During the course of our work in eldercare in West Michigan, Sean Cox Law has been fortunate to work with Elizabeth Harrell in the Grand Rapids branch of ‘A Place for Mom,’ which is a national organization dedicated to providing a free eldercare referral service. Eldercare Advisors like Elizabeth provide personal, professional assistance finding care options in Grand Rapids and surrounding areas that match your loved one’s needs and budget, including Alzheimers, Assisted Living, Home Care and Nursing Homes. To contact Elizabeth, please call 1-616-485-3365. For more information about the work of APFM, download this APFM_Fact_Sheet.
Of additional interest to families coping with elder care challenges is an online discussion board hosted by ‘A Place for Mom Families.’ Here’s an excerpt about the community, with links to join.
With the busy schedules we tend to keep, it’s common to connect with others via the Internet, whether by email, a blog or in an online community. Since we are naturally social beings, it is satisfying to contribute to a discussion and receive direct responses from others. And, with an online community you can interact with others from the comfort of your home!
One such online community is A Place for Mom’s Family. The site was created to give families and caregivers an online space to connect, share and learn from each other. When you visit the site you’ll find several forums that were created to spark conversation. These forums or topics so to speak are jumping points for community members to begin communicating with each other.
Thousands families converge on such issues as strategies to simplify moving mom and dad, ways to finance elder care, coping with guilt, everyday care giving challenges and caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. Families talk about music therapy, senior driving safety, benefits for Veterans, wandering, support groups and more. Families are connecting with each other, sharing their experiences and finding support.
You can join the conversation too! It is simple and free to join. Click here to join A Place for Mom’s Family. Once you are a member you can post a story, ask a question or just browse what other folks are writing.