For Caregivers: Programs and Services
Caregivers can be anyone from a child of an aging parent to a family member or a close friend. As a caregiver, you help manage many aspects of someone else’s care—ranging anywhere from minor care during a short period of time to more complex care long-term. Whatever your role or the time frames of the care, VNA Nazareth Home Care can be a resource to you and the one for whom you care.
We understand your responsibility, which is why we offer caregiver education, as needed, with all of our programs and services. If there is anything additional we can provide to you in order to make your care giving easier, please let us know.
Now Offering a New Service: Geriatric Care Management
VNA Hearts to Homes is pleased to announce Geriatric Care Management, a new service designed to address the increasingly complex needs of aging adults and their families.
Client services include:
- Complimentary consultation to assess needs
- Individualized plans
- Crisis intervention and monitoring of outcomes
- Advocacy within the health care system
- Long-term planning
- Referrals to appropriate community resources
- Education about viable options
- Counseling and support for family and caregivers
Based on a comprehensive assessment and consultation with family and caregivers, our experienced Nurse Care Manager prepares and delivers a customized plan to address your loved one’s medical and non-medical needs.
What is Geriatric Care Management?
How do you know if a parent’s needs have changed and more care is necessary?
Once adult children decide that a parent needs assistance, the next step is determining what kind. Adult daycare, meal delivery, psychiatric counseling, home health services, home safety modifications, interaction at a senior center, installing an emergency response service—these are just a few things that can make a big difference to an older adult living alone, who most likely wants to remain at home. Assisted living isn’t always the only answer.
A New Solution
Consider consulting a geriatric care manager. Care managers work closely with each elderly parent and his or her family, making a detailed assessment to find out what solutions are needed—and will be more likely accepted. In addition, a care manager can often help a parent understand the need for change.
Resistance to any kind of change is common, especially among the senior population. That’s where having an objective third party involved can be helpful. Geriatric care managers can make this time of transition easier for everyone. Even if adult children live out of the area, we can be their eyes and ears so a parent’s everyday well-being will no longer be such a worry.
For more information about Geriatric Care Management, please call Hearts to Homes at (502) 412-7732.