Idaho Falls and Pocatello, Idaho (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
It’s a situation that one never wants to be in. It starts with a late night phone call from a nurse from the local emergency room explaining that your mother has fallen, broken her hip and now is being admitted to the hospital. A thousand things flash through one’s mind in situations like this. Getting into a car and rushing to the hospital is the first thought and then you realize that the hospital is 1,000 miles away.
This scenario plays itself out throughout the nation on a daily basis. Today’s baby boomers are taking care of their children and their parents. That is why they are sometimes called “The Sandwich Generation”. They find themselves being “sandwiched” between the responsibilities of care on both sides of their family’s age spectrum.
The situation only gets more stressful when their loved one cannot go home after the long hospital and rehabilitation stay. Many seniors who cannot return home due to care or medical reasons choose to move into assisted living communities. Family members who have to fly in to help their parents find a new assisted living community many times find themselves “behind the eight ball” as soon as they get off the plane. Lack of time and information increases their stress levels to the brink of exhaustion.
Finding care in a small or large city, let alone in a city is unfamiliar, can be even more difficult. However, finding care itself shouldn’t be the goal of families needing assisted living, independent living or memory care. Finding safe care should be the only priority of every family looking for senior housing.
There is now a resource in Pocatello and Idaho Falls that can help Idaho families not only find the senior care that they are needing, but find safe, quality communities and care homes also. Jason Atkinson of CarePatrol of Idaho assists families, free of charge in their hour of need. Jason is one of the most recent CarePatrol franchisees in the country and the first franchisee in Idaho.
Pocatello and Idaho Falls residents can rest assured that when they call Jason he will personally perform what is called “Care Discovery”. This process identifies the proper level of care that is required to care properly for a senior needing specialize housing. Seniors needing independent living services do not need as much help as those requiring an assisted living home or community.
After the initial Care Discovery is completed, Jason recommends several assisted living homes or assisted living communities that “match” his client’s needs. While most companies will just send you a list to families via the email, Jason gives his clients something that is many times missing in the world of internet assistance, Jason gives his families the hands on service that they deserve.
Jason recommends places where he would be comfortable to referring his own mother to. Jason personally visits, evaluates and reviews every care and violation history of every senior housing option in his network.
Armed with that abundant and vital information, Jason personally meets families at their home or hospital. He then personally tours them to his recommended homes. He works in many ways like a Realtor would, showing families new residential homes if they were in the market to move into one.
CarePatrol will not work with an assisted living home or community that has had many violations, complaints or a “troubled past”. CarePatrol CEO, Chuck Bongiovanni stated that “We couldn’t have found a better person to run a CarePatrol franchise than Jason. He is genuine, a loving family man and has a gentle heart towards seniors in his community”.
CarePatrol is a free community service because they are compensated by thousands of independent living, assisted living and memory care homes and communities that are in their exclusive care network of senior housing providers.
Jason will continue to help seniors and their families in greater Pocatello and Idaho Falls find safe, quality senior care options. If you need help finding care for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia or know a senior that can no longer live safely in their own home, Jason is honored to be able to assist families find safer places to call home. Jason can be reached at 208-269-7259.
CarePatrol of Idaho is an independent business operating under the license of CarePatrol Franchise Systems, LLC.