Determining Your Needs

Not sure you need a care manager? Our quick checklist can help you decide.
If you answer yes to four or more situations described below, please don't hesitate to contact us - we can help.

Checklist

Medical:

  • Is the person you care for unable to follow health care instructions or make health care decisions?
  • Do you feel challenged to balance the need for increasing health care providers’ appointments?
  • Has the medical condition of the person you care for become too complex for self-management?
Safety:
  • Does the person you care for become lost or disoriented when away from home or in a familiar environment?
  • Have you ever found burnt pans in the kitchen; a hot iron unattended; or other possible dangers?
  • Does the person you care for drive unsafely?
  • Does the person you care for fall or frequently injure themselves?
  • Does the person you care for have hoarding tendencies?
Financial:
  • Is the person you care for becoming less able or interested in financial responsibilities?
  • Are bills disorganized, late or overdue?
  • Is the checking account overdrawn or are credit card limits exceeded?
  • Is the person you care for confused about health care insurance and financial responsibilities?
  • Can the person you care for no longer read or write clearly enough to manage a checkbook?
Sleep:
  • Are your nights interrupted by repeated calls for help?
  • Are you adjusting to increased concerns regarding care for your loved one at night?
  • Is the person you care for unable to sleep regular hours?
  • Are you taking time off work to address caregiver issues, or struggling to meet the needs of your own family?
Health:
  • Has hygiene neglect become an embarrassment or health issue?
  • Has your loved one become less concerned with access to fresh or nutritious foods in the refrigerator?
  • Has the person you care for experienced changes in weight loss due to nutritional disinterest?
  • Is the person you care for in need of pre/post-surgical support and follow-up care?
Abuse or Neglect:
  • Is someone taking advantage of the financial resources for the person you care for?
  • Has any family member’s frustration, connected to the person being cared for, resulted in verbal or physical violence?
Isolation:
  • Has the person you care for become isolated, sad, lonely, confused, anxious or angry?
  • Have you become isolated, sad, confused, anxious or angry?

If you have answered YES to four or more situations described in this questionnaire, please call us at (850) 878-0034 or contact us at info@goldenageathome.comwe can help!