Answers and options at timesof uncertainty
Kathy Kemp OTR/L,LSW,CMC
"Kathy not only provided informaton and services,
she was also incredibly compassionate and empathetic toward our family and invaluable in helping us all through a very difficult time. Thank you so much, Kathy Kemp!"
Daughter, Newton, MA
From "A-Z", Sage Advice will be your guide and advocate
Perform a comprehensive assessment
to determine a client's strengths and challenges. We discuss a range of issues including daily routine, self/home care, nutritional status, safety, memory, mental health, finances, insurance, health history, and more.
Develop a care plan
based on the assessment and your priorities. We make short and long-term goals together and create a plan of action. This may include:
- crisis intervention, counseling and support, consumer education
- money management referrals
- decisions regarding appropriate housing options
- assistance with relocation of the older adult
-advising families on power of attorney or guardianship issues
-serving as a liaison to families at a distance, making sure things
are going well and alerting families to problems
with credible providers, in order to assure that caregivers are a good
"fit" and that services are performed as per a client's wishes—
the little details matter!
when services and arrangements are in place — regular check-ins are important. Frequent re-evaluations allow for any necessary adjust-
ments, and determine the elder's capabilities and functioning as time
Kathy's practice is not limited to elders, she is also proficient in supporting adults with Parkinson's Disease, M.S., tramatic brain injury,
and other neurological disorders.
Sage Advice especially helpful for long distance caregivers who need someone to monitor the health and well-being of a distant loved one. Even when support is nearby, most need guidance in working through complex issues or changes in the health (be they physical or emotional). We help families and their loved ones make informed and well considered decisions when planning for tomorrow, or responding to issues today.
When working with Kathy you may seek assistance on a discreet task
or situation, or you may choose to address the big picture.