Empowering Families through Elder Navigation
At Cooke Elder Navigation, we recognize the complexity of caring for aging loved ones. Our mission is to guide and advocate for adult children and elders, ensuring the delivery of optimal care.
Navigating the journey of caring for aging loved ones involves addressing specific concerns, including physical, cognitive, emotional health, home safety enhancement etc. At Cooke Elder Navigation, we stand as your trusted partner throughout this intricate process.
Committed to redefining care navigation, Cooke Elder Navigation brings a refreshing perspective, offering guidance that goes beyond expectations, making every step of the aging process a well-informed and enriching experience.
Assisting Families in Navigating the Elder Care Journey
The aging process presents numerous challenges for both elders and their families. Cooke Elder Navigation is committed to helping families overcome these challenges and Prioritize their needs.
Our straightforward three-step process aims to provide families with clarity regarding their options for elder care.
Initiate the process with a simple phone consultation where concerns and observations are shared. This ensures an open dialogue to better understand your unique situation.
The Needs Assessment enables a comprehensive understanding of your elder loved one's history, your goals, and expectations for the journey ahead. This step is crucial in tailoring our services to meet your specific needs.
Following the Needs Assessment, clients can engage our services on an hourly basis. This flexible approach ensures that our services are aligned with your evolving requirements. For more information or to begin the process, contact us.
Navigating the Aging Journey with Your Loved Ones
Embarking on the journey of aging with your elders can be a challenging and unfamiliar road for most adult children. As a compassionate guide, each of our specialized team members are focused on helping families navigate the myriad challenges that come with caring for elder loved ones. Here's how we can assist you:
Comprehensive Health and Safety Advocacy:
Addressing physical and cognitive health issues
Ensuring a safe home environment through careful evaluation
Advocating for your elder in medical settings, from doctor appointments to specialized care environments
Assisting in obtaining proper diagnoses by facilitating effective communication with medical professionals
Identifying and addressing gaps in care or services
Screening and locating high-quality resources, including caregiving agencies, assisted living, memory care, and group home residences
Dementia Education and Support:
Ms. Cooke is a certified dementia care specialist (C.D.S) and provides the following:
Education and support for families caring for loved ones living with dementia
Guidance to families about behavioral challenges associated with dementia
Ms. Cooke also works with a network of neurologists, neuro psychologists, and psychiatrists who treat people living with dementia.
Helping locate and access valuable dementia education and support services
Bringing a person-focused and local perspective to improve the elder's quality of life to live well with dementia
Facilitating social engagements and activities to promote overall well-being
Strategic Oversight of Local Resources:
Managing and providing oversight of local resources your elder may need
Offering guidance and orientation when faced with changing and complex situations
Serving as a communication link between service providers and family members
In-Home Care Solutions:
Facilitating in-home care options tailored to your elder's needs
Coordinating with medical professionals for services like physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, hospice, and private nursing
Referrals Based on Short-Term and Long-Term Needs:
Providing referrals tailored to both immediate and future requirements
Embark on this journey with confidence, knowing that you have a dedicated partner to guide you through the complexities of elder care. Together, we'll create a path that ensures the well-being and comfort of your cherished family member.
Get To Know Theresa Cooke
As a proud fourth-generation Nevadan, I earned my certificate and a minor in Gerontology in 2017 from the University of Nevada, Reno. Additionally, I am a certified dementia care specialist (C.D.S) from Healthcare International Inc. My Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification was obtained from TMCC, where the primary emphasis was on elder care in hospitals and nursing home settings. The Gerontology program at UNR is dedicated to fostering person-centered care for the elderly, and my certification in dementia training has significantly contributed to the mission of Cooke Elder Navigation.