12 million – The number of Americans over age 65 who live alone, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. And according to the U.S. Census, the rate of childless individuals among boomers is close to 20% with 27%. That means that many of these seniors will lack familial support and advocacy should they need it. Unfortunately, as we age and our mental or physical health may decline, that’s the time when we need support the most. In addition to making critical medical decisions, there is a confusing maze of insurance, healthcare options, estate planning, etc. All these things are confusing for people of any age but especially difficult when you are at a vulnerable point in your life.
Understanding the cost of home healthcare, how or when you can access benefits, and whether a long-term care policy coverage will be enough are common questions that patients struggle to answer, often amidst a medical or care crisis. That’s why FirstLantic Healthcare put together a specialized team of experts to guide patients through the complex maze of health and long-term care, offering help and answers when needed most. Kelly Wilson is FirstLantic’s Director of Senior Solutions and leads the team. Her extensive personal and professional experience – paired with her in-depth knowledge of long-term care, aging services, policies, and programs — has earned her a reputation as a leader in the senior care community.
FirstLantic’s senior solution services include but are not limited to:
- Patient advocacy
- Care and transition coordination, crisis management, LTC planning
- Connect and assist with support, services, and obtaining benefits
- Communicate with physicians, practitioners, and other parties to ensure health, legal, financial, and end of life preparations, wishes, and care are in place
- Educate clients and families about alternative settings for living and care
- In-home care referrals: private duty caregivers, skilled nursing
From hospital stay to rehabilitation and recovery, coordinating discharges, managing care, wellness checks, educating on alternatives for safe housing, and connecting with all available resources, Kelly and her team offer solutions to improve quality of life while maintaining as much independence as possible.
At FirstLantic, we know that the decision-making process around care can be both perplexing and stressful and that you need someone in your corner that genuinely cares and can be objective. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide you and your family through every step of the process, ensuring seamless transitions and providing peace of mind.
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