A Care Manager is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults.
The Care Manager is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
The Care Manager assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Care Managers are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.
Care Management Services Include
- Scheduled and Ongoing In-Home Needs Assessments
- Accompany Client to the Physician for a Clear Report of Findings and Recommendations
- Coordination of Home Health, Therapy Services & Hospice
- Client/Family Education
- Medication Management, Education, Pharmacy Services & Local Delivery Program
- Assistance in Obtaining Medically Necessary Adaptive Equipment
- Coordination of Dentist, Physician, Laboratory or Other Medical Visits
- Coordination of Social Programs and Peer Groups
- Transportation Services
- Referrals to Elder Lawyers, Estate Planners & Local Real Estate Professionals
- Coordination of Household Needs- Gardeners, Handymen, Housecleaners & Pet Care Services
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