The truth is that most of this life isn’t something we can go through alone. Children need the guidance of their parents, while adults need the support of their friends and family. So it’s only natural that seniors might need help in their twilight years in order to do the things they can no longer do alone. Their aging life care might include caregivers, doctors’ appointments, and resources to make life more manageable. All of these elements can be coordinated by an aging life care manager. Here are some of the benefits of working with an aging life care manager:
Reduces Unnecessary Hospital Visits and Testing
One of the most stressful parts of the health issues that come with aging is the frequent hospital visits. When something feels off, you don’t want to risk it, so you go to the doctor or the hospital. Especially if you live alone, it can be difficult to avoid all the trips to the hospital. With an aging life care manager, however, you have structure and a plan of care. No longer is your health treated on a situational basis, and caregivers and hospice personnel will be there to help with health issues that don’t require hospital visits.
Helps With Managing Medications
Medications can begin to pile up as you age. You’ll likely have at least a few sets of medications, all with different dosages and schedules. This can become frustrating if you find yourself forgetting whether you took your medication or not that day. It can also be potentially dangerous. An aging life care manager and caregivers will be able to help you manage your medications so that you take them when you need them and don’t accidentally take them twice.
Includes Communication With Family
It’s hard to go it alone. Your aging life care manager will keep communication open with your family and facilitate involving them in your plan of care. This is a boon for many seniors who miss their family and want to reach out to them, but feel afraid to ask for help. They might also involve neighbors and other friends close by. Essentially, your aging life care manager can help to organize your support system so that you don’t have to go it alone.
Offers a Fuller Picture of the Patient’s Health
Your doctors see you when you come into the doctor’s office. While your primary care physician likely does their best, it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on in your day-to-day. That’s what your care manager is there for. With an aging life care manager, you’ll be able to provide your primary care physician with a fuller picture of your health so they can provide more informed care.
Would an aging life care manager benefit your health and quality of life? CJ & Associates Care Consulting offers professional, compassionate aging life care managers who can help develop a plan of care, medication review, and assessments to better quality of life for seniors. Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.