There is an overwhelming need for older adults to take better control of their health and to make educated decisions about their care – including medical, social, housing, and financial considerations. They need to rely on information that is accurate, free from conflicts of interest, consumer-focused, easy to understand, and that encourages them to take necessary action.
Today's eldercare arena is rife with confusion, and consumers don't know the options well enough to differentiate between good care and marketing hype. We strive to simplify access to high-quality, appropriate care and to allow clients to make educated decisions. We use technology and the virtual world to effect real-world change.
This process is unique – it is not an electronic phone book, but instead is a complete process that assesses the clients' needs, analyzes their needs against the care provider offerings, and matches the client with appropriate providers. This ensures that the clients receive information about what they actually need, not only about what they think they need. Most consumers of eldercare information don't fully understand what they need and therefore tend to research along marketing terms, not by what services actually are needed. Our process mitigates this. Finally, we provide "what to expect when you're looking" – a guide to eldercare providers – an education process to teach consumers how to evaluate what they're seeing.
Why would anyone need our service?
Traditionally, most families took care of their own with some informal help from their religious community who delivered meals and provided companionship.
As the American population has remained healthy longer and lived longer, it has developed different needs. Allowing older adults to retain their independence as long as possible combined with the increasing numbers of people who need services has resulted in the development of a myriad of choices – each provided by a different organization and becoming virtually impossible to navigate.
Having such a wide variety of care alternatives is good but makes choosing more difficult. There also are choices within each of the above options regarding geography, cultural/religious appropriateness, social activities, cost, and more.
Also, the American population has become more mobile. Consequently, elderly parents often do not live near their adult children. These children also have become the “sandwich” generation – working outside the home, caring for their own children, and caring for elderly parents. This has created a crisis situation for many families.
Most consumers simply do not have the time or knowledge to navigate the eldercare system without help.
Senior-Sherpa.com! The tailor-made guide to managing healthcare, custodial care, financial, and legal needs for aging adults -- offering customized in-person and online resources available around the clock.
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
11:30am: Reception and Silent Auction
Arthur C. Cox, Jr.
C.G. Enterprises, Inc.
Thomas O. Obisesan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
Howard University Hospital and Howard University College of Medicine
RADM Donald "Mac" Showers, USN (Ret.)
Sunrise Senior Living
Abramson Family Foundation
Edgemoor Investment Advisors
Johnson & Johnson
Jane Ottenberg and Richard Creighton
Julie and Ray Pangelinan
RBC Wealth Management / Judy Ramey
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Anne P. Constant, Ed.D.
Arthur and Elizabeth Cox
Linda and Louis Mazawey
The Kiplinger Family
The Washington Home & Community Hospices
The Washington Monuments Luncheon, a 16-year tradition of the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, honors individuals, companies and organizations making a significant difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
The Washington Monuments Luncheon, hosted by the Chapter's Board of Directors, replaces the Women’s Luncheon held in 2010 and 2011. We celebrate the contributions of the women and corporations honored at that event and consider them a part of the distinguished group of Monuments we have been privileged to honor since 1994. View a list of our previous honorees here. View our Founders Circle here.
Luncheon sponsorships are offered for $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $1,800. Individual ticket prices are $125. Reserve your sponsorship and/or tickets online. For more information or to reserve by phone, contact Jennifer Christiano at 703.766.9014 or Jennifer.Christiano@alz.org.
Please join us for this signature National Capital Area Chapter event!