WE ARE HERE TO HELP MAKE THE TRANSITION TO MOVE INTO A CARE FACILITY SMOOTH
To start you must first begin the process of searching for an assisted living facility, can be an uncertain task for many seniors and their families, it is often overwhelming. There are many unknown questions and answers between seniors and their families concerning what they should expect for the coming changes. Seniors are mostly concerned about how the transition process will affect them and whether their needs will be met in a new home.
This is where Elderlink’s expertise will assist you. We are the oldest senior referral service in California, we understand our client’s fears and concerns. We have been helping families walk through these questions and compassionately answer each one. We have the knowledge, experience, and understanding. Our long-term staff understands how frustrating and difficult this process is for both the senior and their family.
With our assistance, guidance, knowledge, compassion and consideration, we make this entire process easy for families and the senior citizen.The decision and determination for many seniors are answered when they are requested to complete ‘Needs Assessment’. Irrespective of whether they are moving to an assisted living, board and care, a retirement community, or a skilled nursing home, is to take the care needs into consideration to make it a good fit. We understand how difficult this process is for the family and especially the senior.
Before any referrals are given, we will take a verbal assessment of all diagnosis and care needs first, as well as the desired location and budget to create a match that will meet all the needs of the senior and their family. Additionally, the State of California will require a Physician’s Report, TB Test and a written assessment which will include a medical history including other health care question. All facilities are required to do a final assessment prior to acceptance into a facility to determine the level and type of care, a senior needs to best determine mental state and cognitive health status of the resident and know whether they will need any form of special care such as those with physical illnesses all the way to Alzheimer’s Disease and all medical needs.
will evaluate the health needs of the senior after considering both the
present and past medical history. A list with Information about their prescription drugs will be required to best ascertain whether their needs are extremely specific and what to do if urgent medical attention or care is required. In addition, included is hygiene and personal care needs. Many residents will need help from staff to bath, dress, and use the restroom. Hence, this type of assessment will evaluate such areas to enable the facility to make enough preparation for such a need. Moving to a new home far from the environment you are familiar with can bring a lot of uncertainties. Lastly, when selecting a room, equally important is, what can I take from home and how to arrange the new room to make it feel like home with treasured possessions. Elderlink.org helps with those concerns by preparing you for the need’s assessment, and all with this important information, you can be sure that your facility knows what you need at the right time. For further inquiries about elderly care, please contact us 800-613-5772.