Care Coordination Services
Our Collaborative Care Model was designed with the best interests of our clients and their loved ones in mind. We take the time to know our clients personally so we can deliver the highest quality care. As a registered professional member of the Aging Life Care Association, we are required to meet stringent education, experience and certification requirements and adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. Rest assured we have the knowledge necessary to facilitate the care selection process and care coordination for aging relatives.
Our services include:
Comprehensive Client & Home Assessment
Benefits Analysis including Entitlement Benefits (VA, SSI, SSA & Long Term Care)
Individualized Care Plan Design & Implementation
Senior-Based Medical Advocacy
Set Up & Coordination of Care Management & Services, including Doctor Appts. & Changes in Care
Referrals to an Array of Reputable Professional Resources
Medication Management (in conjunction with physician and nurse)
24-hour Emergency Response
What is a care coordinator?
According to an article in The New York Times, “A professional geriatric care manager has been educated in various fields of human services — social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology — and trained to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide services for the elderly and their families. Advocacy for older adults is a primary function of the care manager.”
Not every family has the time or energy to plan, coordinate, and implement all the moving parts that come with caring for an aging loved one. A care manager takes the role of nurse, social worker, and general life manager off the plate of loved ones.
Who would benefit from the services of a care coordinator?
While the majority of our clients are elderly adults, we also work with younger adults who face challenges of disability, serious illness or mental health problems. We can assist with care coordination in the following situations:
- If your loved one has limited or no local family support and you’re looking to reduce travel time.
- If you have limited time/expertise in dealing with chronic care needs and do not know where to turn.
- If you are feeling overwhelmed or confused by care solutions.
- If you have limited expertise in dealing with chronic care needs and do not live close by.
- Care managers ensure more positive outcomes for patients, which can reduce hospital readmissions or other health issues that could lead to greater costs.
- If you are looking to reduce hospital readmissions that can add up to greater costs.