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.
What is Geriatric Care Management?
Geriatric Care Management assists to decrease stress levels and facilitate communication needs for local and long-distance caregivers attempting to manage the daily, ever-changing responsibilities of caring for a loved one. Our continued involvement can be as little or as much as desired. Our success is measured in the quality of life achieved by our client and the peace of mind our assistance brings to the family.
With more and more families dispersed geographically, adult children who live far away from their elderly parents face ongoing worry about their health and safety. As aging parents, particularly those who live alone, face medical and mobility issues, questions relating to their physical, social and psychological well-being arise.
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.
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.
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
How do you know if a parent's needs have changed and more care is necessary?
For more information about Geriatric Care Management, please call Hearts to Homes at (502) 412-7732.