So often, when crisis hits, a family can be caught unawares by this emergency situation. Adult children are blindsided by not knowing where to find critical documents necessary for deciding on the care for their elderly parents and they feel handcuffed by not having access to important assets or documents that are needed. However, it is never too early to start that ‘just in case’ file.
While Thanksgiving is a wonderful American holiday for family sharing and bonding, it is also an opportunity for adult children to help organize essential information for their elderly parents. I think that in addition to feasting and spreading joy this Thanksgiving, all of us, whether we be seniors, caregivers or potential caregivers, should take the opportunity to get some ‘ducks in a row’ and organize those all important documents and bits of information.
David York Agency has compiled a handy checklist and a small packet of worksheets to assist in this task. Both are accessible through the links in this newsletter or on the Resources page . I hope they are a helpful first step.
Anita Kamiel, M.P.S., R.N.
Director of Patient Services
Anita Kamiel, R.N, M.P.S. is the founder and owner of David York Home Healthcare Agency and is fully acquainted with all factors related to eldercare services and the latest guidelines for seniors. She holds advanced degrees in gerontological administration and has experience in the field as a Nursing Supervisor in a nursing home. Anita has been in the business of home care for over 40 years starting out in a NYC Medicaid agency. Thirty years ago she realized the need for affordable, quality home health aide services provided and supervised by caring individuals, so she boldly opened David York Home Healthcare Agency in Brooklyn, New York. She is the mother of 4 and the grandmother of many and when she is not on adventures like safaris in Africa, she still works 6 days a week and runs to her workout classes 3 of those nights. You can contact her at 718.376.7755 or at www.davidyorkagency.com where she is happy to share her experience and help you through your home healthcare issues.