Geriatric Care Management
Helping seniors age in the best place possible – home
A lot goes into taking care of our aging loved ones. Families can feel overwhelmed; too far away or too busy to provide the care that’s needed. Still, the desire to live out one’s remaining years at home is powerful, especially when a move is perceived as a loss of dignity.
For the family of someone who wishes to age in place, our O’Connell Geriatric Care Management program is designed to provide you a reliable and competent solution for filling the care gaps the family cannot fill themselves alone.
Part-time or full-time, our company’s mission is to decrease family stress and increase our clients’ quality of life. We also act as the clients advocates at times when the primary caregiver is absent to ensure the client wishes are being respected and their needs met.
We are Guide – Advocate – Care Coordinator
O’Connell Care Geriatric care managers play a variety of roles in the care of our clients. They typically have training in nursing, palliative care, social work, gerontology, or other health service areas. They also receive training to have basic knowledge of family dynamics, psychology, and human development.
The goal of our professional geriatric care managers is to help individuals, families and other caregivers adjust to and cope with the challenges of aging or disability.
Among the services we provide are:
- Conducting an assessment of the client’s and family’s needs.
- Developing a plan based on those needs and seeing that it is implemented.
- Screening, arranging for, and monitoring in-home help.
- Coordinating other care services, including elder care, companion care, custodial care or respite care, and home health aides
- Acting as a liaison with families who live at a distance, reassuring them that things are going well and alerting them to any problems or changes in their loved one’s condition
- Assisting with management of doctors’ appointments and medications
- Providing a continuum of care to seniors and others living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia
- Offering counseling and support and, when necessary, crisis intervention.
If you have a loved one living far from you. If your work and life circumstances prevent you from being a full-time caregiver. If you want the peace of mind of knowing a loved one is not alone, our Geriatric Care Management Program may a solution for you.