The elderly present a unique set of challenges. Conditions can change quickly if potential dangers are not identified or ignored. As we age our systems can break down with little or no warning, especially when plagued with chronic illnesses, multiple medications, frailty, memory issues, recent falls, and other age related conditions. It can be challenging and stressful working with these individuals especially for the ill-informed or inexperienced. Judgement can be compromised during a state of urgency when calmer, experienced objectivity can make reasonable assessments and suggest practical suggestions to reduce anxiety and resolve issues before they become a crisis or result in needless hours spent in emergency rooms.
I have worked most of my adult life in technical or managerial capacities within the medical field. Although I am not specifically trained as a healthcare professional, over time I have acquired a wide range of skills and knowledge that allow me to confidently assess a situation and offer common sense recommendations of complaints that might otherwise be considered a crisis by loved ones unfamiliar with the range of possibilities facing the aging adult. Since 2008, I have managed a small but successful Family Practice office where the aging population increases each year. I became dedicated to learning as much as I could about our aging population and have found ways to help them and their family members maneuver through the often delicate transition into the last chapter of their lives. Through my consulting firm, Caring For Your Life, my goal is to offer practical solutions to problems that will preserve the dignity of the elder specifically by improving the comfort and safety of their personal living situation.
Being proactive is the key to a smooth transition into the world of the elderly. Knowing what to expect in terms of the normal aging process can reduce stress and anxiety, reduce the need for hospitalizations, and help insure a safe and comfortable living arrangement. My help and hands on approach can become invaluable, especially to adult children who live too far away to handle issues as they arise or even better, to correct potential danger areas before accidents and crisis occur.
Aging in place is the not only desirable for most of our aging population, it also makes financial sense. In order to prepare to remain in the home indefinitely it may be necessary to make modifications to insure safety and comfort. Falls are one of the biggest dangers affecting the elderly and a leading cause of unnecessary trips to the hospital emergency room. The Care Manager can perform that Assessment to help prevent falls before they happen.
Reduce stress through simplification. Easy for some but not so easy for others. We can help move towards reducing clutter and unwanted “stuff” to make room for what is important at this stage of life. Let us show you how.
We help you get organized to make sure all of the important people in your life know who is in charge, what your wishes are as you near the end of your life, and how to contact all of the key players & documents.
There is life after death. It can take up to a year or more to deal with the disposition of assets left behind by your loved one. Proper planning can make this job easier, but will not eliminate it. We can help with these tasks during this difficult time in your life.
Every set of circumstances surrounding the aging process of your loved one is going to be different. The Care Manager becomes your eyes and ears as situations arise or as conditions change. Recommendations can be made quickly and modifications can be implemented and observed to insure they meet the needs
To schedule a confidential consultation please provide me with a brief summary of your immediate concerns and I will contact you in person to set up an appointment time.
Jeri Stubblefield, MBA, CSA
Senior Care Manager