here is a list of things to consider.

Do they provide free care management/advocation to ensure you get the right help?
Do they have a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) on staff?
How committed are they to the community? Do they volunteer? Do they donate back to the community?
Are they a resource center? Can they help you find other services you might need or help you find the right senior living option if you cant stay home?
How do they train their staff, how long is the training, and what benefits do they offer their staff?
Can they help you find ways to pay for care other than you paying out of pocket? Do they take Medicaid? Can they help you easily get Veterans benefits?

The biggest thing to remember as you or your loved ones are facing difficult health care challenges is that you are not alone. There are experts out there ready to help.

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Jake Rankin, CEO Talem Home Care & Placement Services, MBA, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) He may be reached at 720-789-7350 or at Jake@Talemhc.com.

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