Senior Care Advising 2018-05-02T21:54:10+00:00

Senior Care Advising

As a senior care advising company Elderly Connections makes it a point to not only assist families with senior living or care options but to also provide quality resources and community support. You can rely on Elderly Connections to give you a custom experience in finding the right In Home Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Memory Care Facilities as well as Adult Family Homes.

At Elderly Connections, we offer a compassionate and customized approach to help you easily and effectively make a confident choice.  Our process is directed to being the best advocate for you and your families care needs. We spend the time necessary to learn as much as we can about you.

Our first meeting with you will be spent conducting an initial assessment by one of our experienced Senior Placement Advisors.  During the assessment, we will ask you questions about your unique needs to determine the level of care needed and your personal requirements.  We will narrow down the choices based but not limited to level of care needed, financial affordability and the desired location.

We have established relationships with facilities that meet only the highest standards in care. Facilities are pre-screened based on their reputation, quality of care provided, their available amenities, and other important factors before recommending them to you. We regularly review inspection reports and ensure that the facilities we recommend have maintained a good standing with DSHS.  We personally visit every facility to verify their quality and see their amenities in person.

We will narrow the choices down to the highest quality facilities that we have personally reviewed and approved.

Upon narrowing down you selections, a Senior Placement Advisor will accompany you to tour the best suited facilities for you.  All tours are coordinated to best fit your schedule.

Our ultimate goal is to guide you by connecting you with the right facility from the beginning and make this transitional process as stress free as possible for you.  We will stay in contact with you beyond the placement to ensure your complete satisfaction.

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We want to be sure that those of you who are seeking senior care options realize that there are many differences amongst the care options available and help you to determine the right choices. Lets go into a basic description of the different types of community available as care options.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities are large care facilities that have small apartment type settings. Many can be comparable to a resort style community providing care assistance with daily activities, three meals a day, laundry services, light housekeeping and even transportation. There are most always large activities schedules that provide a variety of activities for the residents living in the community.

Memory Care Facilities

Memory Care Facilities are designed for the individual living with cognitive impairment. Largely these communities cater to the Alzheimer and Dementia populations. These facilities are designed with memory challenges in mind. They really try to consider the challenges this population faces on a daily basis. They provide much of the same services available in Assisted Living Environment however they are particularly designed to better manage certain symptoms and challenges often faced by the individuals and families faced with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Adult Family Homes

Adult Family Homes can be the right option for certain sets of circumstances and needs. They are a home type setting with room for about six residents. This environment provides meals, 24 hour close care. Depending on the circumstances and needs of your loved one this choice can be just the right level of simplification and consistency.

In Home Care Services

In home care may also be the right choice for your preference. This option provides 24hr caregivers that come into the patient’s home. Some people do not like the idea of being at home with care, however for many it is the preferred option. Elderly Connections has quality In Home Care options.

It’s important to speak with an advisor to determine custom options based on your individual needs, wants, location and circumstance and to find the most current availability. Elderly Connections advisors take a custom holistic approach in an attempt to avoid people ending up in the wrong care setting. Where resources and activities are concerned Elderly connections can customize a list of local resources based on your current needs and wants. Maybe you need family law, support groups, transportation or even just some local activities according to your interests.

Speaking with an Elderly Connections Advisor will cut out the leg work and direct you to exactly what you are needing and wanting in resources and care. We have determined many quality resources from support groups to fun senior activities, even resources that will manage an estate sale and help you run errands are available. Below is a description why some resources may be valuable tools in the senior community.

Pierce County/ South King County Senior Community Resource

Family Law Resources

Having a good Family Law attorney can make a big difference in the management and planning of finances and assets. Often times the need for obtaining Power of Attorney is a primary reason to contact a family law attorney. However, there are many other valuable transactions that can be utilized in family law practices such as Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Trusts, Veterans Benefits Assistance, Long Term Care Planning, Living wills and Disability Planning. Probate, guardianship and elder abuse cases can also be examined with Family Law Offices. Even if just for some questions it can be a good idea to consult an attorney. If you are unable to get transportation to visit a family law attorney some will even come to you. Contact April Johnson with elderly connections to get a recommendation for an Elder or Family Law attorney.

