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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)


What is a Senior Care Advocate?

A Senior Care Advocate is an individual who specializes in assisting individuals faced with the challenges of aging. They are knowledgeable of health care issues and changes. A Care Advocate can navigate the health care system and assist in making long-term care decision. They are qualified to review financial, legal, or medical issues and offer referrals to specialists to avoid future problems and conserve assets.


How do I decide if a Senior Care Advocate is right for me?

The first step in determining whether or not a Senior Care Advocate is the right choice for you is to interview that individual. Share your questions and concerns and be open about your situation. Ask questions regarding the Advocates background and training, as well as past experience. It is also common to request references.

What if I need help in my home?

Yes, an Advocate will offer solutions to many healthcare needs, including home care. They can coordinate, hire, direct and monitor direct care staff. They can also provide client, family and caregiver training.


How can a Care Advocate help if I am in need of medical attention?

A Care Advocate can offer assistance with medical needs in a variety of ways. For instance, an Advocate will arrange and attend physician appointments, medical testing, treatments, therapies and emergency room visits. They will act as a liaison between a client and his/her physician. Comprehending diagnoses and treatments can be confusing and overwhelming. A Care Advocate can help in explaining a confusing diagnoses and/or offer insight to treatment options.


Will a Care Advocate help if I have to move from my home?

An Advocate is well versed in long-term care living options. Whether you want to downsize or need more assistance, a Care Advocate can offer the best living arrangement to meet your needs. They will arrange and conduct tours, complete admission paperwork and coordinate as well as conduct the physical move.


An Advocate will help you determine if you qualify for government or private benefits. They will also assist with preparing applications for benefits including: Veterans Administration, private insurance, social security, social security disability and Medical assistance/Medicaid.


Once I have moved, what role will a Senior Care Advocate play?

Once you have conquered the actual move, your Advocate can prepare a personal residence for sale or close an apartment. They will also conduct visits to monitor and ensure safety, comfort and quality of care. They offer advocacy, compassion and emotional support understanding how physically and emotionally difficult a move can be.


How can an Advocate from Solutions for Independence help?

Care Advocacy services such as coordination of in-home services, planning living options, and assistance with medical care are far too complicated to conquer alone. Engaging a Senior Care Advocate is an important decision and should be made with confidence. At Solutions for Independence we have specialized in and provided Care Advocacy and long-term care planning services for over 20 years and have helped hundreds of seniors and families.


When making an important decision such as choosing a Senior Care Advocate, it is best to choose an individual with knowledge and expertise: an individual who provides Care Advocacy and Compassion as a profession.

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