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You have questions. We have the answers.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to determine care options for your loved one. We have over 65 years of combined experience as trained Social Workers and Registered Nurses, working as Comprehensive Care Managers. We offer you insights and answers to some of your most pressing questions regarding your loved ones in Rhode Island.

When should we start planning for the future – even though everyone is in good health now?

Having conversations about the future when everyone is healthy and calm is the ideal time and will alleviate stress in the future. Don’t wait until there is a crisis. Having a plan in place lets everyone become involved in the decision-making process and allows individuals to make their preferences known.

I’m trying to figure out my next step but feel completely overwhelmed with all the care options. Where do I even begin?

Decisions on whether to remain at home, consider an assisted living community or employ a caregiver can all feel like impossible tasks. We will help relieve your stress and research the best possible options for your loved one.

What organizations do you work with?

We have built trusting relationships with providers in home care, residential and day communities, medical practioners, attorneys, financial planners and more. 

What types of care plans are available? How do I know all of my or my loved one’s needs will be met?

Senior Care Concepts will personalize care plans to meet your specific needs. A care plan could include coordination of medical appointments and follow up, our assistance with monthly bill paying or locating contractors for home modification. Because we provide ongoing oversight, we know if the care plan is working. We continually modify the plan as needs arise; both short and long term planning or in crisis mode if necessary. 

I’m not sure how to bring up an assisted living facility to my aging parents, spouse or partner. How can I approach this sensitive subject?

Senior Care Concepts counsels families facing hard decisions by maintaining objectivity. We lead family discussions about emotional subjects and provide information to help you make the best decisions for your family. We listen to the family’s decisions and identify the needs and navigate you through the process of decision making.  

What Is A Geriatric Care Manager?

The Geriatric Care Manager is focused on maintaining the well being, independence and dignity of elders and individuals with special needs. All care managers have advanced training, education, and experience in gerontology, social work, nursing and/or counseling. The GCM assists older adults and persons with disabilities in attaining their maximum functional potential. We are an experienced guide and resource for families of older adults and others with chronic needs, including helping those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or exhibiting symptoms of cognitive impairment.