Aging Life Care Management
Definition: The process of planning and coordinating care for those with physical and/or mental impairments in order to meet their long-term care needs, improve their quality of life, and maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Agapé Home Care’s Aging Life Care Managers adhere to a client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Our Care Managers have an in-depth knowledge and experience in managing challenging situations and the transitions aging family members may face. Our nationally-certified Managers can assure continuity of care between care settings and professionals, and offer resources for specific health situations.
Here are just a few of the Aging Life Care services we offer:
- Conducting care-planning assessments to identify needs, problems and eligibility for assistance
- Screening, arranging and monitoring in-home services
- Reviewing financial, legal or medical issues; offering referrals to specialists to avoid future problems and to conserve assets
- Providing crisis intervention
- Acting as a liaison to families near or far
- Making sure things are going well and alerting families of any issues
- Assisting with moving clients to or from a retirement complex, assisted living facility, rehabilitation facility or nursing home
- Providing client and family education and advocacy
- Offering family support
Agapé Home Care professionals are experienced with in-home care for clients with dementia / Alzheimer’s, COPD, heart failure, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, as well as post-op needs from orthopedic and other surgeries.
When should we hire an Aging Life Care Manager?
- When there’s no local support system in place, or family is not available or lives too far away to assist regularly
- Family members are unable to determine needs, agree on options, or arrange for or oversee care
- Medication Management is necessary for the safety and wellbeing of the senior
- If the burden of providing care is threatening the health of the spouse or primary caregiver
- Your loved one displays inappropriate behavior, uses poor judgment or may be easily victimized