Embrace Calm

Embrace Calm

Join us for an informative, interactive event Tuesday, March 5th 1 – 3 PM

The Shift
708 B Fleming St.

Create a Plan Age with Confidence
Live in the moment
Move forward

Professional experts will discuss:  being prepared, staying in control, and achieving the best outcomes in regard to your home, your belongings, your health.

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Seeds of Hope

Our Chronic Condition Support Group

This group will meet to inform, share, and encourage those age 60+ who have a chronic condition, or those who care for someone who has a chronic condition. Our purpose is to help with self-management using creative, practical strategies to nurture mind, body, and spirit. We will provide a safe place for listening to concerns and for expressing needs.

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Holistic Elder Services Help, Empower, Support Change caring for an aging loved one from overwhelming to gratifying

Aging Life Care Consultants Offer a Unique, Personalized Service

Aging Life Care Consultants (formerly Professional Geriatric Care Managers) help seniors and their loved ones who are struggling with serious issues. Chronic diseases, injuries from falls, decreased cognitive function, alcoholism, hoarding, depression, inadequate hygiene, poor nutrition, decreased socialization, and limited finances affect quality of life. Aging Life Care Consultants (ALCs) provide a lifeline to seniors who may not meet the criteria for government programs, can’t access reliable information on the Internet, or have no one to advocate for them when they are ill. Ideally, an ALC may help with proactive planning, working with financial advisors, CPAs, and elder law attorneys to get finances and legal documents in order. Often ALCs need to find a solution in a crisis, such as with facility placement or elder abuse. Well-meaning family, friends, and neighbors may lack the time, energy and expertise to effectively problem-solve for a frail senior. The lack of a comprehensive plan and a systematic strategy to execute the plan may undermine the best efforts of family, friends, and neighbors to keep a senior safe and content. After a thorough assessment, the Aging Life Care Consultant creates a plan to identify resources, to solidify the caring team, to provide guidance, and to offer emotional support. Continue reading

Caregivers Need a Vacation!

How do you determine if a frail senior can stay alone while the caregiver vacations?

Can the senior:

  • take medications as ordered?
  • use the phone appropriately to call for emergency help?
  • contact a designated local person who may assist if caregiver cannot respond?
  • communicate needs appropriately?
  • manages activities of daily living (bathing, toileting, transferring, walking, eating) without assistance?

Let Holistic Elder Services help with a comprehensive care-planning assessment.

Call Karen Wolfrom MSA, RNC, CMC
Phone: 828-595-9271
Cell: 484-459-3118