When Aging in Place is no Longer an Option, Continue to be Involved in the Care of Your Loved One!
Insite Care and Transitions partners with families in all stages of long term care, from transitions through end of life.
If you are wondering if your situation is a good fit for our services, find the heading that meets your needs below and discover how we can help meet you where you are.
Anyone needing assistance in navigating the choices of long term care facilities
Insite’s trained family advocates can research, visit and give experienced opinions on your long term care options. We get to know your needs and desires and will provide you a narrowed down list of facilities in the area you are seeking. From that list, you let us know which ones you are most interested in and we will visit and report to you on them. If you’ve already narrowed down the list, we’re happy to visit those and send you our reports on them. We want you to be as informed as possible to make the best decision for your loved one. Once you’ve made your decision, we can help with the transition as well, keep reading below for more information.
Anyone who is transitioning from home to a facility or from one level of care to the next
This can be the most difficult time for the family of a new resident. You want to be sure that your loved one is settling in, getting to know the caregivers, routines, other residents and is fitting into the new living arrangement. There is stress on everyone from making the decision to move your loved one into a facility, to adapting to a new way of life leaving the spouse or adult child at home alone, possibly for the first time. With so much going on, you need to be sure the transition is as smooth as possible. Insite will evaluate your loved one and how well he/she is adjusting to the new life in the facility. You will be provided with documentation of the social, emotional and physical adjustments that are occurring, allowing you to focus on loving and supporting your parent or spouse while making that transition yourself.
Anyone currently living in a long term care, skilled nursing, or assisted living facility.
If you don’t hear from the nursing home regularly, you can get into a routine where no news is good news. However, when visitors are inconsistent, caregivers can tend to slide on their responsibilities to your parent or spouse. Unannounced, frequent visits prevent caregivers from sliding on their daily activities and hold them accountable for the daily care, ensuring all the resident’s needs are met. Often, caregivers will respond differently to resident’s who are being well supervised by medically trained staff versus family who may not have the same training and knowledge base. Our staff knows how it is supposed to be done and will make sure that all expectations of safety, quality and high standards are met with your loved one.
Anyone living in any facility who could be considered “high maintenance” or “low maintenance”.
First off, there is nothing wrong with being either high or low maintenance, regardless of the connotation. Our personalities and needs change as our bodies age. If your loved one is considered “high maintenance” by being very verbal, physical, wandering, or is generally uncooperative, even if not intentionally so, the staff may delay care to avoid conflict. The flip side is if your loved one is “low maintenance” by being bed bound, nonverbal or having limited verbal capacity, or has other impairments that would prevent them from being able to recognize or defend themselves against abuse or neglect, the caregivers can be more lax with the care they provide as the know the resident is unable to articulate that their needs are not being met. These vulnerable residents rely on the caregivers for their daily needs. Complaints of any kind can, and often do, result in some form of retaliation toward the resident. If you’re not there to see it, who is going to notice and force change for your loved one?
Anyone with a loved one in hospice or is aware that death is imminent
We’ve all heard that death is a part of life. Although this is true, even when it’s expected, it still hits hard. Insite has family advocates available to attend to your loved one at the bedside during the final hours life. It’s our belief that no one should die alone and we can be there for you and your loved one at this difficult time.
Sometimes the one that has been there for everyone else needs someone to be there for them.
If you are in the position of caring for your aging spouse, the multiple trips to visit can be draining on you. Often, a resident doesn’t feel comfortable expressing needs or complaints for fear of retaliation or coming across as ungrateful. Your spouse may not want you to know for fear of worrying you or the children about his/her care. Insite can provide that independent third party so you are not burdened with the responsibility of holding caregivers accountable, making sure your spouse is safe and well cared for, or having to travel in all weather conditions to visit. Insite will provide an extra layer of protection for your spouse or parent.
Perhaps your family does not live near the facility where your loved one resides. If you are unable to be there in person, that is where Insite can help. Providing insight on your loved one, on-site, for you to be sure he/she is receiving the care that is deserved and that you expect. Our trained staff will liaison with you to be sure caregivers are held accountable and act with integrity.