Let Our Miami, FL Senior Care Professionals Help You
Life is very busy. You have so many things you already need to take care of: your job, your children, your home, and of course, yourself. When a parent or aging loved one begins to need more care, you are happy to help, but you might wonder if you truly have the time or have an understanding of what needs to be done.
Here at the Aging Life Network, our team of senior care experts can help you quickly get up to speed and minimize the legwork. Our team of senior care experts are here to answer your questions and offer guidance about the needs of your aging loved one here in Miami, FL. When the time comes, we can provide you with the resources to find the best-assisted living or home care plan to fit their needs.
Our promise is to support you as you care for your loved ones. We will discuss with you the best options to help you make the right decisions for their care.
Questions to Ask Yourself about Care for your Aging Loved Ones
When someone you love is unable to care for themselves the way they used to, needs constant care, or is in need of short-term care, there are some basic things to consider. We recommend creating a file to keep track of everything needed for your loved one’s care. The very first thing that you need to look at is, “What does my loved one need?”
Depending on your situation, this could be a short list or a long list. Consider things such as:
- Are they safe home alone?
- What does their support system look like?
- Can they take care of basic hygiene tasks (showering, dressing) alone?
- Are they having trouble remembering basic things?
- How mobile are they?
- Can they do simple things such as making dinner?
- Are they able to get to the bank or the market?
- Do they need help paying bills?
- Do they remember to take their medication?
Remember many individuals, especially your parents, are often hesitant about asking for help, or even admitting that they need it. Be sure to take your own thoughts and observations into account as well.
Next, you have to consider what you can do. It can be tempting to want to do everything, but that is not always possible. Have you heard the airline rule about putting on your gas mask before your child’s? The same philosophy should apply to this situation. If you are pushed to the max and stressed to the limit, how can you possibly care for someone else? You will need help, and here at the Aging Life Network, we are here to help alleviate some of the struggles.
Another factor to consider is finances. We can be invaluable here, too. Insurance, especially Medicare, can be very confusing. There are pages and pages of fine print and rules that many find overwhelming. Fortunately, our team of expert senior care professionals know how to navigate the maze of insurance and can give you a realistic look at what will and will not be covered.
Unless you are able to be with your aging loved one, in Miami FL, the majority of the time, you will probably need to find a caregiver or an assisted living care facility. We understand this is a daunting decision. We also know that you want the very best care for your loved one. Our senior care experts can walk with you as you make these decisions and offer you one central place to answer all of your questions.
Our Roots and How to Find Us
The Aging Life Network was inspired by our founder Nancy Oriola, LCSW, CMC, NMG, CFP. She considered the impact on families and caregivers who had to spend extraordinary amounts of time making sure that their aging parents or loved ones were getting the care that they deserved.
Caregivers had multiple places to call to find the answers to multiple questions. Nancy knew that one place, where you could ask all of your questions, could alleviate a lot of time and energy on the caregiver’s part that could be better spent elsewhere.
With that vision, the Aging Life Network was created. Of course, it is not just for caregivers of aging parents, but for all individuals who care for an aging loved one – whether living near in Miami or far. It is the one place that a caregiver can go and know that they will find the answers they need easily.
If you receive most of your information from the internet, you will be pleased to know that we have an extensive collection of information here on our website to help you along your journey. From podcasts to webinars, to blogs, to informative how-to videos, we have everything that you need to know, neatly categorized and easy for you to find.
Our team of senior care experts is here to help you every step of the process, regardless if it is as simple as a doctor’s visit or a Medicare form, or as difficult as the decision to file a malpractice suit. We have the knowledge that you need to help care for your loved one in the best possible manner.
If reading information online is not quite your cup of tea, do not worry! You can call us and speak to a representative when you need to. You can also participate in our monthly Q&A conference calls or listen to our aging experts being interviewed on live podcasts. We are here to discuss your unique situation and we understand that your situation is unique and that this can be an emotional time.
Our team of certified AgingLife Care Professionals has the knowledge to help you in your decision-making. No matter which way works best for you, or if a mixture of phone calls and online help works, we are the place to go to for all of your questions about care for your aging loved ones.
If you are looking for help, you have come to the right place. Just log into our website and begin your journey with us. We look forward to meeting you and helping you provide your aging loved ones with the care and protection you wish for them here in Miami, FL.