Pathfinder Care Management
Aging Care Manager
4826 Chicago Ave, Ste 205, Minneapolis, MN, 55417-1063
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.
Offers professional services and solutions in the areas of geriatric care management to assist older adults and their families
* Care planning
* Accompany to medical appointments and during hospital stay
* Assistance with insurance, Medicare, and benefit forms
* Care coordination and relocation services
* Facilitating family meetings
* On-call Advocate Program:
- Annual subscription program for families who want to be prepared for a caregiving emergency
- In the event of a crisis or emergency situation, a care manager is available 24/7
At Home Services
- Friendly visiting
Licenses and Certifications
- Aging Life Care Association Professional
- Private pay
- 24 hours a day
- Older adults
Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington and Wright counties
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LF-4900.2050Geriatric Assessment Definition
Programs, generally staffed by an interdisciplinary team comprising a geriatrician, a nurse, a social worker and a pharmacist, that evaluate the functional ability, physical health, cognitive and mental health and socioenvironmental situation of older adults, particular those who are frail or chronically ill, to identify health-related problems, develop plans for treatment and follow-up, coordinate care, determine the need for long-term care, and ensure the optimal use of health care resources. Beneficial outcomes may include greater diagnostic accuracy, improved functional and mental status, reduced mortality, decreased use of nursing facilities and acute care hospitals and increased satisfaction with care.
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.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.