Helping a grandparent, parent, or other elderly relative move into a retirement home or nursing facility can be a cumbersome task. Many seniors have lived in the same home for decades, and have trouble wrapping their mind around the explanations you and others give them about why it isn’t wise to live there anymore. Condensing a lifetime of acquired possessions, including countless keepsakes, can by incredibly difficult. Sorting through everything, packing it up, and then unpacking it in his or her new home can be so stressful.
Additionally, many retirement homes have dining rooms, where residents may enjoy their meals together, but it can be hard for some to think of giving up their daily routine of cooking every day. He or she might resist moving to a new neighborhood, when the familiar scene enjoyed at his or her current home was so comforting.
There are so many factors to consider, talk about, and deal with before the big move-in day arrives. Thankfully there’s one aspect of this transition that you don’t have to worry about—medical records.
Many facilities request new residents’ full medical records so that the administrators and any staff nurses know what to expect in terms of the senior’s health conditions, past surgeries, as well as anything he or she is allergic to. The facility is responsible for the health and safety of their residents, so it’s important for them to know about their medical history to serve their healthcare needs successfully.
On top of all your responsibilities with your immediate family—shuttling the kids to school and extracurricular activities, cooking, cleaning, your 9-5 job, your side job, and on and on… it can be daunting to think of adding such a big, important task to your To Do list.
Where will you find the time to ask your elderly relative about which doctors and hospitals he or she has been to in the last 5-10 years? Will he even remember? What will you do if he doesn’t? But if he does, it’s going to be such a hassle to call each office, request the proper paperwork, pay any fees, call again when you don’t receive the paperwork weeks later… ugh, what a drag, such a time-consuming, stressful process…
All you have to do is go to Certified Field Agent, click on “Clients” and then fill in the short form to hire a Certified Field Agent to quickly, efficiently, and accurately retrieve the necessary medical records. It’s an absolute win-win for you and your elderly relative—you both can focus on other, more interesting tasks and more calmly prepare for this momentous transition.
We at Certified Field Agent wish your relative all the best in his or her new home!