The Caregiver Resource Center’s Community Outreach Program
By Linda Ziac
July 31, 2017
Be Proactive in planning for the challenges of aging
In an effort to help seniors and their families become more proactive in planning for the challenges of aging, The Caregiver Resource Center has launched a Community Outreach Program in Fairfield County CT only.
All too often we receive a call from a family in crisis.
We learn that a senior had been struggling in silence, because they didn’t know what questions to ask, where to turn for help, or what resources are available.
95% of people are reactive rather than pro-active in nature.
Rather than investing time in planning ahead they wait unit something happens and they react.
• 78% of people are unprepared should a medical emergency strike
• 85% of people want to age in place, but have no plans on how to make that happen
Our Proactive Planning and Strategies for Aging
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The information in this article is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient provider relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Please consult your health care provider for an appointment, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.
Linda Ziac is the owner and founder of The Caregiver Resource Center. The Caregiver Resource Center is a division of Employee Assistance Professionals, Inc. which Linda founded in October 1990. The Caregiver Resource Center provides a spectrum of concierge case management and advocacy services for seniors, people with special needs and families.
Linda’s professional career spans more than 40 years in the health and mental health field as a CT Licensed Professional Counselor, CT Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Board Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Board Certified Case Manager, and Board Certified Dementia Practitioner. In addition, Ms. Ziac has 15 years of experience coordinating care for her own parents.
Linda assists seniors, people with special needs and their families; in planning for and implementing ways to allow for the greatest degree of health, safety, independence, and quality of life. Linda meets with individuals and family members to assess their needs, and develop a Care Team, while working with members of the Team to formulate a comprehensive Care Plan (a road map). Once a plan is in place, Linda is available to serve as the point person to monitor and coordinate services, and revise the plan as needed. This role is similar to the conductor of an orchestra; ensuring that there is good communication, teamwork, and that everyone remains focused on the desired goal.