Serving New Orleans families since 1991, we are experts in aging well. Home Care Solutions understands that elder care issues are often complicated, chronic and complex. Finding the most viable and sustainable solutions for such needs takes understanding. Home Care Solutions Aging Life Care Management services provide families with an objective assessment and access to a broad range of supportive services. This assessment is conducted by professional Aging Live Care Managers, credentialed experts in geriatric care with specialized training in social work or nursing, who work closely with each individual and /or family to understand their specific situation. In the event of a sudden change in an aging parent’s status, families are reassured that a knowledgeable expert is ready and able to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
AGING LIFE CARE MANAGERS® – THE EXPERTS IN AGING WELL
An Aging Life Care manager™, also known as a geriatric care manager, is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. The Aging Life Care Professional is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to Aging Life Care / care management, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
Home Care Solutions Aging Life Care Managers assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Home Care Solutions Care Managers are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their
WHAT IS AGING LIFE CARE?
Aging Life Care™, is a client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Managers provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.
Professional Aging Life Care Managers help counsel and support individuals and families who are overwhelmed by care decisions. In this unique model, the Care Manager develops a personalized plan, including the right mix of services, to ensure that a client’s needs will be addressed all while honoring their values and independence. The array of client services might include the following:
- Consult, assess and make recommendations for care
- Coordinate medical appointments
- Manage crisis situantions
- Act as liaison to families at a distance and need a local professional thy can trust
- Evaluate residential options
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Our expertise is helping families with challenging issues and complex case situations. As professional Aging Life Care Managers, we provide an objective assessment and access to a broad range of resources. Consultation with a Care Manager can provide the support for problem solving and decision making that families need when faced with elder care dilemmas.
We offer a variety of individualized services to assist older adults, their families, and professionals with care planning decisions. We apply our experience and clinical social work skills and assist families in navigating the maze of medical, financial and long-term care options. Examples of our Aging Life Care Management Services include:
- Provide proactive solutions that relieve the stress of caring for elderly or chronically ill family members
- Explore options with families for medical and residential care including adult day care, assisted living and nursing home choices
- Provide recommendations for navigating Alzheimer’s and dementia care
- Schedule doctor’s visits, coordinate medical care, attend medical appointments with clients and share the results with families
- Manage crisis situations such as accompanying a client to the ER
- Assist with long term care insurance benefits process
- Recommend safety equipment and specialized supplies for the home
- Assist with bill paying and household money management
Home Care Solutions’ Aging Life Care Management services are independent of caregiver services and are billed separately at a professional rate. Contact us for more information or to receive a copy of our detailed Service Agreement
Consultation: In-Office Family Meeting
Explore your caregiving concerns, map out possible options, and receive up-to-date information about elder care resources available in the area. Includes resource information and materials as needed.
Comprehensive Assessment: In-Home Visit
Obtain an in-depth review of the older person’s abilities and needs, including physical, functional, cognitive and home safety issues. As part of the assessment, we carefully obtain family input and concerns. The assessment results in a review of options and guidance for home care and long-term care planning. Typically, meetings last two to three hours. Separate family meetings can be arranged as needed. Optional written summaries are available at an hourly rate.
Care Plan Coordination
Your care manager can also coordinate the services needed. This may include researching specific resources for care, locating appropriate care options, coordinating services or making referrals.
Ongoing Care Management and Evaluation
Receive ongoing care management home visits for monitoring and crisis management, coordination of services as needs change, reports and updates to families.