Care Management

As Aging Life Care™ Managers, our top priority at Joanne Stiteler Senior Care is to help older adults live as independently as possible.

We can tailor a personalized solution uniquely designed to meet the needs of the older adult as well as the concerns of family members. Our intimate knowledge of local resources saves everyone time, and often money. Our wide perspective, and compassionate understanding of the aging process prevents costly mistakes and spares everyone unnecessary tension and distress.

Our role is to

  • offer suggestions
  • smooth transitions
  • provide an objective viewpoint
  • save time, money, and distress

Give us a call at 484-477-5425 or email us at joanne@joannestitelerseniorcare.com. We’d be honored to help you in the aging journey.

An Aging Life Care Manager conducts an initial assessment

Over the course of 1-2 visits, we conduct an assessment. We certainly look at safety issues and health concerns. We also focus very heavily on the strengths of the situation. What are the positives in terms of personal strengths and resources—friends, faith, perseverance, sense of humor—that can help during challenging times?

We summarize the strengths and any topics of concern in the current situation. Looking at family resources, we can recommend options based on preferences and budget. Drawing upon our extensive experience, we can also give you a general sense of how things are likely to evolve over the next 6 months. This way you can make decisions within the context of a longer term perspective.

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An Aging Life Care Manager communicates with doctors

If you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the medical system, you are not alone! It can be daunting for anyone. We help you clarify questions, and make sure you get answers. We lobby with providers for the type of care you wish to receive. Because we understand the system, we can go to bat for you as knowledgeable, effective advocates.

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An Aging Life Care Manager arranges for in-home care

It may be that it’s no longer safe to live at home without additional help. Having someone come by twice a week to cook a few meals and do some light housekeeping may be all that is needed. Perhaps help with bathing, running errands and casual companionship would boost morale. Or, it could be that more attention is required. The daily presence of a kind caregiver can assure meals are cooked and eaten and medications taken as directed. You can choose part time or full time assistance. You rest easily knowing that caring and consistent help is available.

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An Aging Life Care Manager checks in periodically

We can be your knowledgeable eyes and ears. Things can change quickly in the aging process. By checking in periodically, we can let you know whether your loved one is still able to live safely at home. As elder care professionals, we know the problems that commonly arise, and the most cost-effective solutions. Perhaps there are some mobility issues that are making life more difficult than it needs to be. There may be a simple device that could remedy the situation. Maybe your loved one is starting to have memory problems and needs help with paying the bills, or balancing the checkbook. Perhaps he or she needs a bit more oversight in terms of taking medications as directed. Through periodic check-ins, you receive peace of mind knowing the current situation remains the wisest choice.

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An Aging Life Care Manager makes suggestions for alternative living arrangements

If more assistance is needed than can safely or affordably be provided at home, we are happy to make suggestions based on our intimate knowledge of the personalities involved. We understand the broad range of services available in the elder care continuum and can recommend local facilities most likely to result in a good fit and positive transition.

If you think the insights of a person well-versed in aging would make life easier, give us a call at 484-477-5425. We’d be happy to talk about your situation and ways to meet your unique needs.

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An Aging Life Care Manager arranges for respite care

As caregiver for your parent, ability to schedule time away may be critical for your health and peace of mind. We can work with you to establish and oversee a safe plan and delivery of services during your time away.

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