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Seniors Aging in Place with the Assistance of a Personal Concierge

Most adults would prefer to age in place. In fact, 78 percent of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age.(1)

Most adults would prefer to age in place. In fact, 78 percent of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 report that they would prefer to stay in their current residence as they age.(1) This desire to age in place is an issue that is certainly pertinent to the nation today.  That being said, what services are offered to compliment this aging process?  For one, Judie Kaplan anticipated this need and launched her business, Judie Kaplan Personal Concierge to “Westchesterites”.  She provides a valuable service to the senior population by assisting them in maintaining their sense of independence while performing tasks that enhance their ADL (activities of daily living).  The sky is the limit for service that can be provided to the elderly.  The focus should be on helping them maintain their quality of life and doing that their way.

Seniors often pay more for medical care due to confusing insurance practices, including filing and tracking claims. A personal concierge will assist seniors by comparing medical records with medical bills to catch mistakes or erroneous charges. At times, they can also help reverse denied claims. Click to read how Westchester Personal Concierge Recovers Hundreds of Dollars.

Judie assists her clientele with life activities. These include but are not limited to:

  • Arrange for Vehicle Maintenance and/or other Services
  • Arrange Home Services i.e. Cleaning, Maintenance, and Lawn Care
  • Assist with De Cluttering and Home Organization Tasks
  • Assist with Letter Writing and Emails
  • Bill Pay, Bookkeeping and Banking
  • Food Shopping  
  • Gift Buying
  • Help Plan for the Holidays
  • Help Plan Travel and Make Arrangements
  • Plan and Arrange Social Activities
  • Run Errands or Make Deliveries


(1) Taken from AARP website "Beyond 50.05: A Report to the Nation on Livable Communities: Creating Environments for Successful Aging"

Judie Kaplan is the founder and president of Judie Kaplan Personal Concierge serving Westchester County with the mission to give folks back the gift of time; life’s most precious gift. Judie is from Mount Kisco and knows the area well and is the “go-to, get it done person”. www.judiekaplan.com

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FirstLight HomeCare February 23, 2013 at 05:14 PM
So many times we have seen family, friends or neighbors, who are on their own, and many times the first time we help is when something has happened. Having someone such as Judie engage an individual who is on their own, not only makes the home safer and provides much needed engagement to help keep a person mentally active, but also, it allow's observation for changes in physical capabilities, mental alertness (maybe due to a medication change) and to discretely notify the relevant support groups in the area BEFORE something serious happens, such as a simple fall, which as we all know, can be life threatening for an elderly person Thanks for sharing Judie, Looking forward to your next article
Caregiver Access February 26, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Judie is invaluable to our Family Caregivers. We are proud to have her as part of our CaregiverAccess.org family. Check out all the resources on http://caregiveraccess.org/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=194%3Ajudie-kaplan&catid=100%3Aresource-orgs&Itemid=208
Caregiver Access February 26, 2013 at 09:44 PM
You are so right Vincent. Your agency is another great resource when in the home care is required. http://www.firstlighthomecare.com/

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