Aging & Geriatric Life Care Management
Helping Families and Aging Loved Ones
Have you been having difficulty with the changes in your aging parent or loved one? As the people we care for begin to age it may become increasingly difficult and stressful to manage doctor's appointments, medical bills, information, transportation, and care for them. Many families recognize the need for help, but have no idea where to start.
At LifeLinks, our care team can help provide answers to some of the questions you and your family may be having. We assess each family's situation, meet with your loved one, and develop a care plan that is right for you. We act as representatives for your family, and work with you to provide solutions that offer your loved one the care and quality of life they deserve, while offering your busy family peace of mind.
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2000 GLEN ECHO RD, SUITE 104
NASHVILLE, TN 37215
4812 SIX FORKS RD, SUITE 110
RALEIGH, NC 27609
LifeLinks can help your family navigate through the holidays!
Each year we remind ourselves that this is a stressful time for our clients and their families. Millions of adults over the age of 65 experience depression and unfortunately, the holidays only intensify feelings of loneliness, chronic health issues, and many other mental challenges. We really take time to think about each of our clients, their individual personalities, their living arrangements and family circumstances.
This way, our team at LifeLinks can help families plan ways to be proactive in addressing their loved one's emotional and spiritual health during the holiday season, as well as their physical health during colder weather and this sometimes stressful season.
This is also a time when many new clients call us because they have noticed differences in family members during the holidays.
Please call us soon if you'd like us to help make the holidays a little more special for your aging loved one. The following are ways we have helped families in the past:
- Take them shopping for gifts (even just to Walgreens or from a catalog is empowering for them to choose some or all of the gifts they give)
- Go for a car ride to look at holiday lights
- Sort through holiday cards or picture albums to let them reminisce about family, friends and previous holidays
- Ensure medications are packed and prepared for a day or two away
- Help them buy and prepare a special homemade recipe
- Wrap gifts
- Buy, address, and mail holiday cards
you should call lifelinks today if...
A loved one has dementia or memory loss – lots of changes occur when someone has dementia. Families are often at a loss about how to manage all of these changes. LifeLinks geriatric care managers can help evaluate the situation, educate the client and family and address concerns that come up throughout the disease progression.
There is conflict occurring within the family. By providing an independent assessment of the situation and being an outside, neutral professional, LifeLinks can dramatically reduce tension among family members. Our care managers can help make sure everyone’s voice is heard, but at the same time, remain focused on the older, vulnerable person to make sure their needs are met.
Mental illness and substance abuse is a factor (these problems may occur in the older person or even among family members). We help evaluate what’s going on and make recommendations about what to do to cope with the myriad of issues that can arise when mental illness or substance abuse is part of the problem.
Aging parent or family member refuses help, refuses to move, refuses to stop driving, or refuses to comply with medical advice. Often, there are reasons other than plain stubbornness at the heart of the problem. LifeLinks can help evaluate the reason for the resistance and develop a plan of action. While we don’t have a magic wand, we are often successful in developing an incremental strategy to help reduce harm to the client little by little. One of our strengths is our patience and ability to work through very difficult/complex problems.
Your aging loved one is at risk of harm. LifeLinks has the ability to thoroughly evaluate the situation and help determine ways to maximize independence, which is usually what the elder wants. By continuing to stay involved, the professional can adjust the plan of care over time to ensure that the client remains in the least restrictive setting as the situation changes.
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Areas WE PROVIDE CARE MANAGEMENT
The current areas LifeLinks is able to support are below. As we grow, we are excited to be able to help more families. If your town is not listed, but you would like to talk to someone on our care team about the care for your loved one, please contact us at info@LifeLinks.Care
Nashville, Belle Meade, Brentwood, Bellevue, Franklin, Green Hills, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne and West Meade
Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Garner,
Morrisville, Wake Forest