Ten Signs that Families Need Help

Caregiver Team

Are you or a family member struggling to meet an elderly loved one’s needs due to a disability or a chronic illness? If any of these ten issues applies to you, we at the Rothkoff Law Group can help.

  1. Worries about long-term care costs:
    Does the elder have a home or assets in excess of $50,000 – enough to finance a short stay in a care facility but not enough for an extended stay?
  2. Senior Veteran With Health Care Issues:
    Is the elder a veteran or the spouse of a deceased veteran, over 65 and having health care issues?
  3. Catastrophic event:
    Has the elder experienced a stroke, heart attack, aneurism, or fall with injury?
  4. Chronic ailment or progressive decline:
    Has the elder been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, MS, or some other chronic ailment, or experienced a decline in functional capacity for any reason?
  5. Consideration of spouse’s needs:
    Does the elder have a spouse whose financial or health care needs must be considered in light of the elder’s medical condition?
  6. Hospitalization:
    Is the elder hospitalized and the family has been told that returning home is not an option?
  7. Incapacity:
    Is the elder incapacitated (housebound, bedridden, in an assisted living or nursing home facility)?
  8. Coordination concerns:
    Does the elder have a variety of healthcare providers and need coordination and advocacy for quality care?
  9. Caregiver burnout:
    Is a caregiver struggling with burnout, frustration, guilt or ill health?
  10. Stress of family members:
    Are family members confused or overwhelmed about care options and the care decisions they must make for a spouse or parent?

Contact us now for assistance. (856) 616-2923 in NJ or (215) 546-5800 in PA. We can help you!