What does our Geriatric Care Managers do?
Our Professional Geriatric Care Manager is a specialist who helps families who are providing care for older relatives. The Care Managers will generally have a specialty in one health care field but is trained and experienced in any of several fields related to care management.
Personalized & Compassionate Service
When a family is unsure of what needs to be done for a parent or where to turn for help, a Care Manager can point them in the right direction with the right contacts.
After an initial assessment and visits with those involved, a plan of care is presented.
KAYC Care Management Services
- Care planning assessments
- On-going medication set-up/management
- Guardianship assistance
- Coordination of all home care services
- Screening, arranging, monitoring of in-home help
- Referral of appropriate professionals for all ranges of services
- Crisis Intervention
- Acting as a liaison to families at a distance
- Assistance in moving
- Education and advocacy
- Counseling and support
- Fiduciary and court supervision
- Preparation of documented health history/medication list for MDs
- Education on Advance Directives
- Provision of community resources/set-up of Emergency Response System (Lifeline)
- Depression screening
- Clinical oversight by RN
- Wellness visits
- Review of long term care insurance for benefits
Long-distance Geriatric Care Management and Monitoring
Your care manager will monitor and/or coordinate care tailored to the specific needs of your loved one. Services may include:
- home visits
- phone checks
- coordination with medical professionals and community resources
- regular communication with family members or other support persons
Benefits of Care Management Services
- Offered in a variety of settings
- Short-term or ongoing assistance for long-term caregivers
- Personalized services
- Reduce miscommunications, time, stress, and costs to clients.
- Efficiency and flexibility
- Cost control
- Matching the services to the client's needs
- Ongoing monitoring can prevent costly crises and unnecessary hospitalizations