What is the Circle of Support
Gina and I have learned that taking care of parents involves more than just focusing on home care and/or personal health. Caring for loved ones at home by themselves can require the help of a number of service providers that are experts in their fields.
Here’s a real life example from our experience caring for our parents remotely. First, there was a leak in the roof that needed immediate repair. Who should we call? Then Mom and Dad needed help making payments on bills and penalties on overdue payments.
Then, just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, we get a call from my brother. Turns out Mom was hurt in a fall she didn’t tell me about because she didn’t want me to feel bad because I am doing so much already.
We knew the house could use a major reorganization and a good safety check but we didn’t have time to get around to discussing it with Mom nor did we know anybody that could help.
Our challenge was that we have full-time jobs and live far away from Mom and there’s no immediate family nearby to help. What do we do? Who could we turn to for advice and help?
It Takes a Village—The Circle of Support
There are great people and companies that can help. Your loved ones are at the center of the circle of support. It’s about creating an excellent support network of resources that provide a critical component in the total care solution for seniors.
The Aware Senior Care Circle of Support (below) gathers community resources that are there to help in their particular area of expertise:
Meet our Circle
NAVIGATE NC offers professional advocacy and care management services for seniors and their families. Advocates serve as your 'Professional Relative', local eyes and ears who can step in when you cannot be there. We work in direct service to individuals and their family, not the hospital, not the insurance company. You.
As a certified Geriatric Care Manager my mission is to help clients:
- Create a safe environment whether at home or in a community with solution to meet short and long term goals.
- Identify and manage available services, supports and care solutions.
- Be an Advocates for the family who has limited time or expertise in managing their loved one’s daily needs.
Free referral/placement service for seniors who want to fully and quickly determine their best options for assisted living.
Home Health and Hospice:
Transitions LifeCare provides a comprehensive circle of expert care and support. What's more, Transitions LifeCare offers education as well as emotional and spiritual support for the patient's entire family. Our services are tailored to meet the exact needs, wishes and goals of each patient and family member.
As America’s home health and hospice leader, the Gentiva family of companies has been bringing great healthcare home for four decades. Our care is defined by our clinical expertise and the compassion we deliver to 80,000 patients a day – one patient at a time.
Adult Day Care, Meal Prep, Transportation and Pharmacy Delivery
Home Renovations, Organization, Moving & Relocation Technology, Estate Sales
Your Next Move is a highly qualified team of senior relocation specialists providing individualized attention and care for families and individuals moving from their home into senior housing. We conduct a detailed needs assessment with the family to determine best housing options and provide details on the available senior communities that would be the best fit. We also have a team of Realtors who specialize in working with seniors and we are your project manager through every step of the home sale from working with contractors and movers, to staging your home and planning estate sales, to ensure a smooth, respectful and successful transition.
Blue Moon Estate Sales was originally founded in Raleigh North Carolina in 2009. With multiple locations serving every major city in North Carolina, our specialists are committed to consistently meeting our customer’s needs. Blue Moon provides residential, commercial, and moving liquidation services with your preferences and needs in mind. With our dedication to high standards and excellence of service, we ensure our clients are always satisfied. We help hundreds of families a year, let us help yours.
Phone: (844) 425-8387
8300 Health Park
Raleigh, NC, 27615
“At Hayes Barton Pharmacy, our primary concern is our patient’s health. Through education and personal care, we have proudly served our community for more than 75 years. We understand how important medications are to maintaining independence and how incredibly difficult that can become. Our programs today are designed to make managing your medications much easier. Our synchronization program allows patients to receive all of their medications once per month. We also offer medication packaging for those who need help organizing their own medications. These products and others are complimented by our FREE delivery with the goal of keeping you healthy and independent.”
Hayes Barton Pharmacy
Brent Talley, Pharmacy Manager
2000 Fairview Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27608
Financial Planning, Bill Pay and Estate Sales:
Estate Planning and Elder Law, Financial and Veterans Assistance:
At Carolina Family Estate Planning, we understand that creating an estate plan is not the easiest topic to discuss. Perhaps the discussion started after a major life change, like a birth in the family or a loved one's move to a nursing home. Regardless of the reason, rest assured that our firm is dedicated to providing members of the communities of North Carolina with extensive resources to help you make the best decision for you and your family.
201 Commonwealth Ct. #100
Cary, NC 27511
Specializing in Elder Law, Estate Planning Law, Legal Documents, and Medicaid/Veteran Affair Planning.
5540 Centerview Drive
Raleigh, NC, 27606
F. Stephen Glass
Enrichment, Education, Insurance, and Wellness:
We have a passion for telling stories, your story, every story. We are award-winning media, broadcasting, and corporate communications professionals, journalists and producers trained to make the interview process easy and comfortable, uncover the best stories, and present them in an engaging way. We have devoted our careers to helping people tell their stories. We understand and appreciate the importance of preserving family, business and other legacies. We’re fun to work with, love what we do, and always make sure you do too!
Fourie Group is a full service insurance agency specializing in health insurance for all ages as well as supplemental plans such as life, hospital indemnity, long term care and Medicare Supplements.
Cary Senior Center, located within Fred G. Bond Metro Park, provides opportunities for ages 55+ to Create Active Retirement Years! You will enjoy a variety of fitness classes, recreation activities, arts, information & referral, volunteer opportunities, clubs and many other events. The center is available for you to rent for your private event. It's within walking distance of Bond Park Community Center and your link to many greenways throughout the park and town.
Dr. Joe Rattien, DPT
He has advanced training in treating both the spine and pelvis using using various techniques which included, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue work and spine mobilization. Dr. Joe also treats a wide variety of balance patients including patients with Benign Vertigo (BPPV) which he can terminate their symptoms immediately usually with 1 treatment!
Dr. Joe lived in Spain and is fluent in Spanish.
His hobbies include spending time with his wife and 2 girls, traveling, and entertaining his cats.
Physical Therapy 2 You, LLC prides itself in delivering quality, consistent and competent skilled therapy to patients throughout the RTP area. We always provide 1 on 1 care! You do NOT have to be home-bound to be seen.