You need a senior care expert on your side.
Kate is committed to creating partnerships with caregivers and families to help them navigate senior resources and improve the quality of care their loved ones receive. This drives Kate’s passion to help seniors maintain their independence as much as possible while providing their caregivers with much-needed support.
Experience & Specialty
Kate graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Therapeutic Recreation. She is currently a board Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Kate has devoted her entire career to serving the Senior Population including professional work experience in Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care (all levels), Adult Day Programs, Geriatric Case Management and 1:1 in-home Therapeutic Recreation home care. She was a presenter at the 2016 annual Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Medicare is federal health insurance for individuals over 65 years of age, regardless of income. Medicaid is a state and federal program for individuals that have a minimal monthly income and may financially qualify for coverage on some services.
There are several different types of rehab available, each option should be considered based on the facilities reputation, amenities, cost and staffing. “Short-term rehab” is typically available to individuals who have been hospitalized and are in need of physical or occupational therapy prior to returning to their home.
Long-term care insurance is a policy that was purchased (usually earlier in life) by the senior themselves. Each policy has different coverage but it can cover some of the costs of long-term care, in-home care or memory care. It requires lots of documentation both from the facility providing the care and the senior.
This is often a time of crisis for families. Their loved ones care needs have changed and they don’t have much time to plan. Sometimes the hospital only leaves families a day or two to find alternative placement or care options.
Kate’s Promise to You
I know how important the safety and comfort of your loved ones are to you. That’s why I’m committed to providing the same care and special attention to your family members as if they were my own. Schedule a meeting with me to answer your questions about care planning or get a personalized assessment and care plan for your loved one..