OurParents is a free and unbiased service focusing on helping families with aging parents find the best senior care solution to meet your loved one’s needs.
How OurParents’ Senior Living Advisors Can Help
Senior living decisions can be difficult for everyone involved. Families may be unsure about what’s best for their loved one, and may even become overwhelmed by the emotions and logistics of the process.
That’s where a professional advisor comes in. The Senior Living Advisors at OurParents are knowledgeable, compassionate, and experienced professionals dedicated to helping families through this critical time of life.
“Not only is our service free to those searching for senior care, we’re a huge time-saving resource,” says April Godina, a Senior Living Advisor in Austin, Texas. “Along with identifying specific housing based on need, that’s what many say they most appreciate.”
Senior Living Advisor services are 100% free for families because senior living communities pay the advisors to help guide families in their decision, to schedule community visits, and to help facilitate the move.
Take a look at how Senior Living Advisors can assist with the top 6 steps in the senior living process:
Step #1: Senior Living Timing
Families often wonder when it’s the right time to consider senior living for their loved one. Senior Living Advisors understand that there is no universal answer to that question because it’s entirely dependent on the individual.
In order to guide families in their decisionmaking, these trusted professionals are available to talk through critical categories like ADLs, medication management, and
safety. With their expert experience, Senior Living Advisors can serve as compassionate counselors to help families determine when the time is right for senior living.
Step #2: Senior Living Choice
When it comes to choosing a senior living community, the options can feel overwhelming. How do you know whether your loved one needs independent living, assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing care? And within those categories, how can you be sure that the communities you’re considering will be a good fit?
To keep you from becoming overwhelmed by the process, OurParents Senior Living Advisors are available to help you determine the type of care your loved one needs.
Senior Living Advisors Can:
• Determine the senior living amenities and features that are important to your family.
• Research the senior living communities that meet your criteria.
• Arrange tours at the communities you would like to visit.
• Provide resources for community visits, including must-have checklists and questions
Step #3: Senior Living Costs
It’s no secret that costs vary significantly between each category of senior care, and that’s even before you consider factors such as geographical location, amenities, and quality of care. Senior Living Advisors can help you understand the costs of senior living, and determine whether the cost of a particular community is justified.
And if you’re wondering how you’ll pay for it all, Senior Living Advisors can help you navigate the confusing world of Medicare and Medicaid, and figure out what type of financial assistance you qualify for. From there, they can distill the numbers down to the monthly budget your family has available for care, and find a community within that budget.
Step #4: Senior Living Conflict
Managing conflict about a loved one’s care can be one of the trickiest pieces of the senior living puzzle. Even if each family member wants what’s best for the senior, it can be difficult to determine exactly which option is truly best.
When you can’t agree on a senior living solution, Senior Living Advisors bring a valuable third-party perspective to the table. Because they have the benefit of emotional distance, they can bring a fresh, expert pair of eyes to the situation, helping families make decisions based on facts rather than feelings.
Step #5: Senior Living Preparation
Moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, and that stress is compounded when the person moving is an older adult who has spent decades in the same house. Many seniors and their families don’t know where to begin when it comes to planning and preparing for a move to senior living.
In such a stressful situation, it’s helpful to have a friendly, knowledgeable professional on your side. Senior Living Advisors are there to advise you every step of the way, from the required paperwork to moving-day checklists.
Step #6: Senior Living Transition
Transitioning to senior living is a major adjustment for seniors and their families. But with a Senior Living Advisor, you don’t have to walk the road alone – you can rely on an expert to help facilitate the process.
Senior Living Advisors are available to help you make a seamless transition to senior living and adjust to a new family dynamic. Your advisor will be there throughout the whole process, which can relieve your stress and provide comfort in knowing that someone is looking out for your family.