Care Managers hold post-graduate degrees as either MSWs or RNs. They are professionals who work directly with doctors, hospitals, care facilities, and elder law professionals on a regular basis. In-Home Caregivers are paraprofessionals who have special training in caregiving. This can range from personal care to medication reminders, companionship to hobby support.It is never too soon for these important discussions. In order to help your parents stay in control of the quality of their care, you need to be informed and have a clear direction to go in. A Senior Crossroad’s Care Manager can help you frame the discussion and follow up with all the details that need to be covered to ensure your parents receive the finest care possible.
Many adult children make the initial payment in spite of their parent’s objections only to find that in the long run, parents are extremely grateful for your willingness to take action. Make it a fun gesture. Give a consultation as a stocking stuffer for Christmas.
Senior Crossroad’s Care Managers are skilled at what they do. By professional and training they are kind, compassionate people who care about the well being of seniors. Rather than a formal meeting, tell your father you’ve invited a friend over for a cup of coffee. From there, your Care Managers can begin a very low-key, gracious conversation. Make it clear to your father you are only looking to improve his quality of life, not take away his freedom.
Your Senior Crossroad’s Care Manager is responsible for the ‘big picture’ of care. An advocate for the client as well as the family, your Care Manager creates compassionate, unique plans-of-action tailored to specific and individual needs. Critical thinkers by nature and by training, once a master plan is established and agreed upon, our Geriatric Care Managers continually review the plan and make certain all aspects are properly implemented on a day-to-day basis. When a plan is up and running, they monitor progress and make adjustments, as necessary, to keep the plan fluid, coherent, and sound. Committed to sustaining quality of life for every client, our Geriatric Care Managers set the standard for quality care in America.
Yes, you will sign a contract for our services, but those services are completely customized to fit individual needs. Our Care Managers and In-Home Caregivers will make informed recommendations to help you select the range of services, but you are free to sign up for one or as many as all of our services.
You don’t have to. That is where a Senior Crossroad’s Care Manager can step in and make recommendations. In our experience recommendations from a professional tends to have more impact. A Care Manager will advocate on your parent’s behalf and take into account concerns from family members, physicians and anyone else involved in the decision.
Home health provides a specialized short-term skilled need, usually after someone comes home from the hospital or nursing home. Home care factors in the long-range plan and includes a caregiver that delivers customized, on-going support and the development of a true relationship in the privacy of a client’s home.