Do I need help from ElderCare Resources?
A “yes” answer to four or more of the questions below means: call ElderCare Resources at 541.344.7712 to set up an in-home needs evaluation or office consultation.
Note that “you” generally refers to the family care partner, such as spouse or adult child.
“The elder” or “disabled family member” are placeholders for whomever it is who is in need of help. This is most often an aged parent or friend, but could be a brain-injured, cognitively disabled, or developmentally disabled person, or a person whose memory and/or decision-making ability is compromised to a serious degree due to advanced memory loss, age-related frailty, stroke, a complex chronic condition, mental illness, etc.
We serve persons of all ages.
- Is the elder or disabled family member unable to follow medication instructions or make health care decisions?
- Do you no longer have time for all the health care providers’ appointments?
- Has the medical condition become too complex for you to manage?
- Is healing or illness affected by non-medical factors?
- Has an elder or disabled family member gotten lost away from home?
- Have you found burnt pans in the kitchen, a fire unattended, or other such dangers?
- Does your family member drive unsafely, fall, or injure him/herself?
- Does the person you care for have hoarding tendencies?
- Are bills late, or are they overdue? Is mail left unopened?
- Is the checkbook overdrawn, or credit card limits far exceeded?
- Is your loved one confused about money and financial decisions?
- Can he or she no longer read or write well enough to manage a checkbook?
- Do you need management of a trust or personal injury settlement?
- Do you need assistance obtaining SSA, VA, or other public benefits?
- Are your nights interrupted by repeated calls for help?
- Do you feel tired in the mornings because you are losing sleep?
- Is your family member unable to sleep regular hours?
- Are you taking time off work to deal with caregiver issues, or struggling to meet your family member’s needs?
- Has hygiene neglect become an embarrassment or health issue?
(examples: same clothes worn repeatedly; strong bodily odors; unkempt hair)
- Check the refrigerator or pantry: Is there no fresh or nutritious food?
- Has your elder or disabled family member lost weight?
- Are you looking for pre-/post-surgical support and follow-up care?
Abuse or Neglect:
- Is someone taking advantage of the financial resources?
- Has any family member’s frustration boiled over into violence?
(Violence includes verbal outbursts or abuse, banging or hitting walls/objects,
shaking or hitting another person, or threats to cause harm.)
- Has your elder or disabled friend become isolated, sad, confused, anxious, or angry?
- Have you become isolated, sad, confused, anxious, or angry?
If you answered “yes” to four or more of the questions above, call ElderCare Resources at 541.344.7712 for the best in patient care advocacy.
If your family member needs help managing day to day medical care, or coordination of in-home care partners, we can help!
If your family member needs help managing daily household expenses, an insurance settlement, an inheritance, or retirement income, we can help!
If your family member needs help managing the household, making assisted travel arrangements, or taking care of everyday tasks in order to stay at home, we can help!
We can help your family find stability again.