Anticipating the needs of a loved one when it is not easy to anticipate
“How are your parents doing?” we’ve all been asked this sometimes difficult question casually or earnestly at some point of our lives. Our automatic reply is often, “They’re doing fine.”
But how well do we actually know how are parents are doing?
Before we can fulfill our moral obligation to care for our parents, we first need to know our parent’s actual state of health. This would allow conditions to be properly managed and treated early if possible.
A customised care plan by a doctor will help you do that and more.
The first part of a care plan is a comprehensive health assessment to detect conditions common in the elderly and in the family history. The home environment is also assessed to ensure that the levels of care and safety meet your parent’s needs. Once at-risk areas are identified, customised and periodic assessments track your parent’s health over time, so you can take proactive action to save both pain and money.
The second part of a care plan proposes several combinations of home care services for you to choose from based on your budget and your parent’s health and living environment.
Questions A Care Plan Will Help You Answer
- How can I be on top of my parent’s health condition? How can we be alerted early about a potential medical problem?
- What are the different types of home care plans I can get for my parent(s) who has cancer, dementia or other health conditions?
- My parent needs to see a doctor, therapist and home nurse on different days of the week. What is the most efficient and affordable way to schedule these appointments?
- Given my financial constraints, what is the next best alternative for the types of services I’m considering for my parents?
Most of our caregiver clients don’t start out seeing the value of a care plan. But once they get one, they find its convenience and cost savings indispensable.
Benefits Of A Care Plan
- By closely tracking your parent’s medical indicators, you can take steps to prevent or treat conditions early. Thus saving pain and money.
- You save time because we research suitable care options on your behalf, and save hassle when we do the work after you have chosen.
- We advise you on the care options that have the most impact and are most suited to your parent’s evolving needs, so you get the most benefit from your budget.
- You get personal care-coordinator that knows your parents’ preferences and is a familiar 24/7 contact point for any request, no matter how small.
Steps Involved In A Care Plan
1. Declaration by caregiver
2. Nurse visit for physical exam
3. Medical assessment by doctor
4. Care plans are proposed
5. Dedicated care coordinator
6. Tracking performance
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Care Plans
Interested in a care plan?
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