Michael’s mother had a stroke and could no longer care for herself, so Michael became her caregiver.
He discovered the constant need to repeat care giving information to various caregivers so he ended up carrying a binder with him that contained his parent's medical documents. During this period Michael’s company hired an Elder Family Resource person to help manage the complexities of her care.
James, a longtime friend of Micheal’s, had a similar experience. His father developed sudden onset Parkinson's after his mother passed away and so couldn’t care for himself. James lived far away, but his sisters lived near his dad. As his dad’s needs increased, it became increasingly difficult to manage the household and care giving information between siblings.
Michael and James talked about their respective care giving challenges and the need for a way to store and share critical documents became obvious. This led to their forming ElderAdmin to fulfill this very important need.
This service stores images of their documents, and you can access it anywhere! OK…anywhere Internet can be accessed.
Whether you use their program or not, you'll need access to documents. Some of the critical documents that are needed for care giving are:
• Advanced Healthcare Directive
• Power of Attorney
• Will or Trust
• Estate Planning Documents
• List of Medications
• Health Status
• Insurance Documents
• Financial Account Statements
ElderAdmin can help take the headache out of keeping track of your parent's medical documents:
It is a membership plan that can be accessed via computer, tablet, or smartphone. There is a free service is for individuals. If you need more than one person to be able to access the info, then you can get that for $9.50 per month (as of 3/2017) for unlimited access and storage.
One of the great features of ElderAdmin is in the area of security. Whoever posts the document has ultimate control over who can and who can’t access particular sections containing information. Encryption with unique IDs and passwords protect your parent's medical documents.
Today's Freebie is The Important Documents Checklist, and it can be found at http://RockYourRetirement.com/documents
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A little on their backgrounds:
Managing Director and Co-founder, Michael Blevins knows from personal experience the need for ElderAdmin's unique services. Ongoing care for a mom afflicted with dementia led to his knowledge in the ever-changing health care procedures and programs, which makes him especially sensitive to ElderAdmin member needs. With over 32 years' experience in performance management with nationally recognized financial institutions, including 10 years with a Fortune 500 company, Michael has the qualifications to oversee the operation of ElderAdmin.
Michael attended California State University, San Bernardino, and lives in southern California.
James Hendrick, CSA
Director and Co-founder, James Hendrick was inspired to address one of the most urgent problems facing today’s growing population after his own father’s passing from Parkinson’s Disease: family care giving for aging parents.
With over 20 years of experience in project management and implementation with major world-wide institutions and Fortune 100 companies, James has a solid record of success in technical vision, business solutions and operational strategies. Such diverse, hands-on background was instrumental in the creation and development of ElderAdmin and continues to facilitate its growth and effectiveness.
As a Certified Senior Advisor living in southern California, James has received the education and training to better serve senior clients. Married with three children and three very active grandchild and he understands the challenge of balancing career and family life with senior caregiving.