Articles on "Eldercare Consultant"
Rescuers don’t always wear uniforms and use sirens. For Richard Johnson, rescue arrived in the form of geriatric care manager Stephanie Thomopoulos. Stephanie is the founder and president of GeriatriCare Management, Inc., a care management firm serving the entire Washington, D.C. area. During his early 70s, Richard’s life was in crisis. At the time he was living with his ailing father. Richard had faced a lifetime of social, physical and mental challenges, and he was now completely dependent on his [...]
Frank had multiple medical problems, an array of doctors and several in-home care providers, but his condition continued to deteriorate. His family was starting to feel hopeless and didn’t know where to turn. “It was pretty evident that my father-in-law wasn’t taking care of himself,” recalled Susan Ward. “We didn’t know what doctors he was going to or not, and what they were saying.” After spending a week caring for her father-in-law, Susan quickly realized how bad the situation had [...]
When Betsy Kremer went to visit her parents, Howie and Billie Palmer, in their assisted living community in upstate New York, she quickly realized that her father was not flourishing in the new environment. After initially moving into an independent living apartment, the Palmers were just settling in when Billie’s increasing healthcare needs forced them to move to the assisted living unit of the community. The assisted living community provided the care that Billie needed, but Howie, who was still [...]
Location, Location, Location. Everyone knows that location is everything. For many seniors, the location they long to be in is exactly where they have been for the last 10, 20 or 30 years: at home. John and Anne Eakin are no exception. “We have lived here, in this residence, since 1978, and we just love the community and are happy to be here,” John said. Of course, as the years have passed the Eakins have needed a little more help [...]