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|THE VALUE OF ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT SERVICES|
So many times when I’m out in the community, I get asked this question: How can I get the necessary care for my loved one when I cannot provide the intensity of care needed? How can I keep my loved one safe at home? Where can I bring them if they need continuous supervision?
We have many resources within the State of New Hampshire, including many home and healthcare agencies that can provide 24 hour a day care within the person’s own home, which can be your first option, but the problem is in the navigation through the many decisions that need to be made at this critical time. It’s overwhelming to look at all the choices that need to be made, not to mention all the phone calls, tours and appointments that can take up so much of a caregiver’s time and energy. It’s at this time that WE, AS CAREGIVERS, NEED ALL THE HELP AND SUPPORT WE CAN GET TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THAT CHALLENGE and learn what’s best for our loved one.
We actually need a placement specialist who has first- hand knowledge of the costs, accommodations, and medical care within the community. A placement specialist can assist us with tours of assisted living communities that will be best suited for our loved ones needs, help us deal with all the financial paperwork, the identification of our loved one’s social interests, personal preferences such as having pets, and preferred location for living. THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO WHEN THERE’S SO LITTLE TIME.
Once you know all the options, then you can decide what is best for your loved one.
More and more families are realizing the importance and the need for this type of service in our community. For more information and to see if there is a placement specialist near you, contact your local ServiceLink representative.
From the desk of Jane Constant
Senior Relations Specialist
Nashua Police Department
Posted on: November 01, 2017