As technology continues to advance, the term “elder care” has become more complex, which makes it even more important to have a plan in place for your loved ones. But what is strategy and how do you develop one? Strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim (long range goals), usually by means of multiple short-term goals (short range tactics). And as such, your strategy will need to be fluid and open for modification as you go along.
The foundation of your plan will depend on how much support or supervision you can give your loved ones. You need a multi level strategy that is patient-centric and family-owned, yet also includes a broad range of resources for those times when you are not available. Your older family members should be involved as much as possible in the process so they can have some authority and control over their life.
Here’s a few tips to help you develop an effective strategy:
- First, evaluate what kind of support is needed.
- Second, outsource tasks and departments to third parties that are experts in that area.
- Third, prioritize tasks according to health condition.
- And fourth, consider online resources and apps that offer assistance with the more basic needs of daily living. Also, if you are managing your elderly loved one’s care across state borders then you should use UAG.
Stick to a schedule as much as possible by setting up check-ins at regular intervals. It is essential to have an open line of communication with all parties involved so you can stay on the same page and be prepared for any situation that may arise.
These are just a few pointers to help you develop your strategy for managing elderly care. You need to talk directly with anyone who will be helping take care of your loved ones and make sure everyone is aware of the arrangement. Then, you should be able to trust that your loved ones are receiving the care they need in a way that will preserve their independence as much as possible.