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Ginelle LeBlanc, CSA

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I can answer questions regarding home care solutions for seniors, in home care scheduling and care giver solutions, funding sources for home care, how to find a quality Care Giver, what questions to ask when interviewing a caregiver for home care, how to solve home care problems. All things related to caring for a senior at home, and the caregivers taking care of a senior. Additionally for those who own a home care business, I can help answer questions regarding the start up and operations of a home care business for seniors.

Experience in the area

I am a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) accreditied to help seniors and thier families to find the best solutions for their needs. I owned and operated a Home Care service for Seniors for 6 years and was able to help nearly 1,000 families find the best caregiver match for their parents, or senior loved one. I have supervised a staff of caregivers providing care in private homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and nursing homes. I continued in the Senior Care/Home Care Industry as Regional Director of Training for Comfort Keepers providing training and operational support to 10 offices in the Gulf South Region. I now have 12 years in this field. I now own and operate my own Senior Care Consulting business, GL Consulting, LLC (www.GLconsultingLLC.com)

Education/Credentials

Graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana. I am a CSA (Certified Senior Advisor).

What do you like about this subject?

I have a passion for the providing quality care for seniors. I believe in honoring people with fragile physical health or mental health by providing them with a great quality of life until the very end of their life.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Many adult children of seniors are in need of assistance to help to care for their parents. Where does the money come from to pay for home care, private sitters, assisted living communities? What are all available options for care? By starting my senior care consulting business, I feel I can help with these types of questions and many more.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

It seems to be acceptable in the US to underfund & understaff the care for seniors. People must take an active role in changing laws & funding. At every opportunity caregivers should speak to those who can affect change. Additionally, caregivers are an invaluable resource. Programs need to be available to help the family caregivers to get the rest & resources they need.

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Recent Answers from Ginelle LeBlanc, CSA

2016-12-26 Care Giver.:

Diane,  Good Afternoon.  What a wonderful way to make extra money by being a Caregiver.  Interestingly enough from state to state the requirements for in home caregivers are different.  However, I did

2016-12-16 Elderly/Disabled need my assistance but I don't know how...:

Dear Sherrie,     Congratulations to you for starting your own business (even if you got there accidentally.)  :)  Actually I owned and operated my own private pay senior care business and then got approved

2016-10-18 Long Term care insurance:

Benni,   Good Morning. I hope this response finds you recouperating well from your recent stroke.    I did ask a colleague of mine who sells long term care insurance about your question.  He said that

2016-09-20 Choosing between long-term care and home care:

Chris,  Good Evening.  I can appreciate your dilemma regarding weighing the cost of long term care insurance vs the benefit.     Here are a couple of thoughts that I submit for your to consider when trying

2016-07-09 Retirment home for 94 year old:

Dear Bob,   Good Evening.    Fortunately, for your Mom there are many more choices about where seniors can live verses the previous generations of seniors.  In the past, many seniors either lived at home

 

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