**Thanks to Solace Concierge for sponsoring this post.
I have a good friend whose husband had a stroke recently. This gave me a first-hand look at how difficult it can be when a loved one is facing a medical issue. Eating out, traveling, and even days out shopping or visiting came to a sudden end for my friend, as she needed to care for her husband. She did a wonderful job of getting him to his therapy sessions and other medical appointments, but often in the busy-ness of everything he needed, her needs were the ones that were neglected.
With this experience so fresh in my mind, I was excited to learn about Solace Concierge. They provide help for those in situations like this, but unlike the “big box” companies, Solace puts its emphasis on caring for the caregiver.
How is Solace different?
- They don’t accept insurance. You can engage them on a concierge basis – paying a monthly retainer and then using them as needed. This setup ensures that your concierge team member will be chosen specifically with you in mind, with an emphasis on achieving a good fit for your family. You won’t have a new team member showing up at your house each time.
- Solace specializes in non-medical care. Each of their concierge team members is extensively trained and is insured, licensed, and bonded.
- While they provide personal, top-notch care to the client, their emphasis is on the caregiver. Solace recognizes that caregivers are often overlooked, and would like to help them get a bit of their lives back. They can care for your spouse while you spend a day playing tennis or visiting a friend. They can take your loved on to a medical appointment and sit in as another set of ears for the doctor’s report. They can stay at your home to let the painter or the cable guy in, while you’re away. They can walk your dog.
- Solace isn’t a bridge to hospice or assisted-living. If you need heavy-duty medical care, you may need to look elsewhere. Solace focuses on ways they can make your life easier as a caregiver.
- Clients aren’t necessarily elderly. Pregnant women on bed rest or someone recuperating from knee or hip replacement would be good examples of those who could benefit from their services.
As I spoke with founders Debi and Lora, their knowledge and compassion came through clearly. If you’re living in the northeast side of Marion County, or in Hamilton or Boone counties in Indiana, and you’re in need of a bit of caregiver care, I would urge you to check them out.
Life can be good as a caregiver. Solace can help make it even better.
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Are you a caregiver? Have you known someone who is? What were some of the needs you/they faced as a caregiver?