You can count on me to identify challenges and offer viable solutions.
Because I have a wide range of personal and professional contacts in all areas of Monterey County I can readily connect you and your family to experts in every area of your care needs. I save clients and their families’ time. Time is money and energy.
I will present options appropriate for the budget available. I specialize in combining free services and fee-for-service opportunities.
Your family can rest at night and focus at work because I help create options that provide a safe and secure environment for your elder.
I am a sole practitioner…you will receive consistent high quality services from me because I know your situation.
Most of my clients begin with my basic interview assessment that includes:
A face to face appointment with any of your family who wants to meet with me….sometimes that is just the family support, other times the elder also attends. In most cases, I prefer to have everyone….it begins an important conversation.
Following the initial appointment, most clients benefit from having a comprehensive written plan that includes:
I usually recommend a follow-up appointment, 2 weeks after the initial appointment, to review the plan and present a strategy for the next action step.
This model of services is especially useful for clients and families who identify themselves as moderately stressed with the realities of caregiving support or who have multiple changing issues with memory loss, falls, poor nutrition or managing finances or legal concerns.
Shirley Kiatta came to our rescue during a year of upheaval that involved both my mother and my mother-in-law. Each time she has given us advice or a referral it has been exactly what was needed, whether for making decisions about assisted living, dealing with Medicare reimbursement for skilled nursing, finding a reputable caregiver in Southern California, or locating an eldercare-savvy financial advisor. In fact, if we had followed her advice the first time we heard it, we would have found my mother-in-law the right living situation immediately, instead of after painful and costly trial and error. Shirley has been generous both with her time and expertise, and it has been a great comfort to have her on our team.
Thanks again, Shirley, for everything you've done.