There are many factors that distinguish Kendal at Home from any other continuing care retirement community or long term care option. The most obvious, of course, is that Kendal at Home is not a place; rather, it offers continuing care without walls. Another major and highly regarded difference is Kendal at Home’s Life Plan Coordinators.
Today’s post explains the role of Kendal at Home Life Plan Coordinators, what they do, and why maturing boomers should create a long-term health plan now while they are healthy and active.
What is a Life Plan Coordinator?
When you join Kendal at Home, you immediately receive the support of a personal life plan coordinator. Your life plan is your ally in your long-term life plan. He or she will work with you and your physician to customize preventive and wellness programs to keep you healthy so that you remain comfortably in your home.
These programs are based on your current lifestyle, and while life plan coordinators may recommend or make a suggestion they deem as helpful, they will never infringe upon your final decision. Life plan coordinators diligently work to build long-lasting relationships with members, always keeping their best interests in mind.
What Does a Life Plan coordinator Do?
A life plan coordinator’s job is to bring Kendal at Home’s care services directly to you. For example, if you’ve undergone surgery or are sick with the flu and have no one to care for you, your life plan coordinator will work with your doctors to ensure you receive the specialized care you need. Do you need to undergo a medical procedure, but want to explore all of your options first? Kendal at Home life plan coordinators will provide you with the tools you need to make an informed and sound decision.
Life Plan Coordinators are your personal health advocates. They will make sure your voice and concerns are not dismissed.
Plan Now, Not Later
Are you in good health? No major aches, pains or debilitating health problems? Now, not later, is the time to get your health affairs in order. Why? The last thing you want in the middle of an unexpected health crisis is to have to round up medical care and necessary services and cut through the baffling red tape of private business and government bureaucracies as well as deal with getting well.
Good health is not indefinite. In the event that you lapse into poor health, you’ll want a plan of action already in place. Kendal at Home Member Sally learned just how important being proactive can be in averting a health crisis. Prior to her surgery, Sally assumed she could manage her post-surgery recovery on her own. Her life plan coordinator advised her to accept in-home assistance just in case. Unforeseen post-surgical complications arose and that advice came in handy. “None of us know the future. None of us know what is going to happen. Nobody knows what needs they are going to have,” Sally says. “I don’t know what I would have done without Kendal at Home.”
Want to meet our life plan coordinators? Download the free guide “Meet the Team…life plan coordinators” today!