Posted on: December 20, 2018
A senior care advocate, manager, navigator, professional, expert, senior living advisor… the term, regardless of what you may have heard, is relatively new. Care advocates are professionals that advocate for those in need. They advocate by managing and referring health or social care services while also guiding family members along the way. We will answer the 3 most asked questions about care advocacy; who are they, who do they help and how can they help.
Who Are They?
Care advocates are trained and experienced professionals such as nurses or social workers with backgrounds in the health field and long-term care options.
Who Do They Help?
Care advocacy has no age restrictions. Care advocates are able to assist aging or disabled persons of any age. They are also able to assist confused, concerned or overwhelmed family members caring for a loved one on their own.
How Do They Help?
A senior care advocate is able to assess clients to identify their problems and needs. They can make appropriate recommendations for services such as housing options, home care services, and socialization programs. Care advocates monitor clients on a regular basis to ensure their needs are being met.
There are many reasons why you may be in need of care advocacy and each situation is unique. If you are interested in learning more about how Alivity Care advocates can be of assistance to you and your loved one, click here.