The Senior Sage Frequently Asked Questions
How do we get started with The Senior Sage?
We’ll set up a convenient time to discuss your needs and concerns in a half-hour complimentary consultation. If you choose to use our services, an initial retainer of 5 hours allows us to prepare a caregiving plan tailored exclusively for you and your family. If additional time is requested we will bill on an hourly basis.
Why should I hire someone to help me ﬁnd a care facility?
It's a complicated and sometimes expensive learning process to find the right care facility for your loved one. Deposit fees charged by care facilities can range from $1000 to $5,000 and are non-refundable, so it's important for you to choose wisely. Often we're called after a family finds that the facility they chose is less than ideal and doesn't meet their needs.
How do you assist families in which one person from a distance doesn’t think that mom or dad needs help?
Caregivers or physicians are usually the ones who recognize the need for help before others who don't see loved ones on a regular basis. All family members will be compassionately helped with information and support.
Can you help with providing information regarding mom or dad to siblings that aren't on the same page?
We're aware of family dynamics and can act as a liaison with concerns and coordination of care through telephone or written reports for multiple family members.
Can you help me get my dad to stop driving? He's had several accidents and says that none of them was his fault despite receiving two tickets.
Absolutely! We'll make sure that you are not the "bad guy" and will give you suggestions to find a solution that will work for your situation.
Are you an attorney?
There are several elder law attorneys we refer families to who are experts that provide legal assistance. The same is true for financial or insurance needs. We are not attorneys or accountants.
Do facilities or other professionals you refer to pay a referral fee to The Senior Sage?
No! If an organization or an individual's services are not up to standards that meet or exceed state licensing requirements, we won't refer you to them.
For more questions or additional information, please contact me.