We form a connection to the landscapes we live in. We build homes and raise children, we go to the markets, walk the beaches, sail on The Sound. Naturally, we want those landscapes to remain a vital part of our lives. Part of the fear of aging is that we will have to leave those landscapes and homes as we need assistance in our activities of daily living. At Sound Options, aging in place in Seattle, Washington is possible with our customized options in Seattle senior care. In 1937, the Pike Place Market’s iconic neon sign was installed. Just 52 years later, in 1989, Sound Options began helping families cope with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. From generation to generation, we too have lit the way to the best local options.
Local Options in Dementia Care
Dementia demands our creativity. At Sound Options, we believe that those with dementia need professional caregivers in the home that are knowledgable in care, adaptive to changing needs, and skilled in addressing difficult behaviors with tact and compassion. Individuals with dementia are 4-5 times more likely to experience falls than older people without the disease, according to the National Council on Aging. Maintaining safety and quality of life are of the highest priority. Sound Options makes aging in place in Seattle a safe memory care option.
A Guide | Geriatric Care Management
As RNs and MSWs, our team of Geriatric Care Managers help families plan for the future; adapt to the changes in their loved ones; and navigate the financial, physical, and emotional challenges of the disease. In a complex care situation, we understand that simple is beautiful.
Care Managers Simplify:
Doctor Visits: by making appointments, arranging transportation and providing a medical ear to capture information during the visits
Hospital Transitions: by managing crises, advocating for the aging adult, preparing the home for return, acting as a liaison between multiple doctors and therapists, and managing new medications, services, or care needed within the home
Paperwork: by assisting with Medicare applications, and long-term care insurance.
Important Decisions: by providing quality options with customized recommendations for care and housing
Disease Management: by educating family members and providing on-going oversight
Medications: by managing the changing dosages and regimen, and prepare pill boxes for the aging adult or caregivers
Home Safety: by evaluating the home and making recommendations to decrease the risk of falls or injury and maximize independence
Family Dynamics: by acting as a neutral third party and mediator during family meetings and difficult conversations
End-of-Life Planning: by guiding conversations about value, healthcare wishes, Powers of Attorney, etc.
At Sound Options, we seek to be a continual resources to our clients, colleagues, and community. We have a dedicated section of our blog just for free Dementia & Alzheimer’s resources from understanding the disease, to tips for family caregivers. Visit the SoundLife Blog.
“I wanted to tell you how grateful Sam and I were for your loving care during his fight with cancer and Parkinson’s dementia. It was so comforting to have you here. Sam and I have been married 53 years and I wouldn’t trade a moment in time with him.” - Wife of Client
Give us a call today to start getting expertise and care for the journey ahead. 800.628.7649