"When faced with having to admitted my mother to an assisted living facility after my father passed, I was at a loss as to how to navigate the waters, especially living in California and being three thousand miles away. Then my mother and I found Jane Korb. Jane not only became my eyes and ears in regards to my mom's care but a dear friend and someone my mother came to depend on. Jane was invaluable in communicating to me what my mom needed and also communicating what those needs were to the assisted living facility. It's hard to separate from a loved one, but Jane made me feel less alone as the sole caregiver and allowed me to go home to California for breaks and to attend to my own life. I could only leave knowing Jane was there for my mom. I knew Jane would be my mom's advocate when I could not be there and this knowledge alone, brought me great comfort. Jane would visit my mother, look out for her and I knew Jane would care for my mom and look out for her needs and wants as I would. This brought me precious piece of mind during a very turbulent time. Jane goes the extra mile for her clients. It's not just a job to to her and what she provides to families is priceless. I will never be able to repay Jane for all of the love and care she provided my mom. Thanks again for everything you did for my mom and me." - Annie 2/2/15
"I am writing to recommend the services of Jane Korb, M.A., CCM. My husband and I hired Jane as a Geriatric Care Manager to assist me with a personal family issue. From our first conversation, I felt comfortable that I had found an ally that could help me when I was unable to be there in R.I. to care for one of my sisters. Jane is the consummate professional; she’s knowledgeable, caring, dedicated and knows what to do to make sure your loved one is advocated for in the best possible way. She gives objective guidance, stays on top of health care issues and keeps you informed of developments. She provided peace of mind, helpful advice with confidence to ensure me and my family that she could advocate effectively for my sister regarding legal and medical decisions that we couldn’t do from afar. We can’t say enough about Jane and her well-trained, professional and caring ways. I feel confident in highly recommending Jane Korb’s geriatric care services."
My parents had always been high functioning, independent seniors. They maintained their home, did their own shopping, managed their health care, and handled their finances. When I started noticing unpaid bills piling up, I knew something was amiss. Dad was getting forgetful and also feeling quite apathetic about things going on in his life. We soon discovered that Dad was developing Dementia. This led to a very trying time for me and my family. Mom was getting extremely stressed trying to take care of Dad on her own and it was wearing on her physically and mentally.
I knew I had to step in to get help in their home but with all the agencies available I was at a loss at finding the best one for my parents. One day I happened to discuss my parent's situation with their elder lawyer who in turn gave me Jane Korb's business card. She came with very high recommendations. Jane promptly responded to my phone call and within days a meeting was set up at my parent's home. She immediately made us feel at ease . She let Mom and Dad know that she was there for them and included them in every part of the conversation. After assessing their medical and social histories, Jane came up with a list of home care agencies that she felt would best suit there needs. She also wrote a comprehensive report of her findings and recommendations.
Since Jane has been in our lives, which has been a little over a year now, she is always an E-mail or phone call away whether it's day or night. She has been an advocate for my parents during hospitalizations, nursing home stays, and now that Dad has passed she was instrumental in getting Mom into a top-notch assisted living facility. Jane educates you with her vast knowledge of the senior health care world and empowers you with that knowledge when dealing with the health professionals and institutions. She calms the waters during stressful times and helps lead you down the path when the tough decisions need to get made.
Elaine - 4/28/15
Jane E. Korb, M.A., CCM
Geriatric Care Manager
Serving Rhode Island,
Connecticut and Mass.
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”
― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love