4 Reasons Geriatric Care Managers Team with Stacys Helping Hand, Inc

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First of all, the team at Stacys Helping Hand, Inc appreciates and wants to thank Geriatric Care Managers for what they do. We’ve found that this profession is a calling for them because they care. Previously, they may have even been a nurse or case manager at a hospital. As they honed their skills and preferences, they realized many seniors need more hands-on guidance. We have a lot in common. Most Geriatric Care Managers have been placing clients for years on their own. Because of this, they hesitate to call us to help assess their client’s needs and determine which is the best care and housing option. But, it is time intensive and sometimes, a family just needs more one-on-one assistance. Here are four reasons, we hope to work in tandem with more case managers:

1. Care Managers simply don’t have time to tour and stay current on over 350 facilities

Often, care managers rely on their few trusted facilities for help. When a case comes along that is the exception, and those tried-and-true facilities aren’t adequate for a client’s needs is when Geriatric Care Managers reach out to us. Stacys Helping Hand, Inc has a reputation for thinking out of the box. Behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and mental health as well as MS are specialties of ours. We know what facilities will be able to handle your client.

2. Care Managers value our Background and Experience

Stacy Gunnerson, who founded Stacys Helping Hand, Inc, was the Regional Manager for three Alzheimers/Dementia Care facilities and two Mental Health Assisted Living facilities in the Denver area for over 8 years. Pam Silverberg, the current owner, worked with Stacy for two years until she moved. To maintain the facility perspective and same level of expertise, she brought Joe Bradshaw on as a business partner. He has been an RN for over 15 years and has owned a small residential assisted living Denver option since 2006.

Because we follow up with families and facilities for more than 3 months we know what level of care facilities can offer and hold them to their promises. Senior care facilities are near and dear to us. You know what your clients need for their overall well-being, but we can help you find the best fit for seniors and their families.

3. Unique and Tough Cases Are Our Strength

If you feel pressured to make a split-second assisted living decision, you are uncertain of facilities’ availability, or you have a particularly difficult case, we’d appreciate the opportunity to be your assisted living resource.

To assist seniors in need, we charge a reasonable, flat fee and act as interim case managers. Staying on top of all of the facilities in the Denver area is truly more than a full time job. We’ve dedicated decades of our senior care experience to knowing and understanding what the Assisted Living Facilities in Denver CO Metro area can offer. We know what questions to ask, and we know how to follow up. Our experience within the facilities ensures a good fit.

4. The extra mile

What makes us unique compared to other locally owned placement services is that we combine our extensive nursing, mental health, and facility ownership expertise to assess our clients. We assess their needs in person, and look at all of the available options, not just the ones who pay brokerage fees. We hold our family’s hands through the touring and decision process. And since we know that it typically takes 45-60 days for a senior to transition, we follow up with families at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after their loved one moves to make sure everything has worked out as expected. Our fee covers the client for a year, if their needs change or it isn’t a good fit.

With Stacys Helping Hand Inc as your resource, transitioning your clients to the best place possible will be less overwhelming and stressful. We aid Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson County’s Adult Protection Teams in finding facilities. And, we are proud members of the Colorado Guardianship Association and Certified Senior Advisors. Let us help you help your clients.