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?
Then you NEED the help of a Geriatric Care Manager!
- 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?
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.