Whether you’re the child of an aging parent facing a health crisis, or an older adult planning ahead, you want to have peace of mind and enjoy life without the worries of finding the right care, managing finances, or navigating a complex healthcare system.
You might also live outside of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area or have other family and work responsibilities that make it near impossible to be actively involved in the routine care, logistics, and decisions you wish you could provide your parent or family member.
How can you find the resources you need to ensure health, safety, and well-being for your loved one or yourself…especially when you don’t have the time or expertise to know what’s right for you?
Staying at home vs. making a move. Coping with physical changes or memory loss. Difficulty driving or managing finances. Paying for care. Transitioning from the hospital or a rehab stay. These challenges can be overwhelming for anyone.
As an independent older adult, you want to age in your home with the comforts and familiarities you know, but that might become increasingly difficult should you ever have an accident or become ill. You might not have anyone to care for you, or if you do have family who could help, you don’t want to burden them with your care.
As a child with an aging family member, you may be struggling to balance the care of your older relative with other responsibilities like work or taking care of your own children. Maybe you’ve noticed changes in their health or functioning, but you don’t know how to talk with them or other family members about your concerns. On top of all that, you don’t know if you have the expertise — or patience — to navigate getting the care in place they need.
Our licensed social workers and clinical nurse care managers have decades of experience dealing with the challenges of aging — from navigating the complex healthcare system to addressing social isolation and other issues around quality of life for yourself or your aging parents.
Iona Care Management taps into our deep knowledge of local resources to create and follow through with a plan that ensures the best care for you or your older family member.
As a child with aging parents, you will be confident knowing that Iona Care Management will work with you every step of the way to ensure your parents’ health, safety, and well-being while allowing you to continue to lead your busy life.
And, if you’re an older adult, you’ll be able to enjoy your retirement years knowing you’ll have the help you need when you need it.
Iona Care Management Offers You:
Our professional team of licensed social workers and clinical nurse care managers specializes in working with older adults, family caregivers, and professional associates in navigating and problem-solving the challenges of aging. As part of Iona, a nonprofit leader in aging for more than 40 years, Iona Care Management experts know how to resolve the most difficult challenges that come with aging and caregiving.
You might be in the middle of a crisis. Or maybe you just want to start planning ahead. No matter your current situation, we can provide solutions, and be available for ongoing support for your future. We’re also happy to meet you in our offices, at your family member’s home, or in a hospital or rehab facility. Best yet, you pay for only the services you need at that time.
Iona Care Management focuses on you or your families’ needs, wants, and goals. Our Care Managers provide care coordination for older adults, and on-going consultations and support for family members.
Starting with a consultation, you can discuss your situation, ask questions, and share concerns or challenges. From there, you’ll receive a customized plan for ensuring health, safety, and well-being. We can:
- Coordinate hospital or rehab discharge
- Identify the right senior living community or care facility
- Arrange supportive services in the home
- Provide health advocacy, including medication oversight and escorts to medical appointments
- Facilitate communication between the older adult, family caregivers, and medical professionals
- Provide caregiver support and assistance
- Monitor care at home or in a care facility
Iona Care Management Assistants can escort your aging relative to medical appointments, organize paperwork, or accompany them on social outings like museum visits or concerts.
Are you currently active and independent, but concerned about how you would manage in the event of a health crisis? Perhaps you’re looking for advice about your current living situation?
Iona Care Partners provide future planning advice, customized referrals, and as-needed care coordination for independent, older adults. We can help you with the planning process for aging in place, moving to a senior living community, or deciding between those two options.
And, in the case of an emergency, your Care Manager will be on-call to meet you at the hospital or a rehab facility, communicate with your medical providers and any family or friends who should be kept informed, and coordinate your care.