School’s Out! Care is There Geriatric Care Management Takes the Heat off Sandwich Generation Caregivers

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When school lets out, stress doubles for people who are raising children and caring for an elderly parent. Care is There Geriatric Care Management in Charlottesville, Staunton, and Harrisonburg Virginia handles caregiving logistics for aging loved ones so families can enjoy summer activities with less stress.

Care is There Geriatric Care Management
Geriatric care managers can be especially helpful during the summer, when kids home from school put an extra workload on “sandwich generation” boomers.

Care is There Geriatric Care Management is a professional service that handles caregiving logistics for the elderly. Geriatric care managers can be especially helpful during the summer, when kids home from school put an extra workload on “sandwich generation” boomers that care for children and an elderly parent.

Care is There Geriatric Care Management works with elderly clients year-round: coordinating health care, arranging meals, assisting with mail and bills, organizing home repairs, handling emergencies, and actively communicating with far-flung families. But summer presents special challenges.

“Summer is a time of graduations, weddings, and vacation trips,” says Elizabeth Swider, owner of Care is There Geriatric Care Management which serves clients in Charlottesville, Staunton, and Harrisonburg Virginia. “Traveling can be complicated for the elderly, but geriatric care managers know how to anticipate and prevent potential problems. Can special seating be arranged so grandmother won’t have to climb the stairs in the graduation hall? Are grandfather’s hearing aids working properly so they won’t squeal loudly during the wedding? Are medications ordered in and organized in advance of the trip?”

As geriatric care managers, we can handle any area of life,” says Swider. “We’ve helped clients pack for cruises, making sure to include their medical history so the ship’s doctor would know how to care for them if necessary. We take clients to the airport personally and see them through the security process. We help them choose and mail wedding and graduation gifts. All this takes such a load off their children, who have enough to deal with. We want families to enjoy being together for special events rather than being worried and frustrated by the process.”        

Even on an uneventful summer day, having a geriatric care manager as a part of the caregiving team can make a big difference for busy families. “Our clients can relax,” says Swider. “Knowing we are present at their mom’s doctor’s appointment and we will make sure their dad’s prescriptions are filled. They can enjoy summer with their kids, and visits with their parents can be fun and sweet, not guilty and rushed.”

About Care is There Geriatric Care Management: Care is there Geriatric Care Management provides care planning and implementation to support independent living, long distance caregiving, and assisted living enhancement in Charlottesville, Staunton, and Harrisonburg Virginia. (CareisThere.com)

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