PUT YOUR FAMILY
IN GREAT HANDS

How do I care and help my parents?

 

We live so far away, how do I know my family member is getting the right care?

I am overwhelmed with all of the things I need to do caring for my loved one.

Geriatric Care

Traumatic Brain Injury

Physical/Mental Disabilities

Chronic Illness

Terminal Illness

COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT

We will meet with our patient(s) face to face for complete assessment of environmental and medical factors.  We maintain consistent communication with all family members involved in the care of each patient.  

CASE MANAGEMENT OR
HOURLY CONSULTING

Following our initial consultation, we will write an individualized care plan for the patient and all family involved.  This could vary from a simple meeting with the patient to several times a week to twice a month.  

  • Review of physical and cognitive (mental) status.

  • Assessment of nutritional needs.

  • Assessment of social functioning.

  • Identification of safety issues.

  • Safety Walk of present/future living conditions and making suggestions if necessary.

  • Review of overall quality of life with guidance in achieving the highest quality of care possible.

  • Based on the assessment, create a Plan of Care for the individual and caregiver to follow.

  • Monitoring and oversight of care in-home, nursing home,     assisted living, memory unit.

  • Recommending technologies to add to security or safety.

  • Observe changes and potential risks of exploitation or abuse.

  • Provide options and oversight for direct caregivers in your home.

  • Helping families evaluate and select the appropriate level of housing or residential options.​

  • Determine the types of services that are right for a client and assisting to engage and monitor.

  • Coordinating the care of a loved one for families that live at a distance, including crisis management.

  • Local, cost-effective resources are identified and engaged as needed.

PERSONAL SERVICES

Caring for our clients has many unique needs as well as the much needed peace of mind for family and care givers. Let us help you with.. ​

  • General Organization

  • Downsizing/assisting with transition

  • Errand Running

  • Bill Paying

  • Scheduling Home Repairs

  • Seasonal Decorating

MEDICAL MANAGMENT
  • Attend Doctor appointments.

  • Advocate individual if an emergency should arise and need for Emergency Services. We are 24-7.

  • Schedule medical testing and radiology services and attend testing as needed.

  • Assist in securing transportation to and from medical services.

  • Facilitate communication between doctor, client, and family.

  • Monitor individual’s adherence to medical orders and instructions.

  • Coordinate home health care services and therapy visits.

ABOUT US

       Kara Hibler - Owner

  • Registered Occupational Therapist Since 1999

  • BA in Psychology

  • Member of NBCOT

  • Aging Life Care Professional

  • Member of Aging Life Care Association

Always There Patient Advocates provides solutions to get your life back while providing your loved one with quality care. Kara brings 20 years of experience as a Registered Occupational Therapist and was intimately involved as a Caregiver/Guardian after her own mother who suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in 1997. Kara has successfully worked with entire Healthcare teams in Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Home Care settings. Kara has also created and led a Caregiver Support group embracing all caregivers located in her community called "Saturdays at 2".

 

"My passion is to bring great service to you and your loved ones as a Patient Advocate and Aging Life Care Professional. I am passionate about helping people and their families live Peacefully and with Great Quality" - Kara Hibler, OTR/L

 

Our mission is to provide unparalleled customer service that doesn't just meet your needs, but exceeds your expectations of what a dependable senior care advocate can do for you and your loved ones.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

- Lao Tzu 

 

GET IN TOUCH

616-301-5236

SERVICING MOST OF LORAIN AND WESTERN CUYAHOGA COUNTIES

 

©2020 by Always There Patient Advocates

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