How to Choose a Quality Senior Care Expert
When selecting a senior care expert to assist you with the needs of your elderly loved one, it is important to take the time to research and evaluate the various options available. It is essential to find an experienced professional who can provide quality elder care services that will meet both you and your family member's specific needs. In this guide, we will provide you with helpful information to help you make the best decision for your family and ensure that you select a senior care expert who is knowledgeable and experienced in their field.
Importance of Working With a Certified Senior Advisor
You're probably looking for a safe assisted living, independent living, memory care, or in-home care community that matches the health and social needs of your loved one. Perhaps, the senior has severe health issues. Or maybe there are problems with mobility and the senior require hands-on assistance with day-to-day activities like feeding, bathing, and dressing. How do you know which community is best? It would be counterproductive to get help from anyone other than a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). CSAs are educated on everything seniors and understand the industry like the back of their hands. They have the skills, knowledge, and the compassion to find a senior community that your loved one can call home.
Here's why working with a Certified Senior Advisor is essential:
They Determine a Facility's Suitability for Seniors
Certified Senior Advisors are familiar with the assisted living, independent living, in-home, and memory care facilities in your area. They regularly visit and conduct pre-tours and screenings of these communities. As such, they have first-hand information about these communities, weeding out those that don’t comply with the best standards and recommending only the communities that operate at the very highest ethical standards and are best suited to your loved one's needs.
They Meet With You in Person
Half-measures simply won't do where the wellbeing of your loved ones is concerned. It's not enough to simply contact someone claiming to be a senior care expert over a phone call and then fill an online form that give multiple facilities access to your information
Instead, a Certified Senior Advisor will meet with you face to face, take the time to understand the needs of your loved one, go on tours with you, guide you in making a decision, and support you through the move-in process. At the same time, you’ll be able to express your full concerns in a face-to-face meeting, as your loved one's needs will be better communicated this way.
They Recommend Only the Most Ethical Communities
When you fill-in an online form, what you may not know is that you’ve provided your personal details to an agency with claims of having a community in every city. This agency will then share your details with multiple facilities they’ve never been to or assessed. You may end up transferring your loved one to a community with a record of violations. CSAs will only recommend the most ethical communities as they routinely assess each one and know their reputation.
They Are Not Agents of the Senior Care Communities
Agents are often incentivized by senior communities to recommend their facilities. As such, they’ll often try to sell you on certain communities, even if they’re not the best for your loved one. On the other hand, working with a Certified Senior Advisor keeps your mind at peace as they work independent of the senior care communities. A CSA is only concerned about showing you the most ideal communities for your senior.
Certified Senior Advisors are Ethical
Certified Senior Advisors must do attestation every year to show that they are adhering to high ethical standards. This implies that they are trustworthy and work tirelessly with the best interest of their clients at heart. They listen to clients to understand their needs to help profer solutions and solve problems.
They Conduct Post Placement Follow-up
Certified Senior Advisors provide you with suitable recommendations regarding the best facilities and communities for your loved one's needs. Additionally, they follow up with you, conducting assessment after placement to ensure that your loved ones needs are truly met, and no issues arise along the way.
They Are Certified
The importance of this cannot be overstated, as it's in the very title of the profession, "Certified Senior Advisor." A certified senior care expert is a knowledgeable, confident authority in the field. No other category of experts knows better, and as such, they're better equipped than anyone else to give you sound advice and guidance.
When the need to transition your senior into a facility in the Lehigh Valley and Upper Bucks arises, remember to contact the Certified Senior Advisors at CarePatrol. We are your partner in senior care solutions and are committed to educating and guiding you every step of the way to ensure you find the perfect match for your loved one.