Month: May 2013

I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #3, Money

We’ve all heard it – “I don’t need any help” or “I don’t want anybody in my home”. Even when everybody involved believes assistance is needed, sometimes it is just simply rejected. Why? We previously covered the reason of “pride” and “independence” and today we’re looking at money. Money Money, or the lack thereof, can be a very real impediment to receiving needed services.  … Read More I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #3, Money

I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #2, Independence

We’ve all heard it – “I don’t need any help” or “I don’t want anybody in my home”. Even when everybody involved believes assistance is needed, sometimes it is just simply rejected. Why? We previously covered the reason of “pride” and today we’re looking at Independence. Independence I’ve told countless families that outside of NASCAR enthusiasts, “taking the keys away” is less about driving … Read More I Don’t Need and I Don’t Want Any Help – Reason #2, Independence

I Don’t Need Any Assistance – Pride

We’ve all heard it – “I don’t need any help” or “I don’t want anybody in my home”. Even when everybody involved believes assistance is needed, sometimes it is just simply rejected. Why? After talking to hundreds of families and assessing a variety of situations, I think there are only a few reasons why someone in need of assistance rejects it – Pride, Loss … Read More I Don’t Need Any Assistance – Pride

Geriatric Care Managers

From time to time, we are asked about Geriatric Care Management.  In most cases, the question is posed by someone out-of-state who is concerned about the wellbeing of a parent. They might express it differently, but the underlying questions typically fall into a few categories.  Is it safe for mom/dad to remain in their home, and if not, can we make it safe?  Or, … Read More Geriatric Care Managers