Successful Family Meetings re: Senior Care

Let’s Have Conversations that Matter

Whether your eldercare conversation is driven by compassion or a crisis, contacting an aging life care professional or eldercare coach may be the best call you make! The answers you need to ensure quality of life and optimum care for your loved ones is only a phone call away, no matter where you live. We know there is a lot on your shoulders. Gather around our table, or give us a call, and consult with an RN or MSW expert in eldercare who can offer:

  • Customized recommendations for next steps
  • Education so you can make informed decisions
  • A neutral third party to navigate family dynamics to arrive at consensus
  • Answers to your healthcare, insurance, and Medicare questions
  • Creative and intelligent solutions to complex care needs and dynamics
  • Coaching, resources, and coping tools for family caregivers
  • End of life planning
  • Nationwide Care Management resources

When you don’t live close to your aging loved ones it can be very stressful. You probably have called your aging parent and wondered if they are really doing as well as they say. An Eldercare coach can help you know what questions to ask and what to look for on a visit home. They can also become your information coordinator, helping aging parents understand the confusing maze of home health aides, insurance benefits, and durable medical equipment.

Sound Options’ CEO and President, Mary Lynn Pannen, is one of the nation’s leading experts on Geriatric Care Management and Home Care for seniors and individuals with complex and wide-ranging needs. A natural outgrowth of her work as a Registered Nurse (RN), certified care manager, and private consultant for nursing, geriatrics, and medical legal reviews, Mary Lynn based her vision for Sound Options on her more than thirty-five years of hands-on experience working as an advocate for patients and families. Since its founding in 1989, she has grown the company into the largest private elder care management company in Washington State. Mary Lynn is a well-known and resourceful voice on elder care issues. Actively contributing to her community, she has sat on advisory boards, authored articles, presented at conferences, and conducted interviews on numerous elder care and care management topics. Her expertise and passion for quality care has made her a sought-after speaker and advisor on both the local and national level. As a member of the Aging Life Care AssociationTM (formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Management) since 1990, she has sat on the board and served as president of this prestigious organization. At their national conference she was awarded the 2008 Adele Elkind award for distinguished professional service in Geriatric Care Management. Locally, she is an active volunteer, a member of Tacoma Rotary 8 Club. Additionally, Mary Lynn serves on the South Puget Sound Boys and Girls Club board and the Washington State Private Duty Association board.