It can be hard for people to recognize when their loved ones are not able to take care of themselves. It can be even harder to accept the fact that some require extra care that their family is not able to provide. A Life for Seniors understands that this is a difficult process that can be especially daunting when the family does not know where to begin.
A Life for Seniors is a liaison for families looking to find full-time care for their loved ones. Located in Utah, this company is led by a Dementia Specialist with over a decade of experience in all areas of the senior care industry. With her expertise, she can provide both advice and guidance.
She has been involved in every step of the process, from interviewing potential caregivers, and finding homes that are appropriate and safe, to guiding people through what happens when someone transitions into hospice or long-term care facilities. There is also an emphasis placed on educating families about dementia, so they can better understand what their loved one is experiencing.
A Life for Seniors’ goal is to educate families and help them make the best decision for their aging loved ones.
Experts Are Here to Help With Such a Big Decision
When someone goes to buy a house, they consult with experts in the industry. More often than not, they hire a realtor to help navigate the market and then an inspector to help make an informed decision on the house. Arguably, sending parents or loved ones to an assisted living facility to spend the remainder of their lives is a significantly more important decision. A Life for Seniors is an expert in the industry and knows exactly what questions to ask and details to look out for in this decision.
When buyers go to view a home, they do not consider that to be an inspection. Instead, a professional inspector, with industry knowledge, evaluates the home and informs the buyer of everything before making this decision. A Life for Seniors has a team of industry professionals, who have worked in nursing homes and assisted living, researched multiple properties, built relationships with properties, and know what to look for when pairing a family with a property. A Life for Seniors gives families peace of mind in during a difficult situation.
How A Life For Seniors Tackles Common Problems in the Industry
With so much experience and knowledge of the senior care industry, A Life for Seniors has identified common problems and has provided solutions for families. Many of the concerns stem from a lack of education and foresight. A Life for Seniors Team is here to inform and help people make the best decision for their loved ones.
Problem #1: There is a stigma associated with assisted living facilities and many people either feel guilty about placing their loved ones in a home or avoid it altogether.
Unfortunately, assisted living and nursing home facilities over the years have developed a stigma. Whether people assume they result in social exclusion, create a lack of independence, or are discriminative, neglectful, and even dangerous situations for their residents. A Life for Seniors thoroughly reviews properties and makes sure the family will have peace of mind when choosing a facility. They know what to look for and what questions to ask when pairing a family with a property.
One of their main concerns is staffing ratios. Especially in memory care, where residents may require extra attention and patience, A Life for Seniors confirms that the resident-to-nurse ratio is appropriate.
Problem #2: Many people don’t plan for assisted living care. They either think “it’s not for them” or that they will be able to stay at home.
While nobody wants to think about the reality of their own mortality and aging, it is an unfortunate fact of life that if someone is alive, eventually they will get old. Along with the stigma previously mentioned, many assume that they will bypass assisted living altogether; until one day, when they are forced to make the difficult decision. People then make uneducated decisions and end up in a home that does not best fit their needs, which can lead to an uncomfortable and expensive experience.
A Life for Seniors is a liaison to pair families with the best facility for their loved ones. An outgoing and social person who needs help with daily activities and a person who likes to keep to themselves and also needs help with daily activities, would most likely not like the same facility regardless of having their care needs met. A Life for Seniors learns about the person they are placing – this way they can be paired with a property that fits their care needs, while still maintaining a good quality of life, based on their interests.
Problem #3: Assisted living can be expensive and people assume that insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid will pay for it.
Many people never really look at the pricing structure of assisted living and nursing homes until they are in a position where they need to make a decision. On top of that, many assume that it will be covered by insurance, medicare, or Medicaid. Traditional insurance does not cover assisted living facilities, though there are sometimes add-ons available to plans that might. Especially in assisted living, it is all private pay. Sometimes people can get assistance from Medicare or Medicaid; however, the process takes a lot of work, and it can be hard to navigate without a professional. This is another concern that stems from a lack of education in the industry.
A Life for Seniors takes into account the budget and financial situation of the families when helping them make a decision. With their expertise, their clients rest easy knowing they made the best decision for the proper care and can find something that works financially.
Talk to an Expert Today
A Life for Seniors is here to help. Call (801) 656-4996 or contact them today.
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A Life For Seniors
1481 E 4230 S
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