Professional Assistance May Be the Solution—No Matter What the Problem Is
When it comes to life’s biggest decisions, most challenging transitions, and largest opportunities, we generally turn to professionals for help. From planning a move to planning for the financial future, there are professionals who can help with every step of life’s journey.
With an increasing number of credentialed professionals specifically trained to meet a diverse array of needs, there is generally a professional for that—no matter what that is. Many of these professionals work directly with Aging Life Care Managers to help clients achieve their best quality of life and to deliver the best possible results for families. In fact, in many instances, care managers will recommend professionals who become a vital part of a client’s care team.
No matter what stage of life you find yourself in or what your age, there is never any reason to face life’s changes and challenges alone. Enlist the help of a professional and get the help you need.
Some of the more prominent categories of professionals are detailed below. The tables on the following pages list dozens of options that are available in these and other categories. For specific information on available services, please contact the individual providers.
Aging in Place Solutions
Need to update your home to meet your changing needs? Want some help running errands? Have medical needs that require special equipment? There are individuals and businesses available to meet all your needs and allow you to remain safely in your home. Successfully aging in place frequently requires additional assistance from professionals to ensure that all daily needs are met and the home environment remains safe.
In today’s connected world, we are all accustomed to turning to technology for solutions. Help managing the challenges that come with aging or disability is no different. There are many technologies that can help you with all types of needs—from staying in contact with family to hearing better. Technology professionals can help clients find specific technologies that can improve their living environments and their lifestyles.
Moving is one of life’s most monumental tasks. Add in the fact that many seniors have been in their homes for two, three, or more decades, and moving becomes even more daunting. Whether you need to de-clutter and downsize in preparation for a move to a retirement community, or just have your home deep cleaned to provide a safer living environment, there are professionals available to help. When it comes time to sell the family home, there are also professionals available to prepare the home and ensure that you get top market value.
Sometimes medical needs require the help of a specialist or a business that caters to specific conditions or illnesses. Professionals can help you with a wide range of needs—from vision services to hospice care to mental health care and everything in between.
Planning ahead for financial and legal needs is important at every stage of life, but never more so than during retirement. Financial and legal needs frequently become more complex with age. You may need help with tasks ranging from paying bills and managing paperwork to estate planning and managing Medicaid. Professionals are available who specialize in each of these areas and can make meeting your financial and legal needs easy.
Solutions for Professionals
From Aging Life Care Managers to Elder Law Attorneys to assisted living and homecare providers, all professionals who work with senior clients and their families need specialized training to ensure that they have the most up-to date information and education. Professionals who train their peers help to ensure that all seniors get the best possible assistance with all their needs.