Specializing in assisting older people and their families plan and implement quality care.
Working with a Geriatric Care Manager:
Our relationship starts with open communication about your goals and concerns for your older loved one. I will provide a professional assessment and offer realistic recommendations on how to achieve your goals — or reevaluate them. My services are tailored to your needs. I can be a coach or I can have more hands on involvement. Sometimes, my role changes as the situation with the older adult changes. Each step of the way, I will clearly communicate what I recommend and how I could be involved.
Who can benefit from Teresa’s Services?
An Elder Who:
● has had multiple hospitalizations/ER trips
● has multiple falls or is declining in their health and independence
● is losing weight, mobility, or strength
● has signs of dementia and cannot seem to manage as before
A family caregiver who:
● is overwhelmed and feeling “burnt out”
● lives out the area and needs support managing care
Teresa was an invaluable resource to our family during the last years of both my father and mother’s lives. As the primary family member responsible for their care and living on the east coast, I literally could not have managed their care without her.
Teresa assessed my parents’ needs, with them and with the family, in a compassionate but direct way, overcoming their resistance to having the 24/7 help they truly needed. She structured and managed the hiring and supervision of a caregiver staff of 5, some of whom were employees of my parents and some of whom were provided by a staffing agency. Teresa assessed and managed my parents’ day-to-day needs, always being mindful of their need for respect and dignity, their relationship with the family and with each other. There were many times Teresa communicated more effectively with my parents than I did.
At the end of their lives, Teresa also monitored and helped coordinate my parents’ medical care and caregiver coverage during their hospitalizations. She was extraordinarily helpful and supportive to me personally when hospice care became necessary.
I believe this work is Teresa’s life mission; she brings all of herself to the clients and families she works with. Anyone who is lucky enough to have Teresa on their caregiving team is blessed!
In the days since my mother-in-law’s death, three things come to mind when I think of you.
You made her life better. Her quality of life was improved by your thoughtfulness, resourcefulness and kindness. You thought of questions to ask, raised concerns and advocated.
You made my life less stressful. Because of you, I didn’t have to constantly worry, research and plan.
Lastly, I enjoyed getting to know you. It was always a pleasure to talk to you. Your positiveness and cheerfulness made me smile. Many, many thanks!
Teresa helped us move our Mom out-of-state to an Assisted Living facility near my house. My Mom didn't want to go and my 3 other siblings all began to think through their own opinions about what would be best and what they would be willing to do for Mom. Over the course of a few months Teresa walked us through pros/cons and helped us to think through all the decisions. Preparing to uproot an aging parent is an incredibly emotional, gut wrenching process. My mom is now happily living in Southern California, without a large house, snow, lawn, chores, cooking and bills to take care of. Without Teresa's guidance and coordination, we probably would have procrastinated until some dramatic triggering event occurred. I am so glad I had Teresa to help lay the groundwork. She's a real professional.