A Dad’s Dementia Progresses and a Daughter Needs Support
Kate, a young career woman who lived in another state, suddenly became responsible for her father’s life. Prior to an accident, her father was living in a single-family home. When he was hospitalized after an accident, it became apparent that the dementia that was diagnosed a couple of years earlier had progressed and his understanding and judgement were impaired.
Kate suddenly expanded her role from daughter to guardian and conservator. At the time, she had no idea what elder care management was or even that these services existed.
Her father was placed in an assisted living facility. He was having a lot of difficulty adjusting.
Kate was overwhelmed and alone in trying to understand her father’s needs and provide him with the best care possible. Family relations became strained over disagreements about care planning.
Kate needed an objective opinion. She was referred to Golden Pond Elder Care Strategies.
Here is how Kate describes the services she received:
“The Golden Pond team helped my father and I navigate a challenging time by building a relationship with him and understanding and addressing his care needs, identifying the most appropriate senior community, referring and coordinating appointments with trusted health care professionals, and providing me with invaluable guidance and second opinions. Above all, they have been in my shoes.
The Golden Pond team members are tactful and gracious. They have a wealth of experience in elder care management and an expansive network of resources. The quality of life my father now enjoys is a testament to their talents and expertise.”