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Life Options & Advocacy: a voice for the elderly

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During the time of COVID-19, many elderly people are isolated and alone. At least one local company works each day to alleviate the loneliness.
Life Options & Advocacy, LLC, (LO&A) has been owned and operated by Kat Mosier since 2006 as a home-based business Mosier, along with Susan Shoberg and Mary Butkewich. Each works closely with clients.
“We call ourselves healthcare advocates for the elderly,” Mosier said
In many cases, LO&A holds an individual’s healthcare power of attorney. In other cases, they act as the “delegated agent” of the person holding power of attorney. And in still other cases, they act as the elderly person’s contracted advocate, working alongside them to research and decide upon issues that arise relative to the patient’s care and quality of living.
“The vast majority of our clients reside in assisted living, all of which have been on lockdown since March,” Mosier said. “Our company policy has always been that we visit our clients who live in a facility a minimum of once a week to make sure all is well, and they have no issues. We confer with staff if the client would rather not have a visit or if there are questions. With the lockdown, we've tried to supplement with phone calls to either the facility or the client.”
Mosier said clients who live independently in a facility “are a little easier to see, and we have continued to do medical appointments as needed while using precautions such as masks and gloves.”
By whichever method they can, she said, LO&A staff communicates with each client on a regular basis and continues to assist with whatever they need.
“We collaborate with the client and the family. Our goal is to make sure everyone is safe and comfortable with whatever is going on at the time,” Mosier said, adding “we’re available 24/7/365 days a year.”
Visit www.lifeopad.com or call 575-382-2124.