What People Say About Carole's Help
is now offering telephone, Skype, and email consultations
designed especially for people not located in the Dallas/Fort Worth
area. We continue to offer our traditional care management services for
people located in our area.
Bob DeMarco of Alzheimer’s Reading Room
discussed his telephone consultations with Carole
and the Readers Respond:
Excerpted from an article on
Alzheimer’s Reading Room:
When I was talking to Carole Larkin, I could hear the concern and angst
in her voice. I had been talking to Carole for years, so she was around
during previous episodes when Dotty was sick.
But this time the tone of Carole's voice sounded very different than it
had in the past. I said something like, go ahead and say it. Or, tell me
what you are thinking. Carole basically told me she thought Dotty was in
One thing here that everyone should know. Carole is a geriatric care
manager. This means she has lots of experience with older people, and
older people with dementia. So she knows the signs.
It was very valuable to me to have the well informed and experienced
opinion of Carole at the time.
Others might consider hiring someone like Carole even if it is on a just
an every once in a while basis.
Readers Respond on Alzheimer's Reading
second Bob's comments about Carole Larkin. I too have spoken with Carole
and she is a very knowledgeable Geriatric Care Manager with a wealth of
resources to provide to families in need. I recommend all families to
inquire through Carole for support options in caring for their loved
one. It will be one of the best decisions you can make once you make
your call to Carole.
also have kudos for Carole Larkin. She has been so helpful in the
transition of my Mom's new life, dealing with both Parkinson's and
Alzheimer's. I highly recommend her to all who might be struggling
with new (or old) life events while helping and caring for a loved one
who is suffering.
When I read Carole Larkin’s name in the article I lit up.
Approximately, six years ago, I contacted ThirdAge Services and after speaking with Carole, I felt a huge relief.
I was no longer alone in trying to help my
When I could no longer care for mother, I placed her in an assisted
living. I did all the things people do in researching the quality
of the home and the care they promise to give. Well, after having
mother in two facilities that did not work out, I was at my wits end.
You can imagine my pain as having to relocate mother again.
Carole came to my aid. She began by performing an assessment of
mother. The assessment was to identify mother’s
physical and emotional condition to find the home that fit her needs.
If I remember correctly, Carole had about four places for us to visit.
When we got to the second place, I told Carole this is it! My mother
lived there approximately three years. No place is perfect;
however, this assisted living is close to it as far as I am concerned. I
would never have found this place; it is tucked away and small.
Carole really knows her job. She can help with memory care needs
as well as knowing how to manage all that goes on during this life
I have recommended Carole many times, as she is the best person in
my experience to help people with the difficult challenges of caring for
someone. She is a lighthouse beacon in a difficult eldercare
world. The assistance you receive from Carole is worth so much
because caring for someone without adequate knowledge brings much
Thank you for giving great advice and for acknowledging Carole and
her skills. I am forever indebted to Carole for the peace she
gave mother and me.
I can highly recommend Carole Larkin as a long-distance Geriatric Care
Manager. Eight months ago my sister, who resides in Dallas and who
has had Parkinson's for 14 years, was admitted to a skilled nursing
facility. Because I reside in New York, it became difficult for me
to look after my sister from such a long distance. Then four
months ago my sister was in a medical crisis at home and her husband was
just "hanging on" in dealing with his wife.
By a miracle, I obtained Carole to intervene as a care manager. My
sister's desire was to live at home. It was through Carole's
intervention that my sister's life was saved and she has managed to be
cared for at home. Carole accomplished many things to bring my
sister back to life. They were:
1) Carole located a nursing assistant through a reputable agency
and she interviewed several CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistant) in order
to find the best match, knowing that a CNA trained in dementia was
2) Carole obtained an RN/LPN to make daily calls to the home for
Through another agency, she located an automatic pill dispenser.
3) Carole gained help in locating important documents in the home,
organized records, delivered tax info to an accountant as well as stored
medicine in a safe place. The home was made safe in other areas
4) Carole made herself available to relatives who needed
assistance in dealing with my sister's condition. This saved me
time and reduced my anxiety as well as concerns in the family.
Carole's stabilizing influence in her professional work has not only
saved my sister's life; but, in the process, all of her family has
We were so fortunate to come across Carole Larkin in 2007 when my mother
was in her fourth year of Alzheimer's. Carole was literally a life
saver for all of us. She navigated all the care options, helping
us interview caregivers and ultimately helping us to find the right
Memory Care residence for Mom. She helped us understand
Guardianship and guided us to an attorney. She helped in every way
possible. We would have been lost without her and the last three
years of my mother's life wouldn't have been nearly as good as they were
if she had not bee on board. I cannot express how highly I
recommend her. She's the best.