For anyone who has lost sleep worrying how their parents or loved ones are doing, hiring a Care Manager is a worthwhile investment.
CareGivers America’s Care Managers are Registered Nurses certified through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. They oversee all aspects of a client’s care, ensuring he/she receives proper health care services at home or in a facility. In many circumstances, these representatives act as the eyes and the ears for loved ones who are geographically limited in the support they can provide to their loved ones.
What is Care Management?
Care Management includes:
- A personal assessment covers a range of issues relevant to your loved one’s health and living situation, including:
- Conducting care plan visits to identify a client’s needs based on a seven-part assessment tool
- Seeking out government resources to provide in-home care
- Assisting with bill paying and insurance coverage
- Providing counseling and support services
- Arranging and monitoring in-home assistance
- Coordinating transportation for errands and physician’s appointments
- Attending physician appointments as a family liaison
- Ensuring medication compliance through weekly or bi-weekly pill box fills or medication reminders
- Conducting regular visits and provide status reports to loved ones
- Recommending appropriate living facilities
- Providing crisis intervention
- Suggesting community events or outings
- Encouraging appropriate behaviors for safe and healthy living
- A care plan is developed that includes the results of the assessment, recommendations, and referrals for local care options.
- Ongoing monitoring of needs can be conducted to determine if the care plan needs to be adjusted.