Coronavirus Care Support
Worried about your elderly loved one's exposure risk to coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Feeling overwhelmed with care for a vulnerable elder or someone with special needs in midst of the coronavirus epidemic?
Concerned that their current living arrangement is not safe?
We provide elder care and special needs support, a•bridge: Aging Life Care Management has a team of care consultants to help you navigate care resources and identify solutions to keep everyone safe. As professional care managers we can provide:
Connection to local resources
Strategic care solutions for your loved one
Crisis intervention for anxious and overwhelmed caregivers
Guidance through the healthcare maze
Support with difficult decisions
Medical advocacy for best quality care management
Are you looking for crisis care for someone living in or near Athens, Georgia?
Nationally certified and locally based – just give us a call at 706-810-3203 and find out how we can help keep your loved one safe.
James is a 75-year-old retired professor who has lived in his home for the last 20 years. While James is relatively healthy for his age, he struggles with respiratory issues and congestive heart failure. Since losing his spouse, he has been considering moving to a senior living community where some of his friends reside. However, since the coronavirus outbreak he has been unsure if group living is the safest option and is re-evaluating his situation. He knows because of his age and underlying conditions, he is vulnerable during this pandemic. His children all live in other states so when COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Georgia, they were unable to fly into Athens to see James and be sure he has everything he needs to shelter in place. He is finding that it is more difficult to navigate available resources and he’s now isolated from his usual support system.
Luckily, James has many friendly neighbors who check in with him via phone call and leave food at his doorstep. However he is worried about managing his congestive heart failure given his isolation due to the pandemic. His family is looking for a local health advocate to help him navigate the now scary healthcare system. James and his family want him to stay out of the hospital if possible, but they are unsure that home healthcare would a safer option considering people coming and going from his home.
James feels like he has been able to manage okay so far, but he is unsure how much longer this pandemic is going to last and what the effect will have on his future living choices. His family is worried that he will have a health incident at home and will not be able to receive adequate healthcare in a timely manner. During this uncertain time James feels it would be best to have someone local with the skills to help him navigate the current situation and proactively plan for potential vulnerabilities and unforeseen problems.
How a•bridge's local professionals can help: Our team of local experts can help James and his family determine the best plan for him and the most appropriate options available to get him safely through coronavirus. We can be sure he has the supplies he needs to be sheltered in place and that he is not missing meals. If he becomes sick, we’ll have a backup plan prepared and can advocate for him among complex care scenarios. Lastly, we can help mitigate the negative effects of loneliness and depression that is escalating during this isolating time due to coronavirus.
National Aging in Place Council
Abbie Vogt is a member of the National Aging in Place Council.
"The mission of the National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) is to make Aging in Place a universally known and widely utilized lifestyle option for older American adults via education, collaboration, advocacy and accessibility to services." Members are required to pass a background and it must be renewed every three years for members to remain active.
"The National Aging in Place Council® is a senior support network that connects service providers with elderly homeowners, their families and caretakers."