By Gabriella Loya B.A, Certified Concierge Care Advisor
When it is time to take the next steps in senior care or housing, it’s important to have someone by your side who can advocate and support you. The world of senior care is filled with wonderful and amazing people who care deeply about people and the community. There will be many people wanting to offer all sorts of different experiences, advice, information, etc. This can be helpful, and it can be harmful. Sometimes someone may have one not so great experience and then they might share that with people and somehow it becomes the entity that is wrong or not good.
To be able to have family and/or a senior care advisor like the advisors at CCA, is really having a third-party professional who is educated and knowledgeable in senior care and housing and all of the various elements that play a role in good decision making. An advisor can help see things that perhaps a loved one doesn’t see due to the emotional weight these decisions may have on people. An advisor can help aid with those tough conversations and encourage people to make the right choice, even if it is hard. An advisor can also lift the weight of paperwork, calling, vetting, and arranging meetings, so that the senior and their family can focus on being there for each other rather than spending hours trying to get things in order for one tour. An advisor can also help keep a look out on who the senior and their family is working with, ensuring they are only working with people and communities that have their very best interest in mind. There are so many moving parts when it comes to decision making, including family dynamics, and having an advisor there to navigate the whole process for a senior and their family can help lower stress, fear, anxiety and worry. You will have the peace of mind knowing that they are in good hands with someone who is looking out for them and is also educated specifically in this kind of work.