According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the number of Americans 65 and older will grow by 3 percent each year for the next 20 years. By 2030, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65, so waiting to choose senior care is no longer an option.
Finding and understanding all of your senior care options can be an extremely difficult and complex process that changes daily. In our experience, while working with individuals seeking senior care, they don’t know where to start. This leads to procrastination or worse waiting until they need to find care immediately. This process is one that is best started sooner rather than later. But the good news is that the senior care advisors at Pathways are here every step of the way providing valuable insight and information to help you and your loved one make an informed decision.
Of all the senior care options out there—from memory care to short-term or long-term senior living communities – most aging adults would rather remain living at home where they are most comfortable. Unfortunately, this may not be the safest or most cost-effective option. That’s where the industry experts at Pathways Senior Care Advisors can help by identifying all the options and what they cost, then explaining them to you. Pathways’ goal is to simplify the process.
Options Based On Level Of Care
Nursing homes are often mistaken for long-term care or assisted living communities. Today nursing homes are primarily for short-term stays after hospitalization or rehab facilities offering physical therapy and supervised care during recovery. Because senior care options have drastically changed over the last decade, it’s more difficult than ever to choose which care option is best. When it comes to determining level of care, physical health, mental health and financial health are the three key deciding factors in choosing a senior’s long or short-term care options. Based on what you can afford, a Senior Care Advisor can discuss which options meet your care needs and budget.
In addition new medical technologies, financial services for the elderly, and care facilities have sprung up in recent years creating even more confusion. Pathways can help guide clients to the right services and help identify solutions that meet your loved ones needs.
Senior Care Advisors
A senior care advisor is a professional dedicated to helping clients find the best care option given their financial circumstances and care needs. At Pathways, our senior care advisors actively contribute to the relationship between care client and caregiver. From start to finish, our senior consultants provide advice and direction for clients searching for the best path of care.
Upon meeting new clients, the senior care advisors at Pathways take time to fully understand their medical, social, emotional, and financial needs. From here, advisors and caregivers can develop a personalized care plan to determine which senior care option will work best. Whether that means moving into an assisted living facility or setting up routine in-home care, it is clear that senior care is much easier with the help of an advisor. Senior care advisors help take the pressure off of the family. They can be trusted to offer knowledgeable advice, allowing clients more quality time with their loved ones.
After years of service in the senior care industry, our advisors are experts in the various care options available. With the guidance of Pathways senior care advisors, the decision-making process is less daunting and much simpler.
Talk to one of our Senior Care Advisors at (270) 901-1878.