Specific Disease Services and Support Groups

Don’t forget to utilize your community resources for specific diseases such as support groups and information session. These resources can be so necessary for those dealing with difficult illnesses that not only affect the individual living with them but also those who love and care for them. Families and caregivers can benefit from support groups and information seminars. In general, people who surround themselves with other individuals who are going through or have gone through similar challenges in life find valuable support, acknowledgment and knowledge. These groups can be very beneficial, healing and can help connect you with lifelong friends. Sometime just by sharing your story with others who truly understand allows you to build strength and gain relief. Depending on what you are facing and what type of group and support you are seeking Elderly Connections can help steer you in the right direction.

Senior Activities

Fun, intriguing and engaging activities are so important in life. Below is a list of activities in the South King and Pierce county communities that provide engagement, education, social gatherings and lots of fun. It is important to stay active and connect with other likeminded individuals. This helps stimulate our minds in positive and productive ways. If you are local or just getting familiar with these communities below are some quality activities in the area. There are many options for the senior citizens community according to preference. Many more options are available so if you do not see anything of interest to you please contact us so we can find out more about what you are looking for in an activity.

Mingling of Minds

Discussion group. 2nd Tues., 7 p.m. Meets at Puyallup Public Library, 324 S. Meridian. Call (253) 845-5639

This group really is as it says it’s a place for seniors to get together and discuss certain topics of interest, make new friends and enjoy company.

Computer Basics

AdvantageTech offers classes (10 hrs total) on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Sign up ASAP for next class at UP Senior Center call: 253-564-1992.

This is for all the computer and tech lovers, or for those who just want to learn more in this subject. It can be such a great learning experience that is applicable in so many ways in this day and age.

Tai Chi

Mon & Wed at Active Retirement & Senior Club of Gig Harbor. 10 a.m. beginning, 11 a.m. for ongoing. Call Joyce at (253) 502-4670

Joyce has a great group of individuals at her club in Gig Harbor. If Tai Chi is of interest to you talk with her about signing up its fun and healthy. However, if you have other interest and are in the Gig Harbor area the Community Center really is a great place to start. They have so many activities, classes, even seminars and presentations on important subjects.

Widowed, Divorced, Separated?

Olympia; 7 p.m.; Together a peer group works through the 6 stages of grief to rebuild our lives. Call (360) 790-0863 for location.

Support groups of all kind can be so beneficial. It is so important to surround ourselves with others who have knowledge and understanding of our circumstances. It can be through this and seeing different ways of coping and moving through life’s cycles we learn, grow and heal.

Narada Theosophical Society

Study where religions come from and why. Point Defiance/Ruston Senior Center, 4716 N. Baltimore St. at 2:30. Call for info. John at 253-304-0958.

Interested in religions and how they have come to be. This group looks at exactly that the when, where and whys of religion. Even if you are not a part of the religions examined it may be a fascinating supject to learn more about.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th St in Tacoma. Contact Chuck Benefiel at 253-584-3267.

Tacoma Historical Writers

2nd and 4th Tues, 1:30 p.m.; call for location; (253) 752-7722.

Community Caregiver’s Support Group

2nd Thurs of each month. 6:30-8 p.m. at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 North Division St, Auburn

Crazy Quilters of Federal Way

The Crazy Quilters of Federal Way, a large, South-end quilt guild since 1986, meets bimonthly for fun, education, networking, and charity projects on the 2nd (Programs) & 4th (Business and “Show & Tell”) Thursdays (except Nov. & Dec.) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Emeritus Assisted Living, 31002-14th Ave. South, Federal Way, WA. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Guests are most welcome! For further information, see website http://quiltersfedway.com, e-mail: [email protected] or call (253) 833-8302.

Contact Elderly Connections today at 1-855-377-7367 to talk to one of our experienced placement advisors and find out which type of facility might be best for you.