A professional social worker will consult with individuals/family members to determine if services are needed/wanted which would assist elders to remain as independent as possible, hopefully, in their own homes. They will explore how care related to acute or chronic medical issues or disabilities might be coordinated on a short-term or long-term basis. The goal is to maximize independence and autonomy of the elder(s) in coordination with family, medical and other professionals while safety and security concerns are also addressed. There is no fee for the consultation.
The Care Plan will be developed specifically to meet the needs of each client. The Senior Care Manager will screen, coordinate and monitor the services with the client and his/her family. Services are personalized, but may include:
- Housing—assisting in finding new housing or modifying existing home
- Home Care Attendants—housekeeping, cooking, etc.
- Medical Management—accompany to medical appointments, secure medication management services
- Social Activities Arrangements
- Advanced Directives—End-of-Life Care Plans
- Entitlements—financial, medical, etc.
- Referrals to Geriatric Professionals—Attorneys, Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation
- Communication Assistance—assisting when keeping in touch with family and friends
- Safety & Security—environmental, technology assistance, etc.
- Crisis Intervention & Support
- Advocacy—to guarantee services as needed