Sunday, July 22, 2012

What Does A Placement Agency Do?

A placement agency helps family members find an assisted living facility that can provide the required level of care at a rate that the senior can afford.  Specifically, an elder care placement agent should personally meet with you to evaluate the senior seeking placement.  This is very important since the placement agent is looking for things like severity of dementia, physical limitations, aggressive behaviors, etc. that the administrator of an assisted living facility will look for during the assessment that they will perform before admitting a resident.  This personal meeting and evaluation helps the placement agent refer you to assisted living facilities that can provide the level of care that your loved one requires.  Also, the placement agent will learn more about your budget and what you're looking for in an assisted living facility.  After this personal meeting the placement agent will call assisted living facilities that they have already evaluated and believe will be a good match for your loved one to inquire about room availability and to confirm the rate that the placement agent has on file.  After making these inquiries the placement agent will provide you with a short list of assisted living facilities that meet your criteria.  You can call these facilities and schedule tours, and if you like the placement agent can accompany you.  Once you've toured as many assisted living facilities as you care to, you and your loved one can select one.  Lastly, the placement agent will help guide you through the admission process.

The best part is that there is no charge to you for all of this work.  The placement agent is paid a referral fee by the care home that you select.  

Accessible Elder Care is a Santa Rosa placement agency.  Call us at (707) 237-2750 to get help today!

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