How Case Management Can Help Seniors Achieve Continuity of Care

Case Management

Case management is an important component of senior care at home.

Multiple doctors and specialists. A plethora of medications, which seem to change by the day. Blood work, tests, and more tests. For seniors with chronic health conditions – and even those without – managing life while aging can be complex.

And although in-home caregiving services are wonderful and extremely beneficial to help older adults remain safe and thriving in the comfort of home, there are many occasions where the addition of case management services can make all the difference in maximizing quality of life, overall health, and wellbeing.

“Caring for a senior can often be an overwhelming process,” explains Cathryn A. Devons, assistant clinical professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She adds that having the counseling and advocacy of a case manager relieves pressure from family caregivers, many of whom are juggling caring for children at home, working outside of the home, and managing their own households.

What Is Case Management?

A case manager, who is either an LPN (licensed practical nurse) or RN (registered nurse), is specially trained and experienced in evaluating the care needs of seniors through assessments as well as collaboration with other medical personnel, family members, caregivers, and other relevant resources. In addition, the case manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Making sure any legal and ethical issues are addressed
  • Working with insurance companies to ensure proper reimbursement is obtained
  • Facilitating hospital admissions/discharges
  • Meeting with members of the senior’s health care team as needed
  • And more

At Visiting Care Giving Services, a provider of trusted home care and dementia care in St. Charles and surrounding areas, we’re pleased to offer professional case management in conjunction with our exceptional caregiving services, providing seniors and the families who love them with a full continuum of care – seamlessly meeting needs now and as needs change over time.

Our case managers are nurses with a heart for the senior population, who are compassionate, great problem-solvers and communicators, and who go the extra mile to make sure seniors have access to the best possible care and resources.

Contact the aging care team at Visiting Care Giving Services to find out more about how case management services can improve quality of life for a senior loved one. We’ll be happy to schedule a free in-home assessment to learn more about the challenges the senior is facing, and to propose creative, effective solutions to make each day the very best it can be.

You can reach us any time at (636) 493-9058 or complete our simple online contact form to get started! Our experts offer home care, case management services, and dementia care in St. Charles and nearby areas.