"Ann has been a godsend. I don’t know what I would have done without her. She has helped me in so many ways. She is honest, compassionate and truly cares. She has helped me to sell my house and was with me in the emergency room when I hurt my back. She is my second pair of ears, especially since the ones I have don’t work so well anymore."
~ Raisa T., Wilmette, IL
"Ann’s knowledge, warmth and support and positive energy were very helpful to me and my family during a difficult transition time for my father-in-law. I highly recommend consulting with Options For Aging during any time of transition for an aging parent."
~ Sharon P., Wilmette, IL
"During a time of relentless stress, Options For Aging was a true gift to our family. When we were trying to get my elderly father safely situated, after a series of falls and illnesses, we turned to Ann for help.
She guided us through a very difficult and challenging process, with kindness and a comprehensive base of knowledge we did not possess.
Ann pointed us in the direction of crucial resources for the aging and introduced us to people who were able to provide him invaluable support.
Her warmth and intelligence were a great source of comfort in my father’s (and our) time of need."
~ Denise S., Los Angeles, CA
"When my 101-year-old grandmother, who had been living independently, had a fall and required long term care, we had to do a lot of planning quickly. We turned to Ann because she understands that there is no one-size-fits-all solution; no two individuals or families have identical needs. Ann creates creative care solutions that fit the needs of the individual, and provides a single focus of support and knowledge.
She served to guide us through the array of available options, taking both short-term and long-term considerations into account. She followed up with us at different stages of our decision processes to ensure that we were prepared for new challenges.
Ann even evaluated the safety of my grandmother's apartment, pointed out potential hazards, and discussed the changes that we would need to implement if we were to pursue the option of bringing her home.
Ann is good at understanding and explaining the world as seen through the eyes of the elderly. Her insights helped us both with challenges and with how to enhance our family member's quality of life. She appreciates the cognitive and physical challenges faced by the elderly and knows how to create care solutions that enrich their quality of life."
~ Mike G., Ithaca, NY
"Ann is phenomenal!
After my dad passed away we needed to move my mom to a home solely dedicated to memory care. She helped us navigate lots of choices, emotions and family shtick in order to focus on what was important—the best place to care for my mom.
We are so comforted knowing that our mom is being taken care of in the best possible way AND she loves it! Ann transformed a really tough situation into a smooth transition. Thank you Ann. We are forever grateful!"
~ Jody S., Chicago, IL
"Ann and Options for Aging have been an invaluable resource for my family. Trying to manage care for an aging parent when you live in another state is incredibly hard. Ann has been there to do whatever needs doing— from ordering groceries to coordinating with home health care agencies to finding more suitable living options to a million other things. Ann is trustworthy, organized, and kind. We honestly don't know what we would have done without her."
~ Elena G, Jackson Heights, NY