What is a Care Manager?
A Care Manager is a qualified health and human services
professional who has specialized knowledge and experience
related to health care, aging and disability issues. A Care
Manager can be a social worker, nurse, gerontologist, or
person from a closely related discipline who can assess
an individual's needs and assist the client in maximizing
their full potential and maintaining their health, safety
and independence. A Care Manager is an experienced guide
and support to families who are trying to manage a loved
one's care from a distance. Care Managers are expert problem-solvers
who find and coordinate the services and resources you need.
Senior Care Connections' Care Managers assist in coordinating
a wide variety of services.
The range of in-home services coordinated by our care manager
include home health or companion services, home physician
services, home delivered medications, grocery or meal delivery
services, personal emergency response systems, medication
reminder systems, transportation, respite care, adult day
care and much more.
If appropriate, your care manager will facilitate a move
to a senior apartment, assisted living facility or nursing
home, depending on your unique needs.
Your care manager will act as your advocate, negotiating
the complex medical and social service systems on your behalf.
In addition, your care manager will guide you and your family
through future care planning issues, ensuring that you understand
all of your care options and their associated costs.