A Pro-Active Road Map
Aging in Place is the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfort-ably regardless of age, income, or ability level.” Source: CDC
Successful aging extends beyond physical health; incorporating cognitive function, social support, and satisfying life experiences.
MAINTAINING INDEPENDENCE WHILE BEING PRO-ACTIVE
No one looks forward to an unexpected personal or medical situation that catches you off guard; which can be costly, time consuming, complex, and over- whelming.
The time to plan for your aging is now, while you are still healthy, active and able to make decisions on your own.
A personalized “Successful Action Plan”, can help prevent unexpected events from turning into a crisis, which have the potential to negatively impact on your health, safety, independence, and quality of life.
PLANNING NOW FOR YOUR FUTURE
One thing we can all be sure of is we’re aging, and with aging comes challenges.
· Not all problems occur as a crisis, but evolve in a series of warning signs spanning weeks, months, or even years.
· While most seniors are healthy and function at a high level, it’s inevitable that as we age, issues will surface related to our independence
DON’T WAIT FOR A CRISIS – PLAN NOW
CREATING A PRO-ACTIVE ROAD MAP
Our “Action Plan for Successful Aging” Program helps evaluate your current life situation, and creates a road map that addresses your current needs, while preparing you for potential future challenges.
Our strategies focus on health and mental health, case management and advocacy, home safety, transportation, and advance care planning to name a few.
SOME AREAS WE EXPLORE
· Do you want to remain in your home?
· Are you eligible for state/federal benefits?
· Do you understand Medicare benefits?
· Are you and your family prepared for a medical emergency?
· Do you have Advance Directives?
· Do you have Long Term Care Insurance and understand your policy benefits?
· Are you aware of area transportation?
· Do you understand CT homecare services?
· What case management & advocacy services would benefit you?
A SUCCESSFUL AGING ACTION PLAN ON YOUR TERMS
Creating a Pro-Active Road Map
· Personal Life Assessment
· Home Safety Assessment & Action Plan
· Discussion and Planning for Future “what-ifs”
· Individual Care Plan Development
· Case Management & Advocacy
· Crisis Management
· Family Support & Counseling
· Referrals to Specialists
· Family Talks * Issue Mediation
· Insurance Claims Research & assistance
· Monitoring of Homecare Services
· Many More
Individually Customized to Meet Your Unique Needs
We’re unique in that we’re there for our clients whenever and whenever they need us.
Onsite services in your home, doctor’s office, ER, hospital, short-term rehab, assisted living facility and nursing home
- 24/7 for client emergencies
- 7 days a week by appointment
For more information contact Linda Ziac at 203-861-9822
Visit us at www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com
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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.