I ask very direct questions only to get vague answers.
Here is a recent answer I got to a page long email with multiple questions:
Thank you for contacting ____ Consulting. I provide assessment, evaluations, discussion of options, and community resources, to point people in the right direction in developing a care plan; I do not provide on going care management/crisis management. I'm not sure exactly what nursing agency:evaluation you're referring to, so I can't address the cost of that service. I hope this information is helpful.
Her answer had almost nothing to do with what I asked her. And the nursing agency I referred to did the same. Perhaps I am not asking the right questions, but I was hoping there was SOMEONE out there who could help me, since I just started down this very scary, confusing, frustrating road.
The only people who are clear on what they do are the companion care people. The rest seem to want to charge $90 - $150 an hour and won't tell you in layman's terms what you will get. I don't have money to throw away. Why can't they say in plain English what they will do with that money and why don't they all use the same jargon if they are going to use jargon?
I keep seeing ads for the state dept. on aging, but their website is hard to navigate and just provides too much information. I wish they had an 800 number to call so I could tell the person what is happening and they could tell me where to start. Our local agency on aging doesn't return phone calls or emails, so they are no help either. I guess both places spend all their money on PR, and not on actually helping people. Sorry for the rant. I just feel like everyone I call expects me to be an expert in this stuff and if I was an expert, I wouldn't be calling them!
Anyone else in the same boat?