Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

A: Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a cluster of symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It is the most commonly diagnosed but there are several other types of dementia that are very common.

Q: How can I introduce care into my parent’s life?

A: Introducing care is a big change for someone with dementia. Whether it is a stranger coming into the home, a family member providing intimate care, or moving into a dementia care community. Take it slow and adjust for that person. If your loved one is having trouble adjusting, we can help develop individual techniques. The Stay Away method is one technique but it is not right for everyone. You can read more about it for Home Care here or Dementia Care Community here.

Q: Are Trovato, LLC’s services billed through insurance?

A: No.  However, Mikki Firor is a Gerontologist, M.S., So, some clients have been reimbursed by their Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Policy. You should contact your LTC provider to inquire.  You may want to speak to your accountant about deductions for Trovato’s services.

Q: What areas do you serve?

A: While Trovato’s home base is in Annapolis, MD, we work nationwide. We have several options for working with Trovato. To discuss them, schedule your Free Consultation.

Q: If I hire Trovato, how long will the working relationship last?

A: This varies from client to client. 

For professionals, we often stay with a company or community as their consultant providing ongoing support, training, coaching, and solutions to challenging expressions.

With families and friends, our goal is to assess, create a plan, and implement the plan so that you can be confident on your own.  So, the bulk of the work is up front and we provide ongoing light support until there is a shift, decline, or new challenge to work on.

Q: When is my loved one not safe living at home?

A: This is a tough question. But typically, when they are not able to identify unsafe conditions and/or how to manage those safe conditions. Are they a risk to others or themselves? For example, can they identify a fire as a dangerous situation and do they know how to safely and appropriately handle the situation? Trovato, LLC conducts a cognitive assessment that addresses just this.

Q: How is Trovato, LLC different from a Care Manager?

A: We dedicate ourselves to being dementia experts with a unique philosophy. We strive to ensure our focus does not stray from dementia care and best practices so we are up to date on the latest and most effective non-pharmacological treatments for the behaviors and concerns of dementia. We truly specialize in dementia. We work with several Care Managers who provide support to our clients while we provide support to theirs.