“The goal of Senior Care Consulting, Inc. is to make a positive difference in the lives of area seniors, individuals, and their families”
Barbara Riley-Baker, MA, CMC
Elder Care Management Services
in Northern Pinellas County
Helping You Find & Connect
Senior Care Services
We are a person-centered, care coordination service, that integrates health care, social needs, and spiritual support services to meet the needs and goals of area seniors.
We recognize that person-centered care requires a well rounded perspective. We take a careful and comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment of the client’s strengths and weaknesses. An Aging Life Care Professional can offer perspective about the challenges.
Overview of Needs
Comprehensive review of physical, mental, emotional, environmental, financial, and social needs of the elderly client.
Assessing the elderly adult’s interests and social support network. A support system of family and friends enhances the quality of life of aging individuals.
Mental & Emotional
Evaluating the mental and emotional status including, the individual’s memory, ability to make appropriate decisions, and care for himself/herself on a daily basis.
Determining if the elderly person is able to manage his or her finances, needs assistance, or requires support to handle legal or financial concerns.
Who is an Aging Life Care Professional?
At Senior Care Consulting, Inc. (SCCTB) our care managers strive to assist area seniors, elderly adults, physically challenged individuals, and their families in meeting long-term care needs. We work to empower our clients in maintaining their independence and dignity while navigating through fragmented health care systems and service providers.
What are the Benefits of a Care Assessment?
Senior Care Consulting works with the adult children and families of an aging client by offering a comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment of the client’s strengths and weaknesses. We understand the overwhelming feeling of caring for an aging mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, or even an elderly aunt or uncle. We will help you through the process of developing an individualized care plan for your elderly loved one and be with you the every step of the way.
Services may include reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with a client’s accountant or Power of Attorney. Aging Life Care Professionals provide information on Federal and state entitlements, connecting families to local programs when appropriate. They also help clients and families with insurance concerns, claims, and applications.
Aging Life Care Professionals help families and clients evaluate and select appropriate level of housing or residential options.
Aging Life Care Professionals help families adjust, cope and problem-solve around long-distance and in-home caregiving, addressing care concerns, internal conflicts and differences of opinion about long-term care planning.
Aging Life Care Professionals know the local resources in their communities like the back of their hands and know how services are accessed.
Aging Life Care Professionals are strong and effective advocates for clients and their families, promoting the client’s wishes with health care and other providers, ensuring that client’s needs are being adequately addressed.
Aging Life Care Professionals refer to legal experts, like elder law attorneys, estate planners, and Powers of Attorney. Some Aging Life Care Professionals provide expert opinion for courts in determining level of care and establishing client needs.
Aging Life Care Professionals offer crisis intervention when it is needed, helping clients navigate through emergency departments and hospitalizations, rehabilitation stays, and ensuring that adequate care is available to the client whatever the environment. For families that live at a distance, this can be a much-needed 24/7 emergency contact.
Worried about an elderly parent,
grandparent, or other loved one?
Whether family members are local or live across the country, they can be assured that their elderly loved one is being personally valued, respected, and cared for properly.
Are the following issues a concern?
1. Are there growing challenges with self care?
An elder who may be having difficulty performing everyday tasks such as taking medications, self-care, shopping, preparing meals, bill paying, driving, etc.
2. Are there degrading mental capacities?
An elder who has Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, or another dementia.
3. Demonstrated lack of interest
An elder who has lost interest in social activities or hobbies.
4. Demonstrated forgetfulness of important events
Who forgets appointments or events.
5. Changes in personality
An elder who has had a personality change
6. Physical Injuries
An elder who has had frequent falls, trips to the ER, or recent hospital stays.
“For my Aunt, you were the special person we needed to provide special, loving care.” You were the arms, legs, eyes, ears, and most of all, the heart of her family, when she needed them.”
“You brought an obviously sincere caring attitude to your job that was a comfort to us and to my mother. Thank you for your kindness.”
”Thank you for the loving care you gave so unselfishly. We know you went above and beyond to protect Mom. You will always be part of our family.”
“My mother thought you were a delight and we again thank you for your concern, and discretion.”
Barbara Riley-Baker has been has been working as a care manager in Pinellas County, on Florida’s West Coast, since 1995. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Certificate, and a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from the University of South Florida. Her internship was with Neighborly Senior Services, one of the nation’s largest providers of elder care services.
Ms. Riley-Baker is a member of the Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) and was nationally certified in 1998. She has held several board positions. She was elected the Unit Chairperson for the Tampa Bay Unit of the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association for two years and was also the State Treasurer of the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers for a two-year term. Barbara held credentials as both a Professional Gerontologist (C.P.G.) through the National Association of Professional Gerontologists and a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, until 2020.
Barbara’s goal as a care manager is to “empower the older person in regaining their independence and dignity as they move through the aging process and health care system.” As a resident of Pinellas County for the past thirty-plus years she been active in the community and knows the area and the resources well.
We invite you to learn more about our services, philosophy, and ethics!
Serving Northern Pinellas County, Florida:
- Tarpon Springs
- Palm Harbor