Our Los Angeles Senior Care Experts Can Help You Protect Your Aging Loved Ones
If you have ever dealt with a hospital or a doctor’s office, then you understand that the paperwork can be a never-ending maze. There are so many forms that look exactly the same, it can be enough to make you throw up your hands in frustration. We have a solution.
Here at the Aging Life Network, our team of senior care experts can guide you through the necessary paperwork process and reduce your burden. We understand medical forms and insurance agencies, and we are among the most experienced around when it comes to finding the answers to your caregiver questions for your loved ones. Whether it be assisted living, home care, or what to do about the increasing medical bills, we understand what needs to be done, and we can take some of the burden, so you can focus on being there for your aging loved ones.
When you begin the journey as a caretaker for a loved one, you are pledging your time to them. However, many people quickly realize that there is a lot they do not know, and they must spend a lot of time asking questions. You have to call this doctor for one thing, or that doctor for another, visit that hospital or this rehab facility, all spread out over Los Angeles, CA. It can take a significant amount of time to perform these tasks. The stress and worry that you are not spending enough time physically caring for your loved one can take its toll.
The Aging Life Network was created as a solution to that problem. Our founder noticed that there was not one central place for families and caregivers to go to for answers, so she decided to do something about it. Nancy Oriola, LCSW, CMC, NMG, CFP made it her mission and then succeeded in providing a trusted resource for the needs of everyone involved.
When you first visit our website, you will notice the long list of articles, blogs, and information that you can click on to read. We have everything from podcast interviews with aging experts, to webinars, to step-by-step how-to videos, on a variety of subjects. We make sure that all of our content is easy to find, as well as easy to consume.
Our information is written so that anyone can understand it. You will not be getting any “doctor jargon” from us. No matter what you are searching for, you are sure to find the topic on our website, from something as simple as information about visits to the ER, to topics about handling legal and financial issues. We are there for you every step of the way, and our website is available to you 24/7.
Of course, we know that some of you would prefer to speak to a real person and there also may be times that a situation suddenly presents itself such as a medical crisis. This why we have a team of certified/licensed Senior Care Professionals that can provide you the answers to your important questions in real time. You will find nothing but empathy and knowledge from our staff. You will never be treated like a number when speaking with our senior care experts helping those in Los Angeles. We know this can be a hard process when someone in your family needs help, and we will be there for you every step of the way.
Things to do as a Caregiver for Loved Ones
Keep Detailed Records
The best way to keep a good record of your aging loved one’s medical needs is to keep it all in one spot. A notebook or digital file works well for this. You can record things such as medications, questions for the doctor, or simply what they eat each day. Whatever you need to remember, write it down. Life is busy, and it can be hard enough to remember what you had for breakfast, let alone what your parent had! You will find, however, that this sort of note-keeping allows you to see changes in their condition, and always have an answer when the doctor asks you questions. It is also a great idea to keep this notebook in the parent’s home so that other caregivers and family members have access to it and can make notes about activities and any observations.
Be Realistic About the Situation
You have to be realistic as a caregiver for your aging loved ones. These changes can be hard, both on you and your loved one. It can be difficult for you or your parent to believe that a Los Angeles assisted living facility is the best step for them, even when it is. It can also be very easy to try to take on everything yourself, even when you don’t have the time. You were taken care of once, and now you want to return the favor.
Sometimes though, you just cannot do it all on your own. You may have other commitments, live out of town, or not have the level of medical training that they require.
When you work with us, we will be with you as you make these decisions. We can be an unbiased voice that will be frank and tell you the best option, even if it might be hard to hear. We will help you find the perfect senior caregiver or assisted living home for your loved one, that is affordable and makes sure that all of their needs are being met.
Ask for Help When You Need It
You are only human, and we all need help from time to time. Our Los Angeles senior care professionals are here to help with all of your questions in one central location. However, you may need help from other sources.
If you have an aging parent, even if you are the primary caregiver, you can still ask your siblings for help. Ask a neighbor to pick your kids up from school or ask your spouse to swing by and give your dad a haircut. It is simply not possible to do everything on your own without exhausting yourself. Make sure that you take the time now and then to give yourself a break, get refreshed, and let somebody take care of you, if only for a few hours.
If you have concerns or questions about the protection of aging loved ones in Los Angeles, Aging Life Network was created to help you. We look forward to learning more about your situation and offering you help that may transform your life and the life of your aging loved ones.