When do you need to call Assistance +?

You’ve injured your back and need to have surgery, but can’t decide what to do because you are the primary caregiver for your husband, who has dementia.

We can suggest an agency that can provide in-home caregivers to stay with your husband while you are hospitalized and recovering or a long term care community that will provide short-term respite care.  To ease your burden we can assist with all arrangements, act as your advocate while you are hospitalized, and monitor your husband until you return home.

You notice your aunt is not calling you on a regular basis anymore and when you call her, she doesn’t stay on the phone very long.  This is worrisome to you, especially, since you are her sole relative and live quite far away. 

We can arrange for an in-home evaluation and determine her current status and care needs.  Based on our findings, we will provide recommendations to make sure she is safe at home.   If she needs caregivers, we can make arrangements for this service.   We can make regular visits to your aunt and can update you via e-mail reports.  

Your father is becoming increasingly forgetful and you suspect that he is not eating well or taking his medications regularly.

We can conduct a comprehensive in-home assessment that will evaluate his functional abilities, memory, nutrition and home safety.  We will provide recommendations for any problem areas that interfere with his health and safety.  If we suspect any memory loss, we will recommend a physician referral and can act as your liaison with the local physician.

Even though you live near your parents, you travel a lot and worry what might happen if your mother needs to be hospitalized while you are gone.

We can provide regular visits to your mother in your absence and monitor her to make sure she is well.  If problems should arise in your absence, we can accompany her to the doctor or act as your advocate if she is admitted to the hospital, keeping you informed of her status. 

Your mother needs to have radiation therapy on a daily basis for 6 weeks and you don’t have time to schedule the appointments or arrange for transportation.

We can relieve you of this responsibility and take care of all the details.

Your father is now using a wheelchair and the wheelchair won’t fit through the bathroom doorway.

We might suggest a transport wheelchair that could fit into the bathroom, but may find that this is still too wide for the doorway.  If this is the case, we can recommend a reputable contractor to widen the doorway and who would make any other accomodations that are necessary to improve safety in the bathroom for your father and the caregivers who will be assisting him in using the toilet and with bathing.