According to a 2016 study, 22% of adults are expected to become Solo Seniors™
A Solo Senior™ is an older adult who finds themself approaching their senior years without a family member to serve as a caregiver and healthcare advocate. These seniors may be single, child-free, or simply have no close family relationships for a variety of reasons. It is also a common situation among members of the LGBTQIA community.
Because of these circumstances, Solo Seniors™ need a different kind of guidance when it comes to making care decisions. Having a care manager through the Solo Senior™ Program enables someone without the “typical” family support system to tap into a team of professionals with diverse skill sets who can help them in nearly any situation.
The Solo Senior™ Program includes the following:
- Initial assessment and care plan
- A care manager can serve as Healthcare Power of Attorney
- 2 in-person visits and 2 phone calls per year with a social worker, nurse, or counselor
In-person visits and phone calls can cover a variety of topics, including: reviewing health information/status, medication review, discussing care goals and budgets, reviewing advanced care directive documents, emergency planning, insurance enrollment reminders, and any other questions that the client has about aging-related issues.
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- Year 1: $600 enrollment fee (includes initial intake and quarterly check-ins)
- Year 2 and beyond: $250 annual fee to have a care manager as an emergency contact and/or Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Any additional time for services needed will be billed at an hourly rate
Questions? E-mail us or call 704-945-7170
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