Former Social Work Department Head at Abbotts Creek Center, Brenda Planes sees an opportunity to go the extra mile to impact the senior community. Through her launch of Elder & Wiser, Planes is able to continue her passion of helping caregivers, families and seniors navigate the challenges of elder care.
“Dad, we received your test results.” Doctors appointments, diagnosis, treatments, and medications can be overwhelming – Elder & Wider helps make sense of it all. Troubles with Dementia- related disease and don’t know where to turn? Dad not safe driving anymore? Elder & Wiser is a local service to the Piedmont Triad that helps walk families through these difficult care-related decisions.
Planes offers a no charge consultation followed by a comprehensive assessment. A plan is developed to help paint the picture of the options. The Elder & Wiser services are there to hold your hand through the most challenging decisions. “We understand where people are when they make that first call, it’s not easy, but we also anticipate what’s next. We continually have conversations with clients that regret not addressing long-term care concerns prior to the need. Our efforts to educate and help families prepare in advance is our objective. No, we don’t have a magic wand, but with the expertise and knowledge we bring to each seniors’ challenges we provide the tools and resources needed to overcome those healthcare obstacles that lie ahead,” said Planes.”
Brenda Planes has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and over two decades of experience helping families with resources in healthcare. She resides in Kernersville with her husband and two children. She can be reached at: 336-508-3547