Care Management Program
How Our Comprehensive Elder Care Management Works
Understanding the elder care manager’s process will help you to know what to expect and to choose the best care manager for your situation. Every client is unique and has very particular care management needs. To best understand those needs, your professional elder care manager at Advocare will follow a time-tested process to identify concerns, propose solutions, and take action. Here are the three steps in our Florida elder care management process:
First, your elder care manager will conduct a comprehensive in-person care management assessment. The interview questions will cover medical history, current health and living situation, diet, daily activities, cognitive (memory and thinking skills), finances, insurance and more. Interviews are done with elders and their families (if possible). For family members that live out of town, telephone interviews are conducted.
Second, your elder care manager creates a customized client Care Plan. The care plan includes the results of the assessment as well as recommendations by the elder care manager. Recommendations are provided in great detail including professional and medical resources in the community to support the needs of the elder. A client care plan will cover a broad range of issues including medical, psycho-social, personal hygiene, diet, home safety and more. The care plan will provide a firm idea of the scope of needed support, which helps the family budget for services.
Third, the elder care manager will arrange for needed services. Elder care managers are wonderful sources of information for community services for seniors and their families. South Florida is abundant in these services. The Elder Care Managers of Advocare are professionally trained to match the services with the needs of the elder client.
For children with busy careers or living out of town while attempting to care for their elderly parents, an elder care manager is an excellent “tool” to help in this burden. Communication between family members improves, communication between services and client improves and most importantly, the elderly parent or loved one receives the best possible care.
Elder care managers continue to monitor the needs of the elder. Elder care managers will schedule regular visits to re-assess and continuously monitor the health and well being of the client. These are needed as changes will continue to progress with both the elder and the family dynamics. As professionals, elder care managers can usually spot issues before they become problems.
So, if you’re in need of Florida elder care management services, contact Advocare and our Professional Elder Care Managers. We love what we do and we will be delighted to help you. Call us today!
Amy Seigel and Advocare client Ellen Flynn are interviewed by Smart Money TV in the segment “Mom It’s Time to Talk.” The segment addresses how to have a conversation with parents about accepting care and support.