Answering Your Questions About Elder Care Assistance

What is Geriatric Care Management?

Emerald Care’s Geriatric Care Management services take a holistic, client-centered approach to helping older adults and families experience aging in a safe, supportive, autonomous, and satisfying way. Care Management helps structure a seamless experience, improve quality of care, promote client safety and independence, and relieve anxiety for the client and family.

What does a Geriatric Care Manager do?

They take a series of steps to help solve problems of older adults facing health care challenges. They also help the older adults and their families implement and monitor these solutions. A Care Manager can also provide preventative services with the goal of helping families anticipate possible needs in the future so that everyone feels supported and better prepared. They forge a positive path forward for you and your loved ones.

What is a comprehensive geriatric assessment?

It is a multidisciplinary evaluation in which the multiple problems of older people are uncovered, described, and explained, the resources and strengths of the person are catalogued, need for services assessed, and a coordinated care plan developed to focus on solutions to the person’s problems.

How do I know if I need Geriatric Care Management assistance?

Are you helping care for an older loved one and it’s not going as well as you hoped?
  • Lack of time because of other responsibilities
  • Geographical distance
  • Difficult family dynamics
  • Unfamiliarity with complex medical or legal issues
  • And, you’re really NOT sure what to do and feel completely lost?
Then you NEED the help of a Geriatric Care Manager!

How much does it cost?

Geriatric Care Managers charge clients in a variety of ways, but typically they charge on an hourly basis plus travel time. Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance very rarely pay for these costs. Long term care insurance might, but most often this is an out-of-pocket cost.

In addition to the convenience and security they provide, Care Managers usually save families money despite being an out-of-pocket cost because their needs assessments align an individual’s present condition with only those services that are necessary at that point in time. This prevents unnecessary fees from home care providers and assisted living residences.
Geriatric Assessment

Five Star Service

Emerald Care’s Five Star Geriatric Care Management Service helps solve the difficult problems of older adults and their families

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Geriatric Assessment

Geriatric Assessment

The Geriatric Assessment can be a stand-alone service and is also included in the other Emerald Care Geriatric Care Management services.

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Geriatric Assessment

Medication Management

Medication Management services assure older adults, families, and physicians that a client’s prescribed medications are managed and taken correctly.
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Geriatric Assessment

End of Life Services

These services can be provided to clients and their families facing a disease process that may lead to terminal illness.

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Geriatric Assessment

Concierge Companion Services

Emerald Care’s Concierge Companion services provide extra care and monitoring for an older person who lives in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility.
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Five Star Geriatric Care Management

The Emerald Care’s Five Star Geriatric Care Management service helps solve the difficult problems of older adults and their families such as:
  • Health concerns – physical and psychosocial
  • Functional concerns – ability to bath, dress, toilet, etc.
  • Medication compliance
  • Safety in the home
  • Caregiver burnout
  • Family dysfunction that affects the care of an older person
Emerald Care’s professional Geriatric Care Managers will:
  • Pinpoint the problems of the older adult (via a complete Geriatric assessment),
  • Come up with needed solutions (via a Care Plan),
  • Implement the solutions, and
  • Monitor the solutions.
These solutions will ultimately maintain the older person’s independence, provide peace of mind to their loved ones, and support their quality of life.
“Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials, and illnesses.”
Maggie Kuhn

Geriatric Assessment

The Geriatric Assessment can be a stand-alone service and is also included in the other Emerald Care Geriatric Care Management services. The Geriatric Assessment is a detailed written report that evaluates a problem that an older person is having which results in a care plan. The care plan focuses on solutions to the older person’s problem(s) and proposed implementations.

Some of the problems may include:
  • Can they remain safely at home?
  • What type of care and equipment do they need to remain safely at home?
  • How do you find the right in-home care and equipment?
  • How to safely discharge home after a hospitalization?
“Every problem has a solution. You just need to be creative enough to find it.”
Travis Kalanick

Medication Management Services

These services assure older adults, families, and physicians that a client’s prescribed medications are managed and taken correctly.
  • Emerald Care’s licensed Registered Nurse (RN) will set-up prescribed medicines as ordered by the client’s physicians,
  • Work towards the goal of achieving safe self-administration or family administration of medications,
  • Work closely with the client’s physician and pharmacist to help the older client achieve the best outcomes from the course of treatment.
“The right medication at the right time for the right reason.”

Home from the Hospital Services

This service solves the problems of older adults who must enter a hospital and be discharged home.
  • Emerald Care’s professional Geriatric Care Managers will assess, coordinate, guide, educate, and advocate for the client, family, and family caregiver from pre-admission through admission; hospitalization, discharge, and transition back home.
  • Preventing readmission is a major benefit of this service through monitoring clients after discharge, supporting their caregivers and family, monitoring medication and arranging home health services for rehabilitation.
  • These services can also be used when older adults transition to and from both skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities.
“Coming home is one of the most beautiful things.”
Andre Rieu

End of Life Services

These services can be provided to clients and their families facing a disease process that may lead to terminal illness. Emerald Care professional Geriatric Care Managers, with their foundation of years of experience, can provide information for making health care decisions, preparing for death, achieving closure, supporting emotional well-being, helping advocate for the best care, enhancing self-efficacy while gaining self-confidence in the ability to care for family members, assisting with monitoring the paid caregivers, and working closely with the hospice interdisciplinary team.
Our care managers will assess, coordinate, guide, educate, and advocate for the client and family through the five stages of death and dying.
“The ultimate goal, after all, is not to have a good death, but to have a good life until the very end.”
Atul Gawande

Concierge Companion Services

Emerald Care’s Concierge Companion services provide extra care and monitoring for an older person who lives in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility.
Emerald Care’s professional Geriatric Care Managers will monitor and enhance both the quality of care and quality of life of the client by ensuring that the client is receiving the right care and companionship – along with any other support the client needs – by finding an ideal companion.
A care plan will be prepared by the Geriatric Care Manager based on both a Geriatric and a Quality of Life assessment. The companion will provide the care which is monitored by the care manager. The care manager can also attend facility care conferences and medical appointments to advocate for the client
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Abraham Lincoln

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Nancy A. Bond, RN, BSN, CMC
Owner/Administrator

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