Someone recently asked me what type of business would benefit from the ‘Real Life Solutions…’ book, so here are my ideas and add yours too.
- Very large full continuum senior housing and service companies
- PCA and CNA schools and service providers
- Each state has a hospital organization that all hospitals belong to – would be great bulk sale for them so they can offer for sale to patient’s adult children and make some money (we all know hospitals are hurting for money), while helping people with the info in the book at the same time
- Geriatric case managers
- Rea Estate representative with certification in getting sellers to get their home ready for boomers and senior buyers, and for buyers to know what to look for in buying a home for long term living (aging in place)
- General contractors who have the state contracts through state gov’t for building, remodeling disabled apts/homes through Medicaid and Medicare and state housing – I’ve spoken with several around the country and they found the book to be very helpful.
- Make the book part of the curriculum of the National Construction Association’s Senior Housing program they teach and certify contractors in
- Perfect for each states Area Agency on Aging
- Perfect for Elder Law Attorneys
- Funeral homes
- Aging Community Centers
- Family Counselors
- Some expensive senior device sales companies could use the book at a free bonus offer – like the walk in tubs, scooters, ramp builders
- The book is excellent for people with disabilities too and that whole arena of services since what the senior’s face are the same issues of those with disabilities
- Financial firms such as Morgan Stanley – I had been approached by them but things fell through but they were very interested. They are dealing with so many boomers coming in with their senior parents, the book would make the financial advisor look really good and would help settle the family so financial planning could actually go better
- Insurance companies – especially the end that deals with paying for care in an assisted living or nursing home – they don’t want to pay, the book would help a family keep a senior at home much longer and get in-home services which would either be paid by other means than the insurance company or at a much lessor rate. Helps an insurance carrier show they care too and also make their job easier
- Funeral home directors because after one spouse has passed, it will be harder for the one left to go on and the book can help, plus bring the family together
- Medical insurance companies
- The everyday boomer
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Came across this and thought it might be helpful:
12 tips for in-home elder care
Date Published: Jan 09 2009
For Angie’s List members who live far away from their aging parents, finding a reliable handyman to take care of routine maintenance is a huge relief. For those who need home health care, hospice or more intensive care, finding the right person or facility will be among the most important decisions they’ll ever make.
- Plan before a crisis hits. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen before seeking care for an elderly relative. You can make more informed decisions by discussing care options ahead of time.
- Assess your elder’s needs. Determine what type of care is most important. Make a list of specific chores and duties needed for care. Be sure to include personal and medical care as well as household tasks that will need to be done.
- Research your options. Talk to agencies as well as independent providers about the care you are seeking then check their ratings on Angie’s List.
- Conduct an in-depth interview. Meet with each candidate in person. If possible, include the potential care recipient in the screening process. Be specific about all the tasks involved. Do not hire someone you are not 100 percent comfortable with.
- Check references: Ask the provider to supply you with a list of references who can talk about their quality of work. Contact current and former patients, their family members, and doctors.
- Ask about training. How does the provider select and train its employees?
- Are they licensed? Many states require home care providers to earn a license to operate. Your state health department can provide you information on its licensed providers.
- Consider a background check. While agencies typically screen its employees, it’s up to you when hiring an independent provider.
- Is there a Plan B? What procedures does the provider have in place to handle emergencies? Are caregivers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
- What is the financial process? Be sure the provider provides written statements explaining the costs and payment options.
- Be careful with financial and confidential information. Do not give access to any accounts. Avoid having the worker handle any important communications with doctors, lawyers and accountants.
- Share the recipient’s interests. Provide some ideas on how the care provider and recipient can spend their time together.