We all want what’s best for those we love. But in many cases, we may not know what care services are best or what care equipment might be helpful or even how to find those services or equipment. This is when it is helpful to seek the assistance of a professional third party, like a case manager for care coordination services. RN case managers have the skills necessary to guide families in understanding what type of care a senior loved one needs and how to most effectively coordinate that care.
Consider a case manager as a “family member,” a nurse who has expertise in the resources available to help seniors with a wide range of needs and difficulties. Just a few of the many ways a case manager can help include:
- Collaborating with other care providers, including the older person’s medical team
- Visiting the home to evaluate needs and recommend appropriate services
- Developing care plans and goals
- Providing support and education to family caregivers
- Recommend and coordinate care services
- Assist with home care equipment needs
Case Managers and Home Care
One of the benefits of using a case manager to coordinate care is that he or she has been trained to work with many different types of people and organizations. A case manager can help coordinate medical care and coordinate home care services. Home care agencies like Dakota Home Care who work with case managers further ease stress for families and improve quality of life in the home.
To learn more about Dakota Home Care, the experts in care coordination and home care in Bismarck, Mandan, Fargo and nearby areas, contact us any time online or at (877) 691-0015. We offer a free in-home assessment to share more about how we can help in your particular circumstances.