Kathy Freda of Sage Solutions, LLC has worked with my family in helping our Dad who has dementia for the last 6 months. To say that Kathy has been our guiding light in all of this confusion is an understatement. Kathy is a true professional; one who has worked tirelessly to help my dad live the best life possible. My father needed to move quite suddenly. Not knowing where to turn, Kathy completely took this impossible situation and found my father a wonderful living situation. Kathy has been an incredible foundation of support for us. She is always positive and available. Being extremely knowledgeable, Kathy shares this wealth of information and is able to connect you with the any additional professionals needed. The way Kathy interacts with my family and my dad conveys a warmth and care that is not often found in many. I truly feel that she treats my father as if he was hers. What more could you ask for from someone in which you have entrusted the care of your father? I trust Kathy implicitly in every aspect of my father’s care. Many times she has acted on behalf of my family and she completely exceeds are expectations. It has been an absolute pleasure to know and work with Kathy and Sage Solutions. I believe that in all of this confusion, difficulty, and at times, traumatic situations, Kathy is the good that has come from all of it. I highly and unequivocally recommend Kathy Freda and Sage Solutions for anyone who has a loved one in need on exceptional care as they certainly provide it.

Julie W.

I can’t say enough good things about Kathy Freda from Sage Solutions! She has acted on our behalf to help us navigate through our father’s dementia and I would overwhelmingly recommend her to anyone and everyone! Not only has she helped us with finding a place for my father, getting him set up with care but he also connects with her and recognizes her as someone that he knows and feels safe with every time he sees her. She has gone above and beyond in everything we have needed…we would have been absolutely lost going through this process without her.

Kelley C.

Kate Thaisz of Sage Solutions gave our family kind and invaluable assistance in managing our father’s care in the past year. We scheduled an initial consultation with her to ask her what was available, financially and medically, to help our father cope with his advancing Parkinson’s disease while remaining in his home. Our plan ended up changing completely with a sudden deterioration in his condition, which necessitated an emergency hospitalization, finding a nursing home within a week, and beginning a Medicaid application. Kate was immediately available to help, and at every stage of the process did research, made phone calls, attended family meetings with an elder care lawyer, and visited our choice of nursing home several times to ensure our father’s needs were being met. Kate provided us with an upfront estimate of the cost of services, and was scrupulous in keeping us updated with the time she was putting in assisting us. Her knowledge was extremely helpful in navigating the procedures and paperwork involved, and she was clearly committed to helping our family get through these difficult transitions with the best outcome possible for all of us. We cannot recommend her services highly enough.

Meg and Amy

I am an estate planning & elder law attorney with an elderly client who was in need of a geriatric care manager, although he had resisted it for years. We chose Sage Solutions and could not be more pleased with our decision. Kate Thaisz has been the consummate professional. She oversees our client’s doctors’ visits, determines which ones are worthwhile for her to attend, and coordinates all communication between his providers and caregivers to ensure that everyone stays informed. She is knowledgeable, practical and a real team player. Kate’s unique listening skills, coupled with her pleasant demeanor have made her instrumental in insuring that our client receives the care he needs, and she has won the client over. If you’re looking for an exceptional care manager, I highly recommend Sage Solutions and Kate Thaisz.

J. Thomas V.

Kate Thaisz worked for me approximately one year – I hired Sage Solutions to (1) assist in exploring a possible transfer of patient from Florida to Connecticut (2) interface with family members who were novices with caregiving protocol and (3) deal with staffing issues from time to time. Kate excelled in every area and surpassed my expectations. She was stellar in explanations to family members who were questioning patient’s care program. She was available 24/7 – and much of her best work was done on weekends assisting me with memos and communications to family members. I’ve been a caregiver in several situations the past 25 years and dealt with many providers of all stripes. Kate was one of the best and easiest to deal with – and I felt she “cared” about both the patient and my recurring dilemmas in dealing with the situation. Recommend her highly – anyone needing help in managing a caregiver situation can probably benefit from her expertise, experience and conscientious work ethic – she’s excellent – 5-star. If you want to reduce the stress involved in your caregiver status (which can be high) hire this woman. Any dollars spent on their services will be well used, reduce your anxiety about the responsibility and result in higher quality care for your patient.

Robert

Sage Solutions truly is a thoroughly trained, extremely experienced and very compassionate team of individuals that care so much for your loved one, they are family. Our family has 4 siblings in 4 different states, but now we feel we have a team of 8 helping care for our parents with the 4 additions to the care-taking crew thanks to Sage Solutions’ expertise. We have felt a great amount of relief and much hope that with Sage Solutions as part of our parent’s care-taking team, Mom and Dad do and will have the highest quality of life possible. Don’t hesitate to contact and hire them. You need them now and you will be glad to have them in the future that is nearer than you think. They are truly what they say they are.

Julie D.

I was appointed Conservator for an elderly gentleman who was residing in a nursing home. He had fairly advanced dementia and I knew that he wasn’t getting a lot of attention where he was because the staff is so stretched for time, and, he also had no family nearby. I have known Kathy (owner of Sage Solutions) for over a decade and knew she could help this man improve his life in some way. Kathy assessed him and found, among many other things, that he didn’t speak at all; he uttered a few sounds occasionally, but not more than that. After collaborating with some of the facility’s staff, Kathy then embarked upon a plan to enrich this man’s life ~ and, ultimately, she did. Over several months time, Kathy was able to elicit verbal responses, smiles, and even laughter, from a man who had been virtually silent until then. She played music for him, showed him photos of places he lived when he was younger, surrounded him with beautiful scents, and, most of all, made eye contact with him, spoke to him, and let him know that someone really cared. I have no doubt that this gentleman’s quality of life was enhanced by Kathy’s genuine and creative work as well as her heartfelt care for him. I would recommend her to anyone who needed advice or assistance with their loved one.

James F., Elderlaw Attorney

Sage Solutions provided amazing care to my mother who suffers from dementia. Kathy was kind, gentle and compassionate with my mom and her care often resulted in “breakthroughs” or “awakenings” with my mom’s dementia. It was comforting for us to know our mother was in such good hands. Kathy was an excellent resource for my siblings and me – she was there to answer our questions or listen to us when we were sad or feeling helpless – she always knew what to say to comfort us, or had recommendations to “reach” our mom. I would highly recommend hiring Kathy to help with an elderly loved one.

Lisa D.

Joanne describes the benefits of working with Kathryn Freda.

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Well, my husband had just passed away and I was floundering.  I didn’t know what to do.  I didn’t know who to contact and my family was after me to sell the house.

I contacted Kathy at this particular crazy time because I was unable to cope with my husband’s passing.  Kathy helped me at this particular time by being objective.  She listened to me, and listened to my concerns as to: where I was going to live; how I was going to live; establishing a budget; checking my finances; and putting everything down so that I was comfortable with her suggestions.

She was willing to take me to other places to look at them and see if they would be satisfactory.  But of course, they weren’t.  I didn’t want to go anywhere else.  I wanted to stay here.

Kathy’s help went beyond the financial situation.  She was concerned about me and what would make me happy – with my husband passing, and I live in this house all alone, that I not be alone. I’m a people person and she knows this.  She even went to get me an application to volunteer at a senior center.  She wants to be sure that I get out of the house and meet people and not curl up and say, “woe is me”, but that there is a life and to live it!

I’ve had a tremendous amount of relief with Kathy knowing that she’s there to help me through all of this and give me peace of mind so I can sleep at night.

If you don’t know where to turn or you don’t know what to do, I would recommend, strongly, that you contact Kathy as I’m sure it would be well worth the phone call.