The best place to start is to get expert assistance. If you have a loved one in an evolving unsafe situation, you don't have a lot of time to get up to speed. You need someone who knows the territory: Medicare, Medicaid, long term care, assisted living, adult day care, caregiver agencies, powers of attorney, aging services -- to name a few. I am here to guide you as you navigate this new territory.
I provide consultation services for you so you can more effectively seek what you need for your loved one. If you are in the Atlanta South area, I can meet with you face to face in my home office. If that is not convenient, or if you are out of the area, we can meet via Skype or Facetime. During our initial meeting, I will gather information about the elder's situation: environment, health status and history, financial and legal situation, lifestyle and personality. From there I will make some recommendations, provide information and make suggestions about implementation. After our initial meeting, we can continue to meet weekly or bi--weekly to help you continue to cope with the elder's situation. In-person or Skype consultation is $90 per hour. If you would like me to meet your loved one and do an in-home evaluation, the assessment and care plan is $300.