When it becomes clear that an older person can no longer live alone entirely unassisted, the person and family members may be unsure of what services are available in the community to help. They may wonder how to obtain community services. A geriatric care manager can help.
Most professional care managers have experience in either nursing or social work. Many have special training in issues involving eldercare. Their job is to assess a client's needs, then match those needs with services available in the community.
A care manager will usually begin a client relationship by assessing the client's health status, living situation, and needs. During an interview, many things are evaluated, such as physical, medical, and mental conditions, along with legal, financial, and government benefits. Housing, family, social situation, and the activities of daily living are also evaluated. A written report of this assessment is provided, with recommendations as to services available to meet identified needs.
If the client and family wish, the care manager can arrange the needed services and provide follow-up care and monitoring to ensure that necessary services are effectively and professionally delivered. We also ensure that the client's needs are being met over an extended period. If moving to an assisted living or nursing facility is appropriate, a care manager can help identify and evaluate the options available.
When caregiving gets complicated, care managers are a great resource for managing and balancing several issues. They can implement assistance and keep multiple family members updated. They can serve as a surrogate for long-distance caregivers. They can also help with family communication, meetings, and settling disagreements. They serve as an advocate in dealing with healthcare, insurance plans, and so forth.
We assist seniors with tasks such as getting ready in the morning and settling in for the night.
We help seniors maintain a household and an independent life with tasks like cooking, cleaning, laundry, sewing, and similar jobs.
Our professional caregivers can simply be there to give your loved one quality company and friendship.
We can handle medication schedules so your loved ones take them when they should with the correct dosage.
Although we attempt to avoid guardianship, sometimes it is necessary. A guardian is a person who is legally responsible for managing the affairs of an incapacitated person.
At Aging Allies, we want to ease the process and your concerns while enriching the lives of you or your loved ones through in-home care for seniors in South Florida. We also offer in-home senior care in the Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie County areas. Call us today to schedule a free at-home assessment.view all caregiver services