You may be facing a world of difficult decisions about how to provide the care needed by an aging family member. You may already be struggling with the reality that there are limits on what you can do to provide them with the support they need.
Each year thousands of Pennsylvania families take on the role of caregiver for a loved one. The task is difficult, and it can take a physical, mental and emotional toll on the caregiver.
It is really difficult to get the necessary information to make informed decisions and manage health issues. Caregivers find themselves in a confusing maze of public and private options for care. And the cost of care can easily overwhelm a family’s resources.
We will help you ensure that your loved one will get the best possible care whether at home or another location. All you need to do is ask for our help.
The first step will be for one of Marshall, Parker & Weber’s Care Managers to meet with you and your loved one to conduct an assessment and create a Care Plan. The plan will be developed based on your family’s unique needs, goals and circumstances.
Then, if you want, our care managers will help you implement your care plan.
Through our care management services, we can:
- Link you to the best resources available in the community to provide you with formal paid and informal/unpaid services you need.
- Coordinate the services you receive in the home such as caregivers, medical equipment and home modifications.
- Help you learn how to pay for the care needed, without bankrupting your loved one or yourself.
- Assist you as health and functional changes take place in the life of your loved one.
- Arrange for respite – every caregiver deserves a break.
- Serve as the local representative for families who are distant from the care recipient.
- Provide advocacy and support in your dealings with health care providers. This can include representation at care conferences if your loved one is in a nursing home.
- Arrange for expert estate planning and asset protection planning such as Medicaid qualification, powers of attorney and wills through the lawyers at Marshall, Parker and Weber.
- Provide assistance with conflicts among and coordinating the care provided by family members.
- Provide regular visits to monitor care and recommend adjustments to the care plan.
- Help you make the best decisions for your loved one.
Our Care Managers are different – They are totally on your side.
You may have seen other care planning services being advertised on TV and in newspapers. It’s important that you recognize that most of those services are paid for making referrals by the nursing facilities they serve. They are beholden to the facilities that pay them.
But the Care Managers at Marshall, Parker and Weber are different. They work for you and ONLY FOR YOU. This means they are total advocates for what you need, not what serves the interests of some nursing home or government agency. Our Care Managers are fully on your side.
Marshall, Parker & Weber’s Care Managers are experienced healthcare advocates and guides for their clients. They are uniquely qualified to help families find the support and resources needed so that a care dependent family member can live at home, safely.
If the time comes that more care than can be provided in the home is necessary, they find the right fit for your loved one, whether it’s a personal care home, assisted living facility or skilled nursing home. Unlike many long-term care planners, they receive NO compensation from any facility or other third party. Their only goal is to find the best fit for you.