Many of the families we work with are experiencing stress and often burnout or injury caring for a loved one because they don’t know how they will be able to afford care, said Jeff Schweikert.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
Home Care Assistance of St. Louis, a provider of non-medical, in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce its participation in National Geriatric Care Manager Month. In observance of this month, the local company will be offering its clients a complimentary legal and financial screening assessment given by Althea West, Director – Care Services. West specializes in financial gerontology and can bring clarity and peace of mind to individuals and their families who are in need of additional support to maintain their independence. The assessment will address the client’s financial situation and help construct a long-term care plan based on the funds that are available or can be secured.
“Many of the families we work with are experiencing stress and often burnout or injury caring for a loved one because they don’t know how they will be able to afford care,” said Jeff Schweikert, President and CEO of Home Care Assistance of St. Louis, LLC. “Our hope is that through our complimentary legal and financial screening assessment, clients will become more aware of the many options available to them for funding so that they can stay where they want most; in their own homes.”
West focuses her practice on helping families make their way through the emotional, financial and legal transitions when faced with a health crisis. She provides practical solutions to clients and their families and directs them to useful resources to ensure the process goes smoothly. West has been a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) for four years and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri - St. Louis and Webster University.
What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?
Geriatric Care Managers are professionals who have extensive training and experience working with older people and their families who need assistance with caregiving issues. They assist older adults who wish to remain in their homes, or families in search of suitable housing options. The practice of geriatric care management and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight as the Baby Boomers generation ages in the United States and abroad. For more information please visit http://www.caremanager.org
Geriatric Care Management is an essential element when caring for an aging loved one. Home Care Assistance of St. Louis has two masters-degreed Geriatric Care Managers on their team who are actively engaged in the care of their clients.
For more information about Home Care Assistance of St. Louis, visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com or call 314-863-8989 to speak with a care manager.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2012 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.