Getting the Best in Geriatric Care
Older adults face many daily living challenges and often they are least able to deal with them. When it comes to assuring adequate food, housing, nursing and medical care, many elderly are unprepared financially and legally to deal with these situations. However, if plans and legal arrangements are put in place, many of the challenges of managing the geriatric care of an elderly relative can be resolved.
Families and aging adults should prepare a plan for long term geriatric care that will provide for a range of likely needs:
- Housing – whether independent living, assisted living, group home or other arrangement, it is important to make the right choice at the right time
- Home care services – providing for cooking, cleaning, nursing or medication management care
- Financial – providing for budgeting, paying bills and making financial decisions
- Entitlements – enrollment and management of social security, veteran’s or disability benefits
- Safety and social needs – so the older adult may continue to experience a full and good quality of life
- Guardianship – take legal guardianship if needed to be able to coordinate the individual’s care and make important decisions they can no longer make for themselves
- Special Needs – for special medical situations, such as Alzheimer’s, arrange for healthcare, therapy and other care needs, and make the proper legal arrangements.
At Stubberud Law, we work closely with your geriatric care manager. We can help assess your situation and needs and help you put together a plan for your loved one’s care so that day to day and long term, you know that your aging family member’s needs are being met and she is experiencing the best quality of life you can give her. Please call or contact us for more information.