Why is it so difficult to get comprehensive advice about effective aging strategies to better protect yourself and your loved ones? In many cases, because the answers do not live within only one specialized knowledge base. In dealing with the care of aging parents or other loved ones, there are three realms of concern at play, which operate in interlocking circles: Health; Finance and Legal.
Each of the three circles represents one of the emerging needs of older Americans best addressed by elder-centric professionals. We suggest that professionals within the health care, financial and legal worlds work together to provide a seamless and proactive approach to managing age-related concerns, such as chronic illness and related hardships. As professionals, we can still respect the attorney-client privilege, guard personal health information, and help maintain an elder's dignity and independence.
We are living longer and coping with age-related obstacles that our parents did not face. Therefore, we believe it's necessary to develop a collaborative process across professional boundaries for all clients' benefit.
We work with holistic-oriented professionals who understand the need to share vital information in order to provide a better quality of life for aging clients and patients. With your informed consent, we believe in partnering with professionals who share our client-focused views and we seek out those partnerships.
In our next blog, we'll introduce a new approach to health care and an elder-centric health care provider who shares the beliefs that a comprehensive approach to caring or older clients and patients provides a more holistic approach to life care planning. We think this cooperative approach to planning is a step in the right direction for today's (and tomorrow's) older adults.