ELDER CARE & ACTIVITIES CONSULTING AND SERVICES
We offer a solid foundation of eldercare and social work expertise to help you navigate and plan for life's often complex or challenging situations of aging, transitions and changing needs.Thinking outside of the box, we can offer creative approaches to meeting your personal goals and needs.
Whether you are an individual who would like support in finding and coordinating the best options for your parents, spouse and loved ones or a professional guardian or care partner who would like care management assistance with resources, wellness checks/social work visits with clinical notes, or life enrichment activities for your client, we can assist you.
These services are coordinated by Ellen Liu Kellor, MSW who has a solid track record as a medical social worker and passion for working with families, elders and people with disabilities. Ellen and her associates are familiar with long term care options, supporting transitions in care, home health, hospice, Alzheimer's & dementia care, hospital discharge planning, durable medical equipment, accessing available programs, benefits and more. Age-Well is prepared to offer support and advocacy based upon your individual situation and goals. Together, we will develop a care plan and link you to appropriate resources and services.We are available on an hourly, situational basis or for ongoing care coordination and management. Our rates are generally billed by the hour.
We enhance the quality of life of the people we work with by providing individually tailored activities that promote well-being through personal enjoyment and socialization with proven health benefits. Our model honors the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical needs of each participant. We provide customized one-to-one and group activities with a qualified facilitator and excel in working with those with special needs due to a disability, dementia or homebound situation.
The Art of Aging™ enrichment programs take a holistic approach to engaging in life and maximizing the experience for each of our participants. Based upon individual interests, we may utilize elements of art, music, nature, movement and social interaction. We believe these are key aspects of life that many are often deprived of as they age and may be limited by disability. Research now tells us that this type of activity can help maximize well-being, minimize depression, and optimize healthy brain function. Beyond this, we simply want to help people enjoy life and have fun at any age or stage of life.
Activities can be brought to you on-site at private or group residences via The Activity Mobile™ or we can help plan a community outing designed to meet our clients' specific needs, abilities and preferences. All of our activities are delivered by a qualified professional and coordinated by a social worker for a meaningful and enjoyable experience. Activities are billed by the hour with special packages also available.
We offer customized, creative, personal history services that help to record your individual or family legacy and make it a part of history to be remembered. The process of completing a personal legacy project can be an extremely rewarding experience for all of those involved, connecting families and finding peace as one reaches later years or approaches end of life. Projects and remembrances can also be completed following the loss of loved ones, to honor and celebrate their lives.
There are many proven health and wellness benefits for elders who want to reminisce and reflect upon their life achievements, triumphs and challenges and to examine the meaning behind their many years of life. Older adults may find satisfaction, a renewed sense of purpose and joy in this process. Those facing a chronic or terminal illness often find empowerment and peace with the ability to record and pass on their wisdom, values, life lessons and stories which will live on. People with progressive memory loss due to Alzheimers and dementia can also find a valuable tool in creating a "Memory Book" to reflect upon with family and caregivers.
Legacy projects can be shared in many formats including written, recorded, video and multimedia. All of our projects are designed to be personal and individualized based upon your ideas, preferences and needs. A project can be designed as a one-time activity, or a more in-depth process of interview, recording and documentation. This process can be creatively tailored for people of all abilities and various budgets.
Age-Well's founder, Ellen Liu Kellor, MSW is available as a professional speaker, educator and consultant regarding an array of aging, diversity, healthcare & social work issues.Businesses, educational institutions and family members can benefit from these services.
Who Benefits from Our Services?
•A person who is homebound or may be limited by disability but would like to engage more in the activities of life, at home or in the community.
•Family members or caregivers who need extra support and would like some resources for a relative or resident.
•Those facing a transition in care, such as hospital discharge or move to a new living/care environment.
•Someone wishing to age-in-place and remain at home for as long as possible, despite changing health status and care needs.
•Care providers who would like to access some additional services for their clients' well-being, such as a customized group activities program for an adult family home or one-to-one activities for a resident needing more support.
•Guardians and Elder law Attorneys who would appreciate an additional professional working on their clients' behalf and maximizing time spent.
•Older adults or those facing terminal illness who have a desire to tell their personal stories and share their legacies.
•Someone needing special accomodations for community outings or appointments.
•A person with a life-limiting illness who needs extra support and attention to quality of life or has a wish to fulfill requiring specialized support and coordination.
•Businesses seeking to create a more elder friendly environment, service or product.
The above are just a few examples of who we partner with at Age-Well LLC.
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