Guest Blog: What is Senior Advocacy and Who is Denver Senior Care?
When families in the Denver area are faced with challenging aging issues, most people are not sure where to turn or who to trust to get not only resources but also the best information possible.
“Senior care advocates support the needs of senior citizens, providing them with the information and assistance they need in order to continue living the highest quality of life possible with dignity and respect. As healthcare becomes more and more complex and seniors live longer and longer, senior advocates, whether related to the elderly person or hired from a professional agency, become critical members of the senior’s support network.” (Kirk, 2019)
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families by providing expert guidance and offering advocacy support services. In advocating for our client’s needs and preferences with healthcare providers, the Denver Senior Care team does the following:
- Assists with preparation for medical appointments so that no critical matters are neglected
- Ensures a member of our team is always present at medical appointments
- Communicates with you and other medical providers to ensure all pertinent information is relayed after each medical appointment
- Finds appropriate healthcare providers for your complex needs and general wellness
- Arranges for transportation to and from appointments
Denver Senior Care is comprised of a team of experts in aging who have specialized degrees in gerontology and social work. We provide care management services for those in the Denver area. Our team serves as a stand-in family member to ensure your loved one’s needs are being met through every stage of aging. We regularly provide support in private homes and apartments, independent & assisted living communities, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation centers while communicating with you every step of the way. These regular scheduled visits with your loved one, enable us to be your eyes and ears to help avoid a crisis before it occurs.
Why would someone need our services? You are overwhelmed and confused and do not know what next steps to take with your aging loved one. You need support to implement an action plan tailored to your loved one’s unique aging needs, whether the goal is to stay at home or move to a care community. We reduce stress and anxiety for family members by minimizing the time you are currently spending on managing and coordinating care.
Call us to see if our Denver Senior Care services are right for you and your loved one. No problem is too big or too small. Our initial 30-minute phone consultation is free! Once you become our client, we are available to talk over the phone or meet up face-to-face wherever is most convenient to you.
Kirk, J. (2019). Options for Senior Care Advocates. Retrieved from https://seniors.lovetoknow.com/senior-care-advocates.