Leveraging Expertise In Senior Placement In The Face Of Covid-19
By CarePatrol of Baltimore
Finding the right placement for a loved one is never an easy task. Emotions, fears, worries, and finances all tangle into what is often one of the biggest decisions a family must make. With the added complications of COVID-19 it can seem unmanageable. There are things you can do to make the process easier and make decisions with more confidence. And the most efficient thing to do is – work with an expert.
Senior care placement specialists like CarePatrol have helped hundreds, if not thousands, of families in similar situations find the best care for their loved ones. Especially now with COVID-19, the value and importance of having a locally-based specialist familiar with concerns around quarantine plans, visitation regulation, and sanitation make working with a specialist so much more advantageous.
A good specialist will know, after a care discovery discussion with you, which locations represent what you are seeking, and of those, who is accepting new clients. Personality fit, goals, and needs of the individual provide the added flavor for a specialist to make the best recommendations based on their knowledge of each community they work with and the types of individuals at each one. As an intermediary between healthcare discharge and assisted living professionals, we ensure appropriate communication of urgency and the need and condition of our clients. If an interim-care solution is required due to an expedited discharge (a reality of COVID-19 accommodations within hospitals) we can work with you to identify appropriate respite stay or home care options.
Today, with COVID-19 placing added concerns on a family seeking a placement, your specialist will know which facilities are operating under strict guidelines, which are having difficulties, and which are admitting new residents. This wealth of knowledge and the ability to guide you in the more subtle differences are why working with a specialist is so much better than going it alone. At no cost to you or your family, a senior placement specialist will take the time to discuss with you what is important. They do much more than provide a list of locations site unseen by a national resource listing service. Those services are simply pulling information off the web without any personal knowledge. The local specialist has an intimate understanding of each of their centers.
Service from the heart.
Our team has come into senior care from the deep desire to make a difference in their community. Most have experienced the trauma of searching for care for a family member or friend and being lost in the uncertainty of not knowing. The biggest concerns over whether a facility can care for you loved one and their special needs can be mitigated. CarePatrol certified specialists work together with their team to understand your needs. The Level of Care Assessment is our assurance that we have the details from you to make the best recommendations possible. Whether the situation is imminent, or the plan is long term for successfully aging well, you don’t have to struggle through it alone.
In the context of COVID-19, transitions of care are still a necessity. It’s interesting to note that our approach under COVID-19 is not far from our regular operations. Safety, efficiency and professional communication to provide the best care for the seniors we serve is at the heart of our offerings:
- No cost consultations (always) to help families develop strategies and options for safe care transitions.
- Closely monitored Assisted Living communities and tracking of current admission, touring policies and room type availability, using our up-to-date, detailed database.
- Virtual Touring using online tools if a facility isn’t open for on site tours.
- Providing current information and photos of our facilities online.
- Minimizing risks wherever possible, reducing tours of unqualified or non-appropriate facilities, identifying best matches prior to touring, and always over-communicating with discharge professionals, families, and care facilities to ensure streamlined transitions.
We can help you through this. Call us to get started today: (866) 560-5656