Professional Geriatric Care Managers provide a variety of services for seniors and their families. A GCM first performs an assessment and then creates an individual care plan, providing family members with options and choices for their loved one in the months and years to come.
The Initial Assessment:
Is an interview conducted with the senior in their residence. If possible, it is helpful to have a family member be present. Telephone consultations can also be arranged. The interview will cover a variety of issues related to health, medications, daily activities, hygiene, cognitive thinking (memory and thinking skills), finances and more.
The Care Plan:
Includes results of the assessment as well as short-term and long-term recommendations by the GCM. Recommendations are provided in great detail and include names, numbers, and addresses of other professionals and services in the community that may fill the needs of the senior. These may include homecare services, assisted living or long-term care recommendations, medical services, legal services, therapies, environmental and hygiene recommendations. If required for legal or family issues, a formal written report of the assessment can be provided at an additional fee.
Continued Monitoring and Placement:
Assistance is provided should the senior require continued assistance or placement in a facility. Recommendations are made, and ongoing assessment by the GCM can be provided, to monitor the senior’s status. Regular visits are often scheduled to monitor the situation and offer a liaison to the family as a professional provider of information.
We also provide transportation and supervision to medical appointments and other events. We are able to provide valuable information to the senior’s physicians and also keep the senior’s family informed about ongoing medical issues. We also help to coordinate care especially when there is more than one physician involved.
Medicaid Application Assistance:
Senior Care Options can assist you with completing and filing the Medicaid application. For Medicaid planning, we are happy to refer you to a local Elder Law Attorney.
If you or your family needs to move a senior in your life either to or from New Jersey our office can assist from coordination of the move to the move itself.
We assist with both on-site and in-office bill paying. This often removes the burden of writing checks and balancing accounts. We will act as Power of Attorney and or Health Care Proxy for a senior in special circumstances.
Senior Care Options, Inc. 20 Center Ave., Suite 2 Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 Tel. (732) 872-8882 Fax (732)872-7540