“We live far away from my parents and needed someone to help locally. Our aging care manager became very much an advisor for the family and provided full oversight, care, and life management, including mentally preparing us as a coach” Kitz, Westchester, NY
67% of caregivers in the U.S. are unpaid family members who juggle full-time jobs while providing for their own families and children and taking care of aging parents or loved ones. The toll that caregiving takes on the “sandwich” generation results in reduced work productivity, increased emotional and financial stress, and difficulty with time management. Family caregivers are exhausted and confused, constantly trying to research age-related health conditions, dispensing pills or attending doctor’s appointments, dealing with insurance companies, or deciding on housing accommodations. And along with the stress of it all, they often ask themselves: “Am I making the right decision for my parents? Is this really the best option for my mom or dad?”
The truth is, insurance, financial, legal or medical decisions are not easy to make; there is a complex set of specifics that only professionals know, and navigating these topics is challenging and can be very time-consuming. Certain professionals, known as Aging Care Managers (or sometimes called Geriatric or Senior Care Mangers) are best positioned to make smart, economically sound, and medically wise decisions; they provide advice, guidance and hands-on services that cover all aspects of aging care management, while saving time and money, and reducing the stress and burden on you.