We all want to age in place, but what to do when aging in place is no longer the safest option? Do you know what actions to take to help your loved one?   

 

Is health or memory declining? What if there is a medical event? Are you prepared Is all your documentation in order?? Loved ones needing more help .. Do you know what legal paperwork should be in order for you to protect your loved one? Do you know what is needed before placing someone in care facility? We offer evaluation of current situation,  make comprehensive plan and strategic step to prepare for transition.  Smart planning and assistance before a crisis arrives..., Protecting your loved one as they cared for and protected you.  . not sure what to do... not knowing where to start?  Get guidance and help or Advice from Mariam Zinn, has  been helping families like your for over 20 years.  Consultation with someone who specializes in eldercare.

        Mariam  & Granddaughter Lillian
altMariam can help with Communications with older adults and Adult children, understanding of family process, patient advocacy,  communications coach, client relations, aging, coordinating professionals and community resources, senior housing .

Who is Mariam Zinn?  Mariam Has been working with Seniors since 1986, started as a nursing assistant in a convalescent center as a high school student, from there Mariam Has had the opportunity to expand her education and training thru UW Nursing continuing education, Everett Community College: MA and  Emergency Medicine Program. Additionally she has obtained certifications thru  Washington State DSHS.   Currently  she’s a direct care provider, she owns P.A.T.H.S. Adult Family Home & Respite,  is a licensed and Registered Residential care provider,  MA, NAC, Certified in Geriatrics, Residential administration, Dementia & Diabetes,  Mariam is a former Registered Counsellor and Emergency Medical Technician, has volunteered at the American Red Cross, has clinical experience in family practice, infectious  disease and Geriatrics.
 

Evaluation and planning a step by step approach.

First we can meet in person or can arrange a telephone conference, we will go over the current living situation, concerns and do an overall Evaluation of your loved ones specific needs pertaining to:

  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Spiritual
  • Emotional Support

 

Medical:  assess the current situation, make recommendations to help support loved one, make referrals to Physicians who participates with your current medical insurance    Primary physician – Internal Medicine- Geriatric practitioners, geriatric  psychologist  and more  Tips on ways to advocate for your loved one and ways to improve doctor office visits to be more productive. who to get information from physician,  Assistance getting physician to write letters, POLST sigh orders for care . arrange for RN Assessment Medical and medication needs  for your loved one

Legal:  Look over what you have at this time, make recommendation of what else is needed or updated, explain how the Legal & Medical pieces of the puzzle work together, Give referrals to  Eldercare Attorneys Power of attorney, Medical or Financial or DPOA?

Financial: Discuss current situation and make recommendations, referrals to Finical Planners, assist with applications to Va or Medicare or Medicare paperwork. Coaching on navigating social service’s  Referrals to Estate planners, Reverse Mortgages, assist with claims for Longterm care insurance and much more.

Spiritual: Discuss current situation, explore what more is wanted;  make recommendations i.e. visiting clergy, getting church groups involved for home bound loved ones etc..

Emotional Support:  For both you and your loved one, Identify your loved ones needs; hearing the needs of adult children or spouses. Assist with making choices that are right for all the members in the family. Recommendation of support groups, counselors and psychologists

 After our visit you will have explored many options pertaining to your personal needs no one size fits all approach. Mariam Will make Suggestions,  Recommendation and referrals to  assist you with your family’s needs.

  • Suggestions on  how to approach Loved one
  • Assist with decision making by making options clean and concise
  • Ways to approach physician to get the best results
  • Recommend services and programs thru Va- State and Government
  • Assist with documentation required filling out applications and claims
  • Referral to Attorney’s  eldercare law- land attorney and
  • RN Assessor
  • Medical Clinics
  • Geriatric Specialist
  • Pharmacy that take your insurance or offer discounts to seniors, may deliver
  • Spiritual care
  • In home Agencies
  • Social Service programs
  • Social activities
  • Placement  services when needed
  • Care management referrals
  • Assist with decision making by making options clean and concise.
  • Eldercare attorney
  • Downsizing specialist
  • Reverse mortgage specialist
  • Financial planning specialist
  • Final Wishes preparation / End of life issues
  • Medical and Financial Power of attorney
  • Advanced Directive
  • Estate downsizing
  • Ways to approach physician to get the best results
  • Recommend services and programs thru Va- State and Government
  • Assist with documentation required filling out applications and claims
  • Referral to Attorney’s  eldercare law- land attorney and
  • RN Assessor
  • Medical Clinics
  • Geriatric Specialist