Healthy Seniors of Steele County
Aging Care Manager - Living at Home Block Nurse
500 Dunnell Dr, Owatonna, MN, 55060-4751
Distance: 936 Miles
Aging life care managers act as guides and advocates for older people and their families.
Also known as senior care managers or geriatric care managers, these experts help older adults live at home rather than in a facility. They can provide any of the following services, although this is not an exhaustive list:
* In-home assessment and monitoring
* Planning and problem-solving
* Match needs and services
* Coordinate care
* Support family caregivers
* Assist with transitions to and from facilities outside the home
These professionals typically have a background in social work, psychology, nursing, or gerontology. They also have specific expertise in assessing, planning, and serving the needs of older adults.
Individual needs assessments determine and coordinate the resources needed to keep Steele County seniors healthy, safe and independent in their own homes.
The service team helps identify areas of daily life where support may be needed by:
* Suggesting trusted, affordable resources for chores, financial help, personal care, activities, transportation, medical or legal issues, and more
* Apply for government or other programs to help pay for services
* Locate housing alternatives such as assisted living, subsidized apartments or senior living communities
* Navigate life changes and help with planning for future needs
They can also assist with securing needed services and managing those services over the course of care.
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Assessments are free
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LH-6300.5500Medical Social Work Definition
Programs that provide support services for patients and their families during hospitalization and upon discharge, for people receiving outpatient services, for previous patients and for other people not previously associated with the facility who need the service. Included are consultation and the coordination of available services for the patient's continuing care at home or in a short or long-term care facility; or whatever other support may be needed to help resolve the logistical, social and psychological problems related to the illness.
LH-6300.6550Personal Health Care Advocate Services Definition
Programs that help people navigate through the maze of doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, outpatient centers, insurance and payment systems, patient-support organizations and other components of the health care system with the objective of supporting timely delivery of quality care and ensuring that patients, survivors and families are satisfied with their encounters with the health care system. Personal health care advocates are trained health care workers, often nurses, or volunteers familiar with the health care system who work independently of any health care institution. They help patients identify specialists, coordinate appointments with providers to assure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services, provide "cheat sheets" of questions, and lay out the choices patients have in plain English. They may also ensure that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments, accompany patients to medical appointments, arrange language translation or interpretation services, facilitate financial support and help with paperwork, negotiate insurance claims, arrange transportation and/or child/elder care, provide access to clinical trials and facilitate linkages to follow-up services. Some programs contract with employers to serve as personal advocates for employees who are ill. Others work exclusively with individuals who have specific illnesses, e.g., cancer.
PH-1000Case/Care Management Definition
Programs that develop plans for the evaluation, treatment and/or care of individuals who, because of age, illness, disability or other difficulties, need assistance in planning and arranging for services; which assess the individual's needs; coordinate the delivery of needed services; ensure that services are obtained in accordance with the case plan; and follow up and monitor progress to ensure that services are having a beneficial impact on the individual. Case management is a collaborative process characterized by communication, advocacy and resource management to promote high quality, cost-effective interventions and outcomes.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
YD-3300Informal Caregivers Definition
Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.