Using the expertise of a geriatric care consultant can save money in the long run. The variety of service options available, as well as their costs will be compared. Potential funding sources to pay for the services will be recommended. Once all options are explained, individuals will have the knowledge to avoid purchasing unnecessary or inappropriate services.
Once appropriate services are in place, potential risks to the senior are reduced. This in turn, helps reduce the likelihood of falls or other injuries that lead to hospitalization and nursing facility placement.
Working with a geriatric care consultant also allows the children of a senior to continue to be children, while a professional manages the situation. When a son or daughter must coordinate care for a parent, the quality time they have to spend offering emotional support is reduced. The process can also be confusing and frustrating when one's expertise in understanding elder needs and services is limited. Senior Care Consulting can handle difficult issues, address the immediate problem, remain connected following transitions and become more involved again as needed.