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Aging Care SolutionsKay Paggi
Kay Paggi


    As a Professional Geriatric Care Manager, I have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of aging services. I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling and every year I attend several seminars in various topics related to Eldercare. I am an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care Association, having joined the original association National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers in 1994. I have been in private practice since 1996. (For more information, see my Resume)

    I have been working professionally with aging adults and their adult children since 1989. I know the eldercare system, especially as it is in Dallas and the DFW area. Providing care for your parents is unpredictable, there are few people to turn to for advice, and the medical system is poorly organized. Let me help you help your care receiver.

    My goal as a care manager is to maximize the elder's independence and quality of life, no matter what the setting, and increase the quality of life for the caregivers at the same time. The average time spent providing care for aging parents in the U.S. now is 18 years. Caregivers need guidance in this new, uncharted territory, they need permission to take care of themselves first, and as a Professional ElderCare Consultant, I can provide that.

    Depending on the situation, I often become more a surrogate family member than an outside professional.  You, the caregiver, have a limited amount of time and energy.  You may spend it running errands, going to physicians, arranging care, cooking and cleaning, etc.  Or, you can choose to spend quality time with your parent and allow someone else to do the routine tasks.  Only you can provide the love.

"Kay did an excellent job of evaluating and summarizing Moms needs.  She was especially helpful in locating an appropriate place for Mom.  Within 2 days we were able to get a terrific place.  We would have spent weeks doing that and probably not found as good a place." -Wayne






Contact Kay

Kay Paggi, Eldercare Consultant, www.kaypaggi.com


Advanced Professional Member Of The Aging Life Care Association

Care Manager, Certified (CMC)

National Certified Geriatric Counselor (NCGC)
ElderCare Mediator
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Phone: 972-839-0065
E-Mail: Kay@kaypaggi.Com
Fax: 469-619-9561


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Speaking Engagements

Monday, January 30, 5:30
  I have been invited by the Christian Care Senior Living Community in Allen to discuss the factors that influence making the decision to move into a retirement community or Assisted Living. There are many questions that must be answered as you consider relocating, either for yourself or a loved one. What are the benefits of a move? What are the alternatives to relocating? How do you make a successful transition? Other questions to ask are your current housing costs, the cost of home modifications, reliable and safe transportation, a complex medication regime, the effect of social isolation, and how to get adequate and tasty nutrition.
  This event will be held on Monday, January 30 at 5:30 at the Allen Christian Care Community, 560 Prestige Circle, Allen, 75002.  Please RSVP to Connie at 469-656-9888. 


Wednesday, February 1, noon - 1:00pm

 A session of Mental Aerobics! For nearly 30 years I've included tantalizing tidbits of Mental Aerobics in Caregiver eLetters. Now you have the opportunity to experience an entire Mental Aerobics session! I am being hosted by Home Care Assistance, Plano, on February 1 at noon. Lunch will be provided. Please come and enjoy an hour of cognitive stimulation, just like the sessions I give in retirement communities. I promise you will not be called on for answers. Your brain will enjoy the challenges; the brain likes to think and doesn't care about getting the correct answers - But - you will go home with the answers because it makes you happy.

Home Care Assistance of Plano
4709 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093    (between Ohio and Preston)




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