Aging affects the entire family. At Aging Family Partners we walk with you to provide support, education, and guidance on the journey of aging and illness. This allows us to develop a solution together. It all starts with a 30-minute conversation discussing your observations and concerns. Your peace of mind is one click away. Use the link below to schedule your no cost 30-minute consultation.
When you have an aging parent, your life can feel out of control. There are so many questions. An important first step is to know where to start. Beginning with our first call together, we generously listen to completely understand what is taking place with your loved one, so that we can evaluate the appropriate services available and establish the best solution.
“There are only four kinds of people in the world –
Those who have been caregivers,
Those who are currently caregivers,
Those who will be caregivers, and
Those who will need a caregiver.” – Rosalyn Carter
Signs your loved one may need help:
- Falling more often or taking more effort to walk, stand, and move
- Forgetting information, he/she used to know or find the right words
- Having difficulty managing finances or poor decision making
- Unable to care for his/her home (cleaning, maintenance, hoarding)
- Staying more to himself/herself – isolation
What To Expect When Aging?
Aging is complex and it affects everyone differently. Seniors can experience changes physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, sexually, and socially. Unfortunately, many of these changes come about gradually. It becomes more apparent when his/her abilities hinder safety and independence.
- Increase in blood pressure
- Risks for falling and breaking bones
- Susceptible to bladder and urinary tract infections
- Is more difficult to see close up
- More sensitive to glare
- Lose peripheral vision
- Require more lighting
- Hearing – more difficult to hear in noisy environments
- The aging brain understands and thinks at a slower rate
- Do better focusing on one thing at a time
- Short-term memory declines; long-term memory declines less
- Wisdom and creativity remain constant
- Sense of helplessness
- Selective Memory
- Spirituality is individual and becomes more important with age
- It is not always about religion
- It is about a deep connection to a higher power, force, or belief
- Sexual needs and abilities may change due to age, medication, and illness
- Males and females are both affected
- Despite these changes, there remains a desire to experience touch, sex, and connection
- Seek a smaller social circle, especially to include family
- Desire positive interactions
- When negative outcomes occur with socialization, isolation can occur.
Ms. Fye is an experienced professional with a high degree of integrity and emotional intelligence. Her knowledge of and passion for the industry are clearly evident. Her smile and energy level are contagious. Ms. Fye brings professionalism, dedication, and a passion for her customers.~ Cynthia
Ms. Fye is a leader grounded in her genuine concern, compassion, and dedication to the health, wellness, and quality of life of her customers. I personally experienced her compassionate care in dealing with affected seniors and their families during the difficult time of COVID. I have observed Ms. Fye to be a consummate professional, a caring and genuine leader, and an experienced manager in her field. She will bring energy, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal collaboration, and solid expertise.~ Margaret
Compassionate, insightful, and resourceful. A willing ‘ear;’ who always finds a solution with your best interests at heart.~ Debra
All we can say is we are so glad we found Aging Family Partners. Our mother had to go to a skilled nursing facility, and we had no idea where to start or what to do. Through numerous phone calls and texts Tamara helped us navigate the skilled nursing facility policies and procedures. She helped us to understand what we should expect, and who to contact with our questions and concerns from general care to therapy to medications. Now we feel comfortable that mom is receiving the care she needs in order to come home. We are so thankful for her knowledge and patience – no matter how many times we contacted her with our many questions and concerns.~ The Carolyn C. Family – Apache Junction, AZ
We are here to advocate, support, and guide families of Seniors to allow them to enjoy being a family member, not a caregiver.
Beside You Every Step Of The Way
You will experience kindness and grace with our 1:1 professional service through each step of your journey. There is uncertainty around every corner. It is essential you are cared for and supported through your loved one’s time at home, the hospital, rehabilitation, the nursing facility, and/or hospice care.
Providing Insight And Education
You will become knowledgeable and able to confidently manage the challenges of the aging journey with your loved one. You will use this understanding and wisdom to advocate on his/her behalf, as well as, create and implement a solution. These steps will promote peace of mind for you and balance your responsibilities.
It is important to be aware of your loved one’s wishes, conditions, preferences, and rights. There may be a time your loved one will need you to ask questions, solve problems, speak for, and make decisions on his/her behalf. If seniors do not have an advocate, he/she may not receive the care, compassion, and respect needed to live a quality life, which can lead to depression, anxiety, lack of interest, medical complications, and potentially early death.
Connecting You To Professional and Community Resources
I am your “boots on the ground partner” who will connect you directly with professionals and service providers available to care for your loved one, allowing you to concentrate on other responsibilities. These professionals will be briefed on your loved one’s needs and ready for discussions with you. You will be able to make informed decisions which will be best suited for your family.
Keeping Your Loved One Safe
You will be introduced to the obstacles and unsafe situations which place your loved one at risk for falls and injuries. Being aware of the potential dangers will allow you to prevent and/or minimize injuries to your loved one when he/she is inside the home, outside the home, and in the community.
Deciding Between Senior Living Facility Or Staying Home
From our discussions you will recognize and understand what is occurring with your loved one, what specific help is needed, and who provides those services. We will discuss the pros and cons of your loved one remaining at home with help verses in a senior living facility with care. Having this comprehensive understanding, you be able to make the best decision with your loved one.
Reviewing Financial Resources
A crucial component of your loved one’s care is understanding the resources which pay for help and assistance. We will review the different financial resources available to your loved one.
Dedicated And Trusted Partnership
You will have comfort in knowing I represent only you and your family. My services are paid by you, my client(s). There is no endorsement by a third party. Therefore, professional relationships and solutions are based on your preference for what is best for your family. I am grateful to be your trusted partner.