Embracing Transition: A Personal Story from Molly Jones
Within the short amount of time that Cariloop has been up and running, we have already seen the tremendous impact that our Caregiver Support Platform is having on individuals and families going through stressful periods of transition. Below is a testimonial by Molly Jones, a Senior Adult Minister, about her experiences with finding care in the senior space:
“I was the Director of Spiritual Life and a chaplain at Presbyterian Village North for several years. While I was there I watched families struggle with caring for their elders, and sometimes they didn’t have a clue where they could go to find the help they needed. They knew they needed help, but they really didn’t know how to go find it.
Currently I am serving as a Director of Senior Adult Ministry at a large church in Dallas. In that role I am currently trying to walk alongside a member of my church and help her where I can because she has no one else. She has absolutely no family whatsoever and has been a member of this church for many years.
She recently got a diagnosis from the doctor that she needed to look at alternative living arrangements. She needed to totally reorder her whole world as she has known it and she needed help doing that.
So, I sat her down with Cariloop. After working with one of their Healthcare Coaches, we looked at living options and were able to narrow down the four places where she thought she might want to live. Now, when we go to visit the facilities she chose, we’re not going to visit places that are not appropriate for her. We’re not going to simply drive all over town trying to figure out where we should visit, and she isn’t so overwhelmed with the thought of moving in.
Cariloop’s process was easy and there were a lot of options presented. We’re just starting to visit the facilities and she hasn’t made a decision yet. I think Cariloop is a great place to start looking for what you need. It’s a better option than driving around town or calling a bunch of places, and spending a lot of time on the phone with people who really aren’t going to be able to meet your needs. You can go to one online resource and find a whole world of care options from housing to home care—whatever it is you need for your loved one—in one place. It’s a great time saver.”
Stories like this are the reason why we at Cariloop believe in our mission to simplify the process of planning for and managing care during times of transition. We believe that we can help you, just like we helped Molly and her friend.
If you’re trying to find care for a loved one, Cariloop wants you to know that you don’t have to do it alone. Be sure to drop us a line and let us help!