Frequently Asked Questions

What do elder care consultants do?

Elder care consultants are professionals who provide guidance and support to seniors and their families. Sloan Rowe consultants can help with a variety of tasks, including assessing care needs, developing care plans, coordinating services, and providing ongoing support.

How much will care planning cost?

The expense of healthcare is influenced by a wide range of factors. This is why Sloan Rowe invests the effort to grasp the overall scenario, including present symptoms, functional abilities, the progression of the disease, future outlook, available resources (such as family and financial support), insurance coverage, and similar aspects. The care plan we develop with you takes into account all of these variables and we will help you understand the costs associated with the various options.

How much will elder care consulting cost? Is it covered by insurance?

Sloan Rowe bills on an hourly basis with a one hour minimum. We do offer set rate packages that are available after the initial consultation along with the option of an “ala carte” package. We will discuss all recommended services and costs with you also requiring your signature on an engagement agreement prior to any services beginning. At Sloan Rowe, we aim to be as transparent with fees as possible with you upfront.

At this time, we accept private pay only.

What are some signs that my parents need eldercare?
  • Difficulty with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and eating.
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Social isolation
  • Difficulty managing finances
  • Increased falls
How can I talk to my parents about their aging needs?
  • Choose a time and place where you can have a private conversation
  • Be respectful of their feelings
  • Focus on their needs and concerns
  • Offer to help them with planning for their future.
How can I help my parents make decisions about their care?
  • Educate yourself about their options
  • Provide them with information and resources
  • Respect their wishes
  • Help them find a compromise if they cannot agree
What can I do to prevent my parents from falling?
  • Remove tripping hazards from their home
  • Make sure their home is well lit
  • Encourage them to wear shoes with good support
  • Talk to their doctor about their medications
  • Encourage them to get regular exercise
What are the factors that increase falls for older adults?
  • Age
  • Balance and gait problems
  • Muscle weakness
  • Medications
  • Vision problems
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking and reasoning
  • Difficulty with language
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Loss of coordination
What is dementia and what are the signs?
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking and reasoning
  • Difficulty with language
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Loss of coordination
How can I care for my parent with dementia?
  • Create a safe and supportive environment
  • Maintain a daily routine
  • Provide opportunities for social interaction
  • Help them manage their finances
  • Seek professional help when needed
What are the different types of eldercare services available?
  • In-home Care: this type of care provides assistance with daily activities in the client’s home.
  • Adult Daycare: this type of care provides supervision and activities for older adults during the day.
  • Assisted Living: This type of care provides housing, meals, personal care and healthcare services.
  • Nursing Home: This type of care provides 24-hour nursing care for older adults who are unable to live independently.
What are some benefits of in-home care?
  • Allowing your loved ones to remain in their own homes
  • Receiving personalized care
  • Maintaining their independence
  • Experiencing less stress and anxiety
  • Enjoying a higher quality of life
What is the difference between palliative care and hospice?

Palliative care and hospice are both specialized types of care that focus on improving the quality of life for persons with serious illness. However, there are some key differences between the two.

Palliative care is appropriate for anyone with a serious illness, regardless of their prognosis. It aims to relieve symptoms, improve physical and emotional well-being, and support the patients and their families throughout their illness. Palliative care can be provided alongside curative treatments, and it can continue even if the patient’s condition worsens.

Hospice care is specifically for people who are expected to have 6 months or less to live. It focuses on providing comfort and support to patients and their families during the end of life. Hospice typically includes pain management, emotional support, spiritual care and bereavement counseling.

What are some legal and financial considerations for caring for my parents?
  • Power of Attorney for Health and Financial
  • Guardianship
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Estate planning
How can I balance caring for my parents with my own life?
  • Asking for help from family and friends
  • Take breaks when you need them-coordinate respite caregivers
  • Schedule regular time for yourself
  • Join a support group
How do you deal with parents as they get older?

• Decide What Matters are Most Important.
• Try to Understand What’s Behind Abnormal Behavior.
• Find an Outlet for Your Stress.
• Set Boundaries.
• Know Your Own Limitations.
• Limit Your Involvement in Caregiving.
• Plan Ahead.
We can help alleviate the stress that you and your family may be feeling during this time with your loved ones through education, community connections and other options for assistance.

Where can I learn more about dementia?

Apart from the knowledge and skills possessed by our team, a wealth of resources on different types of dementia is available. SR consultants can assist in linking you with these educational and emotional resources.

How can I best help my elderly parents?

One of the crucial aspects of parental care involves having open discussions and contributing in any way you can. Understanding your parent’s needs, aspirations, and practical matters like finances and insurance is vital. While these conversations can be challenging, we excel at facilitating them. Family members, including siblings, spouses, and patients, might not always be on the same page regarding the best approach. We possess the expertise to educate everyone objectively, ensuring decisions are made with the most accurate information. We also mediate differences, promoting a harmonious resolution.

Where do I start?

You can start finding the answers and support that you need by filling out our Initial Consultation Questionaire to schedule a free initial consultation.