Four Advantages Of Working With A Senior Living Advisor
Hundreds of senior living options are available in your local area. Researching all of them can take weeks or months, and no one has time for that when trying to care for an older loved one on top of other responsibilities. The good news is there’s a more straightforward way to find senior living options for your older loved one without researching all of them in your community, and it starts with using a Senior Living Advisor. Here are four advantages to consider:
Expert advice from a trusted Senior Living Advisor, like Assisted Living Locators, will answer all of your questions, guide you, work as your advocate, and help find the right senior living solution whether it be in-home care support, independent living, assisted living or memory care. Someone on your side to educate and navigate through the complexity of selecting a care provider or an appropriate facility will save you time and help lessen the burden of doing this alone. A Senior Living Advisor will have a pulse on the industry, costs, availability and which communities are in good standing. They have the knowledge and skills to perfectly match the care needs of the senior with a safe, affordable community to call home.
Senior living advisors will also have experience dealing with non-traditional payment options and government aid programs like Support Housing for the Elderly, veteran’s assistance programs and long-term care insurance. You can use that experience to ensure you’re taking advantage of all possible options for financial aid.
Local to your area and certified
It’s also important to work with “on the ground” local advisors who are certified in the care of older adults with ample experience in the industry. Assisted Living Locators has a nationwide network of local senior living advisors that are dementia care certified. Your Senior Living Advisor will meet with you to conduct an assessment to better understand you or your loved one’s level of care and personal interests. This will help determine what community is best suited for you or your loved one. After narrowing down search options, they will accompany you on tours of qualified, vetted home health, hospice, assisted living, memory care and adult family homes.
During the coronavirus pandemic, they will provide you with status updates on visitation and acceptance of move-ins for assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities in your area. Advisors also offer home care support to ensure a safe home environment for your senior or to help with the activities of daily living during COVID-19.
A free service
Senior Living Advisors, like Assisted Living Locators, provide their services for FREE. They are paid by the care facilities in their network, so you don’t have to worry about additional expenses. Senior Living Advisors partner with communities they have personally toured and made sure are properly licensed.
Additional transition resources
Senior Living Advisors have information and resources for additional support and senior care services throughout your caregiving journey, such as skilled home health, moving companies, elder law attorneys, and hospice. They can help you make this emotional transition as smooth as possible.
Assisted Living Locators is your partner in finding the right senior living option. For those who are ready to take the next step, Click here to find a senior care advisor in your area today.