1. You are attached to your cell phone because you are worried and anticipating an emergency may come up with your elderly loved one.
2. You are traveling, not on taking vacations or business trips, but to visit your aging parents and handle their business.
3. Your parents call with emergencies (or perceived emergencies) throughout the work day.
4. Every question you ask your Mom or Dad is answered with “I’m fine” despite the health concerns they have had every time you visit.
5. You feel like the time you spend with your parents consists of doctor’s appointments, running errands, handling their business, and emergency hospital visits.
6. You have your parents’ local hospital on speed dial and programmed into your phone.
7. You know more than you ever wanted to about your parents medical conditions, but are unclear if doctor’s instructions are in-line with your family’s desires or why the doctors are making certain recommendations.
8. You’re reading senior care websites and eldercare advice blogs.
9. Your worries span the generations: one moment you are worrying about your kids graduating college and landing a job and the next moment you are wondering if you need to move your parents in to your home or an assisted living facility.
10. You strive to do the right thing for your aging loved ones, but have a hard time deciphering what the right thing is or how to initiate a plan to make it happen.
These are a select few indications that you need a care manager, but the truth is that if you are feeling stressed about a loved one’s situation you have reached the point of needing professional assistance. Those who have worked with a care manager will testify to the efficiency, cost-savings, and peace of mind that it provides.
Feinberg Consulting, Inc. is available to begin work right away and help you and your loved one(s) enjoy your time together.