Your Guide to Aging Independently
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ~Maya Angelou
It is our vision that one day we will all be able to age safely at home within the community of those that we love and care for.
Our mission at Senior’s Choice Consulting is to provide the best high-quality information in a compassionate client centered way. Everything we do focuses on a Seniors right to make decisions about their own life while providing information and guidance to enable them to remain as independent as possible.
Senior’s Choice Consulting is here to guide Seniors and their Care Providers through the challenges of aging independently.
We can provide as much or as little support as you want.
If you have questions and concerns that you are unsure how to handle and need a trusted source of information but not necessarily ongoing assistance you can schedule a telephone consultation. We offer telephone consultations in the evenings and on Saturdays to accommodate Care Providers that work during the day. Our phone consultations are hosted on a secure conference call line so all of the interested family members and Care Providers can participate at once. Our consultation calls are recorded and sent to you so you can focus on the discussion and not worry about writing notes.
In Home Consultations
Senior’s Choice Consulting can provide in home assessments for Seniors. We will identify care needs and safety concerns. Based on what the Senior chooses for both short and long-term goals, we will make recommendations and develop a plan to meet these needs (called a Care Plan). If the Senior, or their Care Provider, prefers we can assist them by coordinating the services necessary to maintain, or increase, their sense of independence in their care.
Senior’s Choice Consulting can facilitate difficult family discussions. Seniors often fear loss of independence causing them to struggle to retain power over aspects of their life that they may no longer be able to handle on their own. Being a Care Provider sometimes feels like an unpaid job working with someone who is constantly challenging your abilities and questioning your choices. Is it time to consider accepting outside services or perhaps a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home? Does discussing Advanced Directives or End of Life care choke in everyone’s throat?
Sometimes, the Senior, Care Providers, Adult Children and other family members have different opinions on what is in the best interest of the Senior. We can provide professional unbiased information and mediate family discussions so that the Senior is able to remain as independent as possible.
Life Transition Search
Perhaps you have searched the Medicare website to find a list of facilities (https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare) or contacted your state unit on aging (www.eldercare.gov) or have a list of facilities in your area but you are not sure what to look for to figure out if it will be a good fit for the Senior. Senior’s Choice Consulting can help you find an assisted living facility or nursing home that will best meet the Senior’s care needs and life preferences. *** We are not a free referral or placement agency. We do not accept or require referral fees from companies and facilities with whom we work. We only work for you.
Coordination of Client Care
Sometimes, due to distance or other life commitments family members are unable to visit the Senior frequently to make sure they’re safe and well cared for. Senior’s Choice Consulting can coordinate medical and legal services that a Senior may need. We can also coordinate tasks such as lawn care and home repairs and transportation to medical appointments. We can attend doctor’s visits, care conferences in long-term care settings and conduct regular visits to assure the Care Plan is being followed so nothing slips through the cracks. We can open the doors of communication between the Senior, their medical providers and family members. We translate “medical-speak” into “real talk.” Our services allow Care Providers to resume their role as family members or friends.
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.~ Marcus Tullius Cicero