In addition to overseeing the needs of day-to-day home care, our Aging Life Care Managers can assist in the following areas:
Help families evaluate and select the appropriate level of housing or residential option, from aging in place to assisted living facilities.
Home Care Services
Determine the types of services that are right for a client and assist the family to engage and monitor those services.
Attend doctor appointments with client; facilitate communication between doctor, client, and family; and, if appropriate, monitor the client’s adherence to medical orders and instructions.
Facilitate opportunities for and encourage the client to engage in social, recreational, or cultural activities that enrich the quality of life.
Refer client to or consult with an elder law attorney; provide expert opinion for courts in determining level of care.
Review or oversee bill paying or consult with accountant, fiduciary or client’s Power of Attorney.
Provide information on federal and state entitlements; connect families to local programs.
Safety and Security
Monitor the client at home; recommend technologies to add to security or safety; observe changes and potential risks of exploitation or elder abuse.
Coordinate the care of a loved one for families that live at a distance. Long-distance care may involve
- Identifying and engaging local, cost-effective resources as needed
- Preparing a customized care plan after a comprehensive assessment
- Modifying the plan, in consultation with client and family, as circumstances change
- Crisis management