Overview

As a hospital Social Worker for many years, Dianne C. McGraw saw first-hand the fragmentation of health services and gaps in needed community resources, resulting in frustration for families and many unmet needs felt by their loved ones. She established Care Management Solutions in 1991 with a vision of quality services and dignified care for elderly persons and their families.

With the addition of in home sitter companion services, our name was changed to Home Care Solutions in 2001.

Dianne is part of a growing organization of professional Aging Life Care Managers with similar goals and values. The Aging Life Care Association™ formerly, The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, was founded in 1986 by a cutting-edge group of clinical social workers, nurses and gerontologists who shared a mission of promoting high quality, individually-tailored care for the elderly. For more information, please visit the site at www.aginglifecare.org.

Dianne is an active member of this national association and is Care Manager Certified (CMC), representing a standard of excellence in the profession and adherence to the ALCA code of ethics. She has made significant contributions to NAPGCM over the years, both on a national level and in their regional chapter. Dianne is a past president of ALCA and currently serves on its national board of directors as President elect (2015)

The company has evolved over the years, services have expanded in response to requests from professionals, as well as the changing needs of client families. Personalized consultation and recommendations to families remain the cornerstone of the company’s care management service. Home Care Solutions also offers Bill Manager services to assist clients needing support with bookkeeping and bill payments.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Our expertise is helping families with challenging issues and complex case situations. As professional Geriatric Care Managers, we provide an objective assessment and access to a broad range of resources. Consultation with a Geriatric 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 famlies in navigating the maze of medical, financial and long-term care options. Examples of our Geriatric 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.

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