Senior Care Services In Greater Hartford, CT
Senior Care Solutions For Your Loved Ones
Sheri Morris at SLM Senior Options and Connections has over 35 years of experience in providing a complete range of services for seniors in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area.
When Do I Need A Geriatric Social Worker?
Warning signs are when you observe that a loved starts to appear disoriented, forgets important information, looses weight and begins to keep poor hygiene. When your family and adult children live far away, out of state or you are just overwhelmed with you responsibilities you can get help.
STEP I - GETTING THE STORY: ASSESSMENT
A careful and comprehensive psychosocial assessment and evaluation is conducted to get a sense of the total picture. How is the client managing physically, emotionally and socially?
Our comprehensive assessment includes:
- Review Activities Of Daily Living
- Safety At Home
- Understanding Of Family & Community Support
- Understanding Of Insurance Benefits
- Understanding Of State And Federal Resources
STEP 2 - PLANNING
A thorough individualized written plan will be developed which includes information about physical, psychosocial, emotional and in-home environmental safety needs.
STEP 3 - MONITORING & INTERVENTION
Follow-through is key to effective and successful plans. At this stage, attention will focus on:
- Home Visits
- Crisis Intervention
- Monitoring Care When The Client Has Transitioned To:
- Assisted Living
- Independent Living
- Rehabilitation Center
- Long Term/Convalescent
HOW SLM SENIOR OPTION & CONNECTIONS CAN HELP
TRANSITIONAL PLANNING, HOUSING & RELOCATION
Every effort is made to help seniors remains safely and comfortably in one's own home; however if a change is needed, we can guide you through the process of selecting the right Assisted or Independent Living, Long Term residences etc. After guiding you through the process, our team is ready to help you organize your move and transition to a new home.
HEALTH CARE ADVOCATE
If necessary, we will meet and attend a client physician appointment. We take written notes for the client and family. If hospitalized, we will help navigate the health care system including discharge planning or home care, while keeping the family and loved ones and client informed.
ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES
Sheri Morris MSW, ACSW, LCSW, an experienced Geriatric Social Worker can help with locating, screening and implementing senior care services, navigating the Medicare/ Medicaid system, state and local service eligibility, household management, bill payment, advance healthcare directives, eldercare attorney resources, etc. for living in-place at home.