Brandywine Elder Care Management, LLC
"My family includes 4 busy siblings who willingly participate in various caregiving roles for our 87 year old Mother, yet navigating complicated circumstances within a confusing and ever-changing system had us constantly tested. Erin Kershaw stepped into our caregiving circle as a perfect compliment to clarify communication, interface with staff and offer invaluable advise and technical know-how. Erin's care management skill and compassionate guidance has created a strong unifying presence to which everyone can refer and rely on. I strongly recommend the addition of her flexible assets to any family juggling the multiple requirements of caring for their loved one. In today's complicated world of caregiving, the addition of a Care Manager is an invaluable unifying presence, and Erin Kershaw offers the winning combination of professional skill and compassionate flexibility to tackle whatever challenge you face." GCA Phoenixville, PA
“My parents have spent 65 years living independently together. Over a short period of time it became apparent they could no longer handle living alone. As a family we were looking for help in finding a workable solution for them. Brandywine Elder Care Management was referred to us as a resource. In the midst of a medical emergency with my father and securing a safe place for my mother to stay BECM stepped in and became our family advocate. Their knowledge and personality helped greatly during a less than perfect rehabilitation stay for my father as well as assisting me with getting my mom acclimated with her new living arrangement. Needless to say there were many bumps in the road during this period and BECM has been an invaluable asset. At this time my parents are back together in a safe and comfortable assisted living environment.
The list things she has assisted me with over the months is extensive and includes: Arranging care needs for my parents wellbeing, Finding and assisting in transitioning primary care physicians and specialists, Transportation to appointments, Contacting home closing services.
There are many other functions BECM has helped me with and to mention them all would be exhaustive. They are a true and trusted professional we can turn to at any time for assistance, advice and compassion.” W.M.L., Wilmington, DE
"We three kids all live far away from our parents, who have lived happily in their old house for many years. They are now in their mid eighties. In the past year they have suffered a series of medical issues, falls, and trips to the emergency room. This has required many hurried flights back home, coordination of medical services (all of which seemed to need at least three follow up calls before anything would actually get done) and much worry and stress.
Our collective sanity, most importantly that of our parents, has been preserved thanks to Brandywine Elder Care Management.
BECM combines true kindness and caring with relentless and efficient pursuit of the most excellent care for our parents available. They coordinate all appointments and transportation, sourcing of medical supplies, and referrals to appropriate care and service providers and accompany Mom and Dad to appointments and records all instructions for follow up. This is exactly what we all needed! We recommend Brandywine ECM to anyone needing coordination of elder care." Steve, David, and Sue Swarthmore, PA
"I had no idea what a Care Manager was or how important the role is in handling difficult situations with families. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and needed help with my father in Pennsylvania. He was in the middle of medical and financial hardships and had to move out of the home where he and my stepmother lived for over 50 years. My stepmother was placed in a long-term nursing facility in 2011 as a result of my father suffering from a subdural hematoma and he was no longer able to care for her. Since that time, my father's health and their home have deteriorated, to the point that he eventually had to relocate to a senior assisted living facility. That's where BECM comes in.
I was referred to them due to all of the logistics, medical and financial issues and care that my father needed, and I needed them as well, to maintain my sanity. They has been there from the beginning and continues to assist me and my father. Whenever either of us calls they are quick to respond and resolves any issues. They are a blessing and considered as family because without her my father and I would have had to endure all of this on our own and it would not have been a good outcome. It is a great feeling knowing that BECM is nearby to assist my father with whatever he needs and always provides me with updates." M.S. Nevada
"Thank you again for being so helpful, and thoughtful with your information. It helped me so much to get myself going, and find all the things I needed help with." Wilmington, DE
"A number of months ago, I was in despair over my mother's situation. I found navigating the complex world of senior care to be challenging, frustrating, and at times thoroughly disheartening. Then I had the good fortune to get a recommendation for Brandywine ECM. After working with Erin for nearly a year now, through some very difficult issues, I can tell you truthfully that they are the real deal. They know their stuff and they are always there to support you. I feel like I have a team behind me now, and I no longer feel so alone in managing Mom's care. The peace of mind that has given me has been immeasurable." A.M. Delaware County
"I contacted Brandywine Elder Care Management to help check on my brother. Living a long distance away, I had tried to help him as best I could for years but his needs just became too much. I cannot say enough about Erin Kershaw and all she did! She got the help we needed and worked to improve my brother's quality of life. She was his advocate and an invaluable resource to us all. I truly regret not having hired her sooner. She is an outstanding care manager and person. I will gladly serve as a reference to anyone considering working with her." J. M. Georgia
"I am a general practice attorney with Connor, Weber & Oberlies, a regional law firm. Our firm is involved in, among other things: Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law, Creditor Relations and related Litigation in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Over the past three years we have consistently consulted with the principals at Brandywine Elder Care Management in matters affecting our clients and their families. Their support has been indispensable. Brandywine provides prompt, expert advice and quality services in matters ranging from immediate care arrangements, facilities and home care evaluations to patient/ client rights and services consultations. They have become an important resource and we recommend them without qualification." W. J. Weber