Welcome Northeast Ohio Care Planning Council

The members of our council represent a wealth of information, knowledge and advice to help you with eldercare issues or generally with any issues that aging seniors face. We have "been there and done that" many times, not only with our own loved ones but on countless occasions with members of our community. We assist individuals in the community who can't seem to find what they are looking for even after numerous phone calls and exhaustive internet searches. Through our experience we have developed a well-deserved motto; which is "Difficult Problems – Clear Solutions."

Perhaps you are looking for sources of funds to help you pay for unforeseen expenses, or for help with veterans benefits, or understanding services provided by Medicare and Medicaid. Maybe you need someone to assist you in the home or provide maintenance or yard care or maybe you need advice on finding a long term care community for you or a loved one. Maybe you need legal work, or financial planning or home care services or tax advice or advice on dealing with other members of the family in a caregiving situation. We can provide all of that and much more.

You can either attend one of our many educational workshops in the community or you can call us or email us for free advice or assistance. We operate as a one-stop shopping service for assisting the elderly of Ohio. We want to help you in any way we can. Please feel free to contact us.

monthly Planning For Eldercare Article

The Value of Geriatric Care Management Services

June 5, 2017

Also known as Care Management or Aging Care Management, a Geriatric Care Manager represents a growing service offering support to adult children who need outside assistance with care and personal management for their aging parents who live close by or far away. These adult children are are often employed and engaged with raising their own families. Looking after their parents has become difficult to do on their own.

Care managers are particularly useful in helping aging seniors find their way through the maze of long-term care services and issues. Here is a list of what a care manager might do:

  • Assess the level and type of care needed and develop a care plan
  • Take steps to start the care plan and keep it functioning
  • Make sure care is received in a safe and disability friendly environment
  • Resolve family conflicts and other family issues relating to long term care
  • Become an advocate for the care recipient and the family caregiver
  • Manage care for a loved one for out-of-town families
  • Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor and implement changes in care
  • Oversee and direct care provided at home
  • Coordinate the efforts of key support systems
  • Provide personal counseling
  • Help with Medicaid qualification and application
  • Arrange for services of legal and financial advisors
  • Manage a conservatorship for a care recipient
  • Provide assistance with placement in assisted living facilities or nursing homes
  • Monitor the care of a family member in a nursing home or in assisted living
  • Assist with the monitoring of medications
  • Find appropriate solutions to avoid a crisis
  • Coordinate medical appointments and medical information
  • Provide transportation to medical appointments
  • Assist families in positive decision making
  • Develop long range plans for older loved ones not now needing care

The National Care Planning Council provides a listing service for families looking for care managers. The listing service is free. You can contact a care manager in your area for help and information.

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Joe Potelicki

Joe Potelicki, Director
Sturm-Potel, LLC

Phone: (330) 324-3237

Ted Forthofer

Ted Forthofer
Moves Made Easier LLC
Residential rightsizing

Phone: (440) 724-8965

Senior Helpers

Kelly Wright
Senior Helpers

Phone: (216) 378-0022

Thomas Talcott

Thomas Talcott
Cowden & Humphrey Co. LPA

Phone: (216) 241-2880

Ron Dziedziak

Ron Dziedziak
Edward Jones

Phone: (440) 716-1733)

Kathy Hirko

Kathy Hirko

Phone: (216) 901-9300

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eldercare workshops

The council offers eldercare workshops for businesses and organizations. These workshops cover various eldercare services and can be tailored to meet your needs, from a 20 minute lunch meeting to a one hour seminar.

Below is a list of our workshops. Click on the title of your choice for a preview. If you would like to schedule a workshop presentation contact us at:

Phone: (440) 358-1718

About the State Care Planning Council
Home Health Care and Hospice Services
Non-Medical Home Care Services
Home Maintenance Handicap Remodeling
Elder Law and Medicaid Advice
Seniors Relocation & Downsizing Services
Care Management Services
Long Term Care Benefits for Veterans
Financial Planning For Long Term Care
Understanding Reverse Mortgages
Understanding the Need for Estate Planning
Understanding Geriatric Medical Care