Hiring and working with a home care agency to provide at-home care is a new challenge for many families. This series of articles walks you through the process.

  1. How do I know if my loved one needs home care?
  2. Having a conversation with a loved one about home care
  3. When is a residential community a better choice than at-home care?
  4. Considerations when beginning home care
  5. How to evaluate home care agencies and caregivers
  6. Aligning expectations between families and home care agencies
  7. The relationship between a caregiver and your loved one
  8. The importance of care manager as third-party mediator
  9. Reaching out to your peers for advice and support

About Karen Faith Gordon

Karen Faith Gordon specializes in providing support to individuals and families addressing issues of aging. Services provided include mental health counseling, grief counseling, patient advocacy, medical care coordination, real estate and placement guidance to address short and long term care needs, and adaptive yoga for optimal well being.

In a system fraught with bumpy rides, Karen provides guidance, direction, and reassurance to achieve optimal well-being for older adults and those caring for them.

Karen’s ideal client is someone who is facing the challenges of a spouse/parent/loved one who is experiencing cognitive or physical decline. This client seeks guidance and support from a knowledgeable expert to create a plan to address short- and long-term needs.

Her relationships with clients, colleagues, and providers of care reflect years of collaborative effort to achieve best outcomes. She has presented to audiences locally and nationally to educate on topics of care management, affordable health care, and the benefits of yoga and aging.