- Perform Comprehensive Assessment and Develop “Plan of Care”
- Implement and Monitor “Plan of Care”
CARE MANAGEMENT SERVICE
ASSEMBLE A PROFESSIONAL TEAM
When an elderly family member is in need of continuous care as a result of a debilitating chronic illness, loss of mobility or requires a long recovery, it is best to assemble a professional team consisting of a care manager and a certified elder law attorney. They can help you quickly assess your needs.
WHY CONSULT WITH A CARE MANAGER?
The care manager will perform a comprehensive assessment for the care recipient. It will include a forecast of the illness and an environmental scan inclusive of assets, living arrangements, interests and support systems.
The assessment will also include a written care plan reflecting the goals and outcomes expected. Additionally, it will identify resources to help the client achieve optimal health while promoting independence and self-reliance. A care plan provides a solution for each need identified.
WHY A CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY?
Elder law attorneys stay current on changing laws that affect the aging population. As a result, clients may receive valuable information about estate recovery, waiver and Medicaid eligibility for nursing home costs, veterans’ benefits including “aid and attendance,” and issues concerning property designation, including advice on the appropriateness of establishing a trust. Additionally, the consultation may describe the tax consequences and Social Security benefits for caregivers who receive compensation. Other matters will undoubtedly be discussed that are unique to the family’s situation.
Clients will have properly executed documents, as appropriate:
- Power of attorney for health care
- Power of attorney for finances
- Ladybird Deed for property
- Doctor’s written recommendation for long-term care
- Family Caregiver Contract
Elder Law Attorney’s: https://eldercaregiversolutions.org/resources/