Are You Worried That You’ll Never Be Able To Take Care Of Your Aging Parents The Way They Cared For You?
We Can Be There When You Can't Be
When your parents cared for you, it was with joy and the recognition they were guiding you to good health, the development of your potential, and with hopes for a good life.
Now that you’re doing it for them, a completely different set of circumstances is in place: you’re witnessing their decline, challenges with simple, every-day tasks, their fear of losing independence, and perhaps, their ability to be safe in their own home.
And you? You’re overwhelmed at taking over your parents’ needs, you feel guilty you can’t do it all, frustration at the distance between you that prevents the kind of involvement you want to give. You don’t know what’s services and/or resources are available or appropriate, and you don't know whom to trust with your aging mom or dad.
We understand how you feel and are here to shoulder the care and responsibility with you. We are proud of the individualized and compassionate care we deliver with every visit or phone call. Our team knows how important it is to build trust and a supportive relationship with your mom or dad.
We’ll start that with a guarantee: We’re here for you and your loved one 24/7 in the uniquely customized level of service that works for you, them, your situation, and also, our shared desire to guide your parent to an enhanced quality of life.
PROVIDING SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
With Guiding Care’s concierge care management services, we can enhance you and your loved one’s quality of life with personalized solutions tailored to meet your family’s needs.
Our services will allow you to:
Save time and energy
Access to valuable resources
Balance your responsibilities
Optimize the care for your loved one
Have peace of mind
During a family consultation, the Care Manager helps the family explore future planning needs and community resources that are available. One or more individualized sessions will help identify problems and provide guidance.
ASSESSMENT AND CARE PLAN
The care manager evaluates current strengths and weaknesses through an examination of the person’s health status, functional abilities, general living situation, cognitive and emotional condition, social resources, and utilization of community services. The Care Manager develops an individualized care plan based on their findings. Most families choose to engage ongoing care management services to help implement the care plan recommendations and modifying the plan as circumstances change.
ONGOING CARE MANAGEMENT
The Care Manager continually assesses the needs of the client and makes recommendations as care needs evolve. Additionally, the Care Manager coordinates and monitors various aspects of daily living. Care management includes, but is not limited to:
Implementing care plan recommendations and modifying the plan as circumstances change.
Attending doctor appointments and facilitating communication between doctor, client, and family.
Linkage with appropriate service providers and monitoring those services (e.g., home health, senior companion, hospice, elder care attorney, bookkeeper).
Providing information on Federal and state entitlements, connecting families to local programs when appropriate (e.g., food assistance, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid).
Helping clients and families with insurance concerns, claims, and applications.
Evaluating home safety and helping clients and families select the appropriate level of housing or residential options.
Helping families adjust, cope and problem-solve around long-distance and in-home caregiving.
Acting as a liaison to out of town families, making sure things are going well, alerting families to problems, and providing expertise for solutions
Offering ongoing counseling, support, advocacy, and education.
We offer crisis intervention when needed, helping clients navigate through emergency departments and hospitalizations, rehabilitation stays, and ensuring that adequate care is available to the client. If you can't be there, we will be. We are available to our clients and families 24/7 in case of an emergency.
Founder/ Care Manager
Jaimee Friedlander was born and raised in South Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from New College of Florida and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a certificate in Aging Studies from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Case Manager (CCM).
Jaimee has dedicated her career to helping seniors and their families. Prior to founding Guiding Care, Jaimee worked as a Care Manager for Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and as a Social Worker for The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center.
Jaimee aspires for every client and family to feel like they are being treated with respect and compassion. Jaimee takes a holistic approach to problem-solving by understanding that many factors are impacting one's life including physical, emotional, social, financial, and environmental factors. She uses the strengths approach and her expert knowledge of resources to find mutually decided upon and creative solutions for challenges facing older adults and their families.
Jaimee is committed to following the values, professional standards, and code of ethics set forth by the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and The Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA).
Gail Isaacs, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), has a passion for care management that stems from her personal experience as a family caregiver.
Gail’s first career was in Human Resources, but she made the difficult decision to leave her job and become a caregiver for her father when he became ill.
She studied nursing to be able to become a better advocate not just for her father but for her mother and brother as well and found her natural calling in the process. Gail understands firsthand the struggles families face while trying to navigate the health care maze.
Gail comes to Guiding Care with over 10 years’ experience working with home health agencies as a clinical care coordinator and care manager. Her goal is to ensure the highest standard of care and quality of living for her clients, while also providing families with support and peace of mind. Originally from Brooklyn, Gail lives in Boca Raton with her husband Michael and their two cats Shelby and Bullitt.