Carol Hahn, MSN, RN, RYT, CPT
|3625 Del Amo Blvd., Suite 390, Torrance | 310-370-0555 | adiacares.com|
Services Offered: Management of non-medical activities of daily living (ADL); geriatric care assessment and evaluation; geriatric sensitivity and advanced skill training for professional caregivers; Alzheimer’s support group; elder wellness/fitness; hydration, stress, nutrition management
Please give a brief description of your practice.
“Adia provides expert caregivers to assist elders with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding, incontinence, medication reminder, meal preparation, grocery shopping, transportation, household projects, physical agility and fall prevention and joyful companionship. Adia service is available short or long term, 24/7 care, 365 days per year.”
Why is caregiving service important today?
“Because of the demographic shift in aging baby boomers. Our nation is not organized to make aging easy. Additionally, many elders outlive their supports systems, neighborhoods and financial resources.”
What would you like potential clients to know?
“At the core, Adia believes our mission is a vow, not a commercial statement. Our vow is to provide superior customer service by caring for elders using the old-fashioned methods of coping in love, compassion and by the Golden Rule.”
What is unique about your style and technique?
“Our unique approach in caregiving through superior customer service begins with the belief that elders who have survived this century have much to teach us about resiliency. When Adia caregivers are enrolling in the elder’s community, she slows down and pays attention to achieve the goal of connection. Connection is what makes life bearable and enjoyable during the most important last years of a relationship.”
How do you give back to your community?
“If Adia cannot help elders directly, we seek to help them through non-profit organizations such as South Bay Village Torrance, Peninsula Seniors, The ALS Association Golden West Chapter as well as Alzheimer’s Association through large financial donations, skill training and access to professional networks with resources.”
|Adia’s specialization in caregiving is caring for elders with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cancer, Lupus and ALS. Additionally, Adia specializes in making sure that neither side of the aging experience (adult child versus aging parent or caregiver spouse versus aging spouse) has a monopoly on storytelling about their needs and wants. No matter the context of aging, everyone’s version is respected. Adia teaches each the skills of the other generation.||Adia is a professional concierge caregiver service corporation. Our vow is to make a meaningful and compassionate contribution to older adults by fulfilling their needs and dreams through superior customer service, to have and to hold, from this day forward, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Our #1 priority is to bring light, civility, accountability and connection in each encounter.|
“Our #1 priority is to bring light, civility, accountability and connection in each encounter.”
|When caring for an older adult, we want every aspect of aging to go well, possibly perfect, but we are human. Imperfection is inevitable. Nobody becomes “perfect” during the aging process. In fact, beauty is in all ages, like a sunset is as beautiful as a sunrise. This understanding is as critical as it is to learn to let the phone ring 20 times, wait at the door for 10 minutes after you ring the bell, accept conversations that are less linear, sometimes with pauses and repetition, key points are made with storytelling, possibly over and over again. As people grow older, time—not bank accounts—becomes the most precious asset in our lives. Accept, be flexible and learn to share with younger generations.|
Dr. Marjorie Rand, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author with an office in Manhattan Beach, has guided many a South Bay couple through the ups and downs of commitment.