Company Spotlight: The Care Navigator

When Pamela D. Wilson was a little girl, she made a list of her life’s goals. Among the goals: Care for old people. Through her company, The Care Navigator she’s doing just that.

The company was born out of necessity.  She watched as an elderly, home bound friend struggled when her in-home care services were inadequate, which was compounded by the lack of qualified resources to assist in finding good care. It was then that Pamela knew she needed to do more to provide seniors and their families. The Care Navigator was born to provide education, planning and counseling to help seniors, their families and caregivers maintain stability and dignity and reduce caregiver stress and caregiver overwhelm as they transition through various stages of aging.

The Care Navigator

The Care Navigator works to provide life management and care coordination services for older adults.

Services provided include:

  • Care Assessments
  • Care Planning
  • Moving Assistance
  • Physician Recommendations
  • Financial Assistance
  • Insurance Assistance
  • Guardianships

Every client receives an initial 15-minute telephone consultation free in order to establish if The Care Navigator can be or assistance to them. Rates vary based upon the services provided and the level of care needed. It’s important to note that The Care Navigator does not receive funding from any of the facilities or services. It makes each recommendation based upon the individual need of the client.

Additionally, The Care Navigator advocates for families in crisis situations.

Precious Cargo

In an attempt to lessen the stress associated with moving, the Precious Cargo program helps seniors who are making the transition to a senior care community..  From helping find the perfect community to ensuring valuable mementos are safely moved or stored, the program provides seniors and their families a single point of contact during the entire transition process.

Library of helpful resources

The Care Navigator provides an extensive list of senior care related articles and videos. Visitors have access to free information on elder abuse, money and finances, nutrition, caregiver stress and general caregiving topics and a variety of other topics. Additionally, readers can download, Caregiving: Defining Relationships, Setting Boundaries and Managing Change, a free guidebook for caregivers.

The Care Navigator Blog

A 2012 Best of the Web nominee, The Care Navigator Blog has been providing its readers with an array of senior care information since the end of 2007.  Authored by Pamela, she focuses on five key areas including:

  • Adults Caring for Themselves
  • Children and Caregivers
  • Political Trends and Updates
  • Tips for Self Advocacy
  • Trends and Education

The blog follows the company’s mission and works to provide information to help reduce the stress that often is associated with caregiver overwhelm.

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  2. Debby Dye says:

    My father had been trying to get my mother into an assisted living facility for years. She dug in her heels every step of the way until he finally gave up. My mother had a severe stroke, than major hearth issues, and with all of us hundreds of miles away and working, the situation became an emergency. As well, Dad had a stroke that caused short term memory loss…in other words, dementia.

    The family managed to pull together, and with time off work, found a very nice assisted living facility. While Mom was in the hospital, we moved Dad in and, when she moved in after her hospitalization, she never knew the difference.

    We learned from this experience but had to deal with it on an emergency basis. I would recommend that anyone who has elderly parents who are still living on their own, to sit down, as a family, and discuss the wishes of your parents. At the very least, get prepared by checking into Long Term Care Insurance or what their Medicare Supplement plan offers. Be sure that they have a will, or family trust, and assign someone with Power of Attorney to help make decisions if they become incapacitated. There are various books that will help you get organized when it comes to preparing for the aging parent.

    If the family has discussed, as a unit, how they are going to handle this difficult situation, if it happens, than caring for the aging parent will be much easier.

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