FAQs

Advocacy

Q  When a family member, friend or care giver requests the Elder Life Advocate to conduct an assessment of a senior, are they able to be present during the process?
Yes, if all parties agree.  One party must assume responsibility for fee payment.

Is the cost of Elder Life consultation covered by medical insurance?
A  No.

Q  What Clinical Credentials Does Your Advocate Hold?
A  Margaret Ram is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 30 years nursing experience.   Margaret’s recommendations encompass planning and implementing changes and are designed to ease the fear and loneliness which often plague older people.

Q  What particular health or lifestyle issues might best be addressed by an Advocate?
A  The issues of aging which commonly produce changes in behaviour, mobility, cognition and general well-being are sometimes rooted in such diagnoses as depression, dementia, post-stroke or severe cardiac conditions.  The advocate does not deal with clinical issues, but there are practical issues that can be addressed including accommodation, safety precautions, and services in-home or in-facility.

 

Palliative At Home Care

Q  Will the client be kept as safe and comfortable at home as in the hospital?

A  If the client wants to be at home and their physician agrees it’s the best choice, we can provide a safe and comfortable environment.

 

Home from Hospital Care

Q  I don’t know how long my convalescence may be –  how will we plan for it?

A  We’ll develop a flexible plan and monitor your progress daily.  We’ll scale back services as your strength and confidence increase.

 

Personal Care

Q  I am fearful of falling, yet appreciate privacy while bathing.  Will I have a choice of a male or female caregiver?

A  Yes.  You’ll choose the caregivers you prefer.  We’ll be consistent in providing a familiar and reliable team.

 

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We’ll do our best to respond to your questions in a timely manner.

 

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