The matters of aging can be complicated. The good news? You don’t have to go through it alone. Whether you are a senior currently navigating challenges of health and living options or an adult reluctantly approaching their golden years, take heart in the wealth of available resources ready to help you.
As professionals in senior healthcare for over 25 years, we at Simplifying Senior Living strive to align ourselves with the best in our local area and beyond. We have cultivated Resources We Love and people we trust, referring our clients to content experts so that they can receive the best possible advice in their time of need. Here are just a few of the professionals who are ready to put their years of knowledge and experience to work for you:
Many case managers describe themselves as being a stand-in adult child to their clients. For those seniors who have children who live far away or don’t have any available family members, a case manager is an ideal helper in the aging process. Case managers are professionals who act as a guide and advocate for their elderly clients.
Common Knowledge Areas
Health and disability
A care manager specializes in health and human services and can be educated in several different fields, including social work, mental health, nursing, physical or occupational therapy, and other fields with a focus on aging and elder care. Professional care managers are knowledgeable about the resources in their area and how to access them, making them invaluable to a senior without family available to assist.
Elder Law Attorney
An Elder Law Attorney is first and foremost an advocate for a senior and their loved ones. Family and estate attorneys are specialists in their field, handling a wide range of legal matters affecting older and/or disabled people. These are important issues that affect the emotional, physical, and financial needs of the elderly.
How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help Me?
Family and estate attorneys are knowledgeable in the financial planning areas that people need as they prepare to move toward retirement. It doesn’t matter how much money you have; a financial plan is important to meet the ever-growing demands of senior living. It can be challenging to understand the benefits and services available to older people – an Elder Law Attorney serves as a guide through your retirement future, and, ultimately, death.
Mobile Medical Services
Did you know that women in the United States make approximately 80% of the health care decisions for their families? And many of them are managing the care of aging parents while raising children of their own and working full-time jobs. Some days, they just need to catch a break! Mobile medical services can help.
Mobile Medical Services is just the break these medical decision-makers and their families are looking for! The convenience of a medical professional coming to the home rather than a senior heading out to a doctor’s office is a game-changer. Imagine the time a medical decision-maker can save – not to mention the stress to the senior who will spend hours away from home which can be exhausting.
Guardianship is a legal process that delegates the rights of a person who has been determined incapacitated to someone else who will act on their behalf. It is court-ordered protection for someone unable to make decisions, unable to communicate decisions, or unable to act in their own best interest. Professional guardianship services are for vulnerable people who have gone through a judicial process to determine that this is the last resort.
Professional Guardians are the last resort we have for individuals who cannot care for themselves and do not have other alternatives available to them. Though they are often maligned for their willingness to care for some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations, professional guardians have the heart and compassion to step in when the family – for whatever reason – has stepped out.
Local Non-Profit Agencies Dedicated to Seniors
The list of Senior Resources through non-profit agencies in Brevard County, Florida is as long as your arm. Easy to reach and ready to serve, these programs offer invaluable solutions to those of our community who are in need. These dedicated people are familiar with area resources and committed to getting seniors and their families the information and help they need in crisis or - thankfully! - when planning ahead.
The most important thing to remember as you age or are assisting aging parents, you are not alone. There is no shame in reaching out – in fact, there is so much to gain! Circle the wagons. Summon the village. Create your Circle of Concern. Whatever you want to call it, just make a call, and ask for help. Information can be found 24/7 on our Blog page and you can contact each resource directly by clicking on their logo on the Resources We Love page.