There was an excellent article a week or so ago regarding the benefit of using a geriatric care manager if you are dealing with older family members who are having difficulties either physically, mentally, or financially because of poor health.
It will be worth your time to read the entire article but here are few hilights to show the value of this article and the premise of paying for a geriatric care manager:
Linda Fodrini-Johnson, a columnist for the weekly community newspaper in Orinda, Calif., addressed these issues in a recent column (www.lamorindaweekly.com) discussing what to do when elderly parents resist all your suggestions. “Sometimes learning a different approach can make the difference in achieving the results you would like for your parents,” she writes. “Hire a geriatric care manager to assist with transitions and supervise the quality of help.”