This company and the service it provides is well worth every penny. For us we couldn't sort out which of Mom's problems were due to the facility she was in, which were hers, and where she should go from there. I was exhausted trying to manage all the coordination, and Mom felt her children were pushing her in a direction she didn't want to go.
Through the evaluation and recommended plan, Mom felt very involved and Shanna and her team were able to convince Mom it was the right way to go. They also helped a great deal with the logistics involved, and their knowledge of facilities and systems is invaluable.
Individual families are learning everything fresh with no expertise at all. It is time-consuming, scary, and frustrating. Ripple has experience in just this type thing and I think it is well worth your while to get their expert help. Yes, it may seem a little pricey — but I assure you it is NOT as expensive as the Internet says the average company charges per hour ... and I think the time saved/knowledge gained is well worth it.
P.S. Watching the way Ripple Life Care Planning staff interact with the facilities also taught me a great deal about what is effective and what is not. And sometimes facilities are convinced it is a problem patient/family ... when in fact they just want care — and Shanna is able to organize and convey that.