Our services focus on clients striving to age in place, however, we work with seniors and caregivers in all settings as a professional guide and senior safety specialist.
Aging in place means an older adult is making a conscious decision to stay in the environment of their choice for as long as they can with the comforts that are important to them. As they age this may include adding supplementary services to facilitate their living conditions and maintain their quality of life. Fall prevention is key to successful aging in place.
90 % of seniors report they want to age in place, but 85% of seniors are not properly prepared to age in place.
As a Aging Life Care Manager ®, I guide you through the essential paperwork and explain all the “next steps” while helping you organize and plan for the future. I offer a comprehensive organizer for all the crucial paperwork to keep track of your loved one’s present and future needs.
Aging Life Care Professionals guide families through professional consultation/counseling, prioritizing needs, developing customized care plans, setting up services and referral to resources and making sure the plan is instituted and followed so as to have positive outcomes. These activities not only help the older person, but also provide much-needed solutions for the adult child or family who find themselves in a crisis on how to help their parents.
Aging Life Care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through:
- Assessment and monitoring
- Planning and problem-solving
- Education and advocacy
- Family caregiver coaching
Focusing on safety and independence with daily tasks, occupational therapy is the only spending category proven to reduce hospitalizations. We promote health and wellness through caregiver training, fall prevention, home safety, home modifications and home exercise programs. Certain cases may qualify for Occupational Therapy coverage through your insurance. Each client is unique and we can check your insurance benefits if you have a skilled Occupational Therapy need.
Home Safety Assessment
- 240-point comprehensive Senior Home Safety Assessment performed by a certified specialist
- Exterior and interior of the home
- All entry areas/thresholds of the home
- ALL rooms: bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry room, garage, kitchen, dining room, living room, patios, porch, stairs and hallways
- Lighting evaluation
- Electrical safety
- Fire Safety/PASS training
- Immediate feedback on durable medical equipment options and present recommendations
- Full review of report with recommendations and customized plan
- Guidance in finding screened and vetted service providers you can choose from.
- Alzheimer’s/Dementia safety considerations
- Crime prevention, senior scams and elder abuse safety education
- Personal Emergency Response System- associate for Electronic Caregiver system
Medical Alert Systems
How do I know which system is right for my loved one? We can help you find the best fit for your specific needs.
We highly recommend Stack.care, the smart solution! StackCare uses discreet motion sensors and artificial intelligence to learn individual behavior and activity patterns, sending notifications directly to caregivers phone. You get to see, simply and easily, if your loved one is sleeping ok, is visiting the bathroom too often, and whether his/her activity patterns have changed. StackCare is designed to allow your aging loved one to live in their own home as long as possible without being intrusive or cumbersome. There are no cameras, no microphones, nothing to wear and no batteries to change. Simple to use, simple to install, delivered in 1-2 business days, and cost effective. Call today for special discount code!
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Did you know Passionate Healthcare Advocacy & Wellness offers fall prevention webinars, resident clinics and caregiver training for senior communities? Call today for more information.
Falls have become epidemic in America. Every year approximately one-third of adults 65 or older fall in their home, and half of those over age 80 fall annually, resulting in injury, long-term isability and premature loss of independence. This is a preventable epidemic.
- Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall
- Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall
- Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. (hip fractures and head trauma).
- 1 in every 3 adults 65 or older fall in their home each year, and 50% of those are over 80; resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature loss of independence
- Falls account for 25% of ALL hospital admissions
- Falls account for 40% of nursing home and care facility admissions
- Among those who are admitted to a nursing home, nearly half will never return to independent living
Tips to Prevent Falls:
- Manage chronic illnesses or conditions
- Get an eye exam regularly
- Stay hydrated
- Slow transitions from rest or lying, to sitting and standing
- Talk to physicians and pharmacists about medications
- Stay active and exercise regularly
- Stop before an activity, consider whether or not it is safe, and make a plan that reduces your risk of a fall. Problem solve alternatives/adaptations for potentially risky behaviors
- Identify and eliminate fall hazards in the home-have a professional assessment done- lighting, stairs, grab bars, DME, rearranging.
- Hire help to maintain the safety of your home such as caregiver, house cleaner or maintenance team
Melissa Swiontek, OTL, SHSS