What is Care Management?
Care Management includes steps to assure a client receives the needed services in a supportive efficient and cost effective process. Care Management can include medical, psychosocial, functional, financial and other services in response to a clients' needs.
Who are Care Managers?
A Care Manager is a professional, such as a social worker or nurse, who specializes in assisting older adults and their families attain the highest quality of care and quality of life given their circumstance.
What is the difference between a Caregiver and a Care Manager
An in home caregiver or companion will prepare meals, do light housekeeping, help with personal care,and keep the person company.
A Care Manager is a professional( Nurse, Social Worker, Gerontologist) trained to manage a range of health, functional,emotional, psychological, legal and financial issues related to aging. Care Managers are Problem Solvers, Advocates, and Case Managers.