Ms. Tanaka Testimonial

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Mom is at the beginning stage of dementia…and can’t live alone…so we did our own search for elderly care facilities…and decided on a care home. She moved in beginning of July 2015…complained about everything…her memory & physical health was deteriorating fast…only lasted 5 months in the home. There was nothing wrong with the location…it’s a nice place…nice people…good care…but she wanted out. So we arranged for her niece from Japan to move to Hawaii…thought this arrangement would benefit both mom & her niece. Her niece wanted to live in Hawaii and agreed to live with and take care of mom.

Mom got paranoid…started accusing her niece of stealing food…arguing with her niece about her days off…and just being plain mean. That living arrangement lasted only 2 months…mom kicked her out. Mom insisted she could live alone…so we let her live alone…with some outside help a few times a week. But mom wanted 24/7 in home care help…which cost approximately 20,000/month…we said “no”. After 2 months of living alone…mom agreed to let us move her to a safe place. After calling some elderly care facilities…we learned that if an elderly person has diabetes…and is on insulin shots…they won’t take her. Then our luck changed…a social worker at our hospital gave me CareSift’s phone number…said it was a free service…and they could help me find a safe place for mom. I called them…they walked me through the process…asked what type of care is needed…our budget…desirable locations…etc. Our Advocate said she would do the research…and physically check these places herself first…then she could recommend places for us to visit. Very professional…extremely personable…and did everything she said she would. She made appointments for us to visit 4-5 different elderly care places. She met my husband and I at the first appointment…then we followed her to the following appointments. We moved mom in on 4-23-16…it’s almost 6 months…mom is healthy…still complaining…but she is safe. CareSift helped us tremendously…it was a very stressful 10 months before we found CareSift. We are grateful to them…can’t put a value on peace of mind. And you can’t beat the price…FREE.

Ms. Tanaka