|TASS TIPS: When to call for help when caring for a loved one|
Few decisions are more important than how we care for our loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. With advances in medicine and an aging population, more of us are called to the challenge of providing
care. Many people are unprepared for this role, physically or mentally or
lack the time or proper skills.
Here is some guidance on when to call for outside help:
*You are concerned about an older family member and they are resisting care
*You want the best care for a loved one
*Your loved one has a difficult diagnosis or multiple diagnoses
*Your loved one is exhibiting behaviors that concern you
* You need immediate, personal assistance
As a caregiver, you may also need professional assistance if:
*You are overwhelmed or stressed by the various requirements of a
*You have a limited support system
*You need consistent, objective and accurate information
*You share caregiving roles and a consensus on care cannot be reached.
Your own health is at risk.
TASS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Generations Counseling and Care
Generations Counseling and Care Management LLC provides a professional response to the needs of the elderly and the families that care for them. Whatever the situation, the care managers at Generations are available
24/7 to help you or your loved one understand and respond to many of the situations and challenges of care.
A care consultation can include:
*An evaluation of a client’s medical condition & social and psychological functioning
*An assessment of daily living skills
*An exploration or housing options, legal needs & available local services, providing information on quality and cost
*A determination of available benefits as well as financial planning
options for the present and into the future
Generations also offers professional, experienced and confidential counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals and their families
provided by a Medicare-Certified Clinical Social Workers and Clinical
These services are available at home, in our office or in residential
communities. We’d be happy you give you more information on how we can help:
Generations Counseling & Care Management LLC
336 W. Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
201-845-7030 or 866-353-3726
About The Alliance for Senior Services (TASS)
If you are looking for guidance on the best senior services in your area or just some friendly advice, TASS would be happy to help you and your family make the most informed decisions about future possibilities.
These areas include healthcare, therapy, legal, accounting, financial, household and a variety of personal services. The fee for these services is based on each professional, however, some have special discounts for seniors! For a full list of available services, please visit our website at
http://www.tassgroup.org/. Give us a call at 1-866-317-0777!
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