Dignified Living NC

Caring for the Elderly.

How Can Dignified Living Help You?

We specialize in aiding families who are caring for older adults to insure the maximum functional potential is reached on a daily basis. As an experienced guide, educator and resource for families of older adults, especially those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson or exhibiting symptoms of dementia, Certified Geriatric Care Managers (CGCMs) can develop a plan for a better quality of life.

My knowledge of our local resources help find solutions that without a CGCM are challenging and time consuming. I am a member of the Aging Life Care Association with a commitment to adhering to the ALCA Code of ethics and Standards of Practice.

When families seek help from a Certified Geriatric Care Manager, it is often during a time of turmoil, transition or crisis. A Certified Geriatric Care Manager acts as an advocate for older adults during these difficult times. We help identify areas of concern, coordinate appropriate services and can help extend a senior’s ability to age in place. A CGCM can help piece together the ‘puzzle’ of navigating longevity by simplifying the complex process of aging. Planning ahead with the aid of a CGCM provides countless options for  seniors and their families, while avoiding the possible crises in the lives of a frail elder.

Services:

  • Client Advocacy
  • Personalized care plan, focusing on the individual’s wants and needs
  • Continuity of care management- communications are coordinated between family members, doctors and other professionals and service providers
  • Cost containment- care management prevents unnecessary hospitalization, inappropriate placement and screens services providers
  • Provide emotional support for family and client
  • Long distance Caregiver Coordination for families not living near their loved one
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Reporting
  • Placement  from Hospital to home or Assisted Living
  • Crisis intervention- care is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Activity Engagement
  • Respite Care when you need to go away, a GCM can step in and support your loved one just as you would until you return

Testimonials

” Thank you very much from all of us for your exceptional kindness and attention. This last chapter would have been impossible without your help and support.”

– Peter, Monica, Anita, and Christina (Chapel Hill)

 

“I wanted to thank you for how you have been such a big help in just a short time.  I realized today that I had given up hope a long time ago that anyone would be able to alleviate any of the strain our family as has been under as we watch our parents go downhill.  We have gone through many agencies and countless caregivers, and most of them have been disappointments.  I had gotten to the point where I was willing to settle for “good enough” because I thought that was the best we could expect.  I am happy, but surprised to admit that you have restored my faith and I have been so impressed by the lengths you are willing to go for to help my parents.   Thank you so much.”

    – Ellen (Chapel Hill)

 

“I highly recommend Ellen Beechhold as a case manager. She possesses the competence, understanding and warmth needed for the intimate care of a frail loved one. She knows what questions to ask the staff or physician and how to gain their acceptance and support for patient care. You can observe the impact Ellen has on people by the smiles and laughs that follow her wherever she goes. My family was lucky to have her involved in my father’s care.”

     – Amanda (Chapel Hill)

 

“Alzheimer’s of North Carolina recommended Ellen to help care for my mother when I needed respite care to travel for a week on a personal matter. Ellen came to meet us and found a competent in-home care service to stay with mom, who is pretty far along in her dementia. Ellen stopped by every other day and kept me informed of how mom was doing. It was a relief to have someone there with my mother who I could trust. Thank you everyone who was involved with her care.”

     – John (Raleigh)

 

“I want to thank you for all your help and kindness. We can be very difficult (collectively) when mom is crying and we all get hyper focused trying to resolve the problem. It was so nice to have you to answer our questions and concerns since we really didn’t want to have to face this type of decision. It’s an awful situation for anyone, but to know that there are folks like you that help families get through all the muck, has been a real life saver to us. Thank you for all your support and professionalism.”

       – Laurie (Durham)