CAREGIVING IN THE HOME 

DO YOU PROVIDE OR MANAGE CARE FOR A LOVED ONE IN THEIR HOME OR YOURS?

Shawn, an only child, is a recently divorced 38-year-old with no children. The divorce has depleted much of his savings and he works many long hours as a salesman. About a month ago his mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. To help her and to save money he moved into her house. She has limited resources but is not yet eligible for Medicaid. Shawn is concerned about his mother’s treatment. He worries about how he will make sure she is OK while he is at work. He is looking for distance monitoring technology solutions to provide daily support and communication for his mother.

 

Are you looking for ways to keep your loved one safe and secure while maintaining your job and career? Your answers to the questions below, with your name and email address, will help us offer no-cost ideas for your situation. The information you provide will only be shared with our professional advisors.

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Please answer the following questions to help you find the best way to support your current situation.

1. Who are you planning care for?

        Mom

        Dad

2. Loved one's gender?

3. Loved one's age?

4. Loved one’s Illness condition? Select all that apply.

5. Where are they receiving their primary care?

        1-50 miles

        50-100 miles 
       100+ miles

6. What are your major caregiving concerns?

o  24-hour care

o  Bathing, dressing, personal care and hygiene

o Errands

o  Exercise

x  Home safety

o  Light housekeeping

x  Loneliness and sense of isolation

x  Nutrition and hydration

x  Medication reminder

o Mental stimulation

o Mobility

x Transportation

7. What are your current caregiver or anticipated caregiver issues? Select all that apply.

Lack of estate planning

o Lack of family support or family conflict

Lack of available transportation

Legal papers – includes power of attorney, medical directives, financial control 

Limited financial resources

Monitoring from a distance

Need to return to job

o Stress relief

Time commitment and management

 

8. Other areas or issues you would like to add to your current situation. Please keep to 250 characters.

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