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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Archive: Elder Options Inc.

Understanding care giver role

Based on community feedback and the increased need for experience in care giving, Elder Options is sponsoring an educational forum “Introduction to Care Giving Skills” on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Services District, 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park. Taught by Roberta Rimbault, MS, this class will focus […]

Educational experiences series to begin in January

After conducting a Community Focus Group in November 2012 with a follow up Community Action Group in early 2013, Elder Options’ Executive Director Carol S. Heape began working on developing a series of classes around the issues that came out of these two focus groups. “Educational experiences,” Heape calls them as the classes will be […]

Elder Options’ clients beat odds nationally

Elder Options Inc., a care managed home care agency serving the Sacramento Region recently released research comparing hospital readmission rates with those nationally and within the Northern California area. “Currently, nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients recidivise within 30 days of hospital discharge,” according to the Remington Report. State reports confirm that this is also […]

Elder Options initiates gatekeeper program

Elder Options Inc., a care management company connecting elders and their families in El Dorado County and the greater Sacramento area with needed services for the past 25 years, is introducing the Gatekeeper Program to the Western Slope. The Gatekeeper Program, which was conceived of by Ray Raschko, MSW, at Spokane Mental Health’s Elder Services, […]

Carol Heape earns award

Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC Fellow, was awarded the prestigious “HealthCare Hero” award by the Sacramento Business Journal in May for her work in keeping the elderly and disabled of all ages safe and comfortable in their own homes while assisting hospitals in reducing re-admission rates. Last year, Heape helped compile information about older patients […]

Elder Options celebrates 25 years

Elder Options Inc. with corporate offices in Placerville, invites the public to help them celebrate 25 years in business. An open house celebration will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 1, at the Placerville office, 82 Main St. Elder Options Inc.was created in May 1988 by Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC […]

Community to take action

As a result of a Community Focus Group held in November 2012, there was a call from participants for a follow-up meeting to begin to address the issues that came up during the initial focus group and consider possible solutions. On Jan. 16 the Community Action Group, composed of a small group of committed volunteers, […]

Carol S. Heape celebrates 25 years in business

Mother of six children and grandmother to nine Carol Heape is a community leader who intimately understands the unique preferences of various personalities when it comes to home care and care management. Although she started Elder Options Inc. in 1988, Heape’s life’s work caring for older adults began many years before as she was the […]

Care managers attend training

Care Managers Travel to Santa Rosa for Training Elder Options’ geriatric care managers, Carol S. Heape, MSW, CMC; Deon Batchelder, MSG; Sydney Mize, BS; and Liz Heape-Caldwell, BS, received continuing education credits and valuable training at the recent Western Region National Association Geriatric Care Managers conference in Santa Rosa during November. Nationally recognized speakers included […]

Elder Options looks into care for older adults

With more than 85 percent of care for older adults accomplished by informal family care givers according to national statistics, Elder Options Inc. serving clients throughout the Sacramento region, began researching how families were dealing with these issues in local communities. In looking for participants, a list of invitees was developed from the Parkinson’s Support […]

Community focus group to look at care needs

Elder Options Inc. is convening a community focus group on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the upstairs conference room, 82 Main St. in Placerville, to discuss issues faced by individuals who have responsibilities caring for an older adult. Recognizing that caring for an older person may happen within the same […]

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