Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How Caregiver Services Case Managers care and planned things for each and every client they handled:

How Caregiver Services Case Managers care and planned things for each and every client they handled:

As individuals grow older, their needs and lifestyles change. Environmental, social and medical services may need to be reassessed. Case Manager of Caregiver Services can help identify kind of service before a crisis occurs to best meet their needs.

... Case Managers of Caregiver Services assist elderly and disabled adults and their caregivers to decide which services they need in order to remain living in their home.

This service provides an assessment of the individual's environment, social, financial and medical needs. Caregiver Services develop a care plan, coordinate needed services and assist with caregiver issues.

Caregiver Services Case Managers respond when an inquiry or a request for service is made by the individual or someone on the behalf of an individual. These steps include assessment, care planning, monitoring and reviewing.


The assessment process begins when a referral or request is made for services. The Case Managers will begin to gather information with the present problem, the person's condition and what the initial request for service is.

Other information gathered during the face to face assessment may include:

presenting problem or initial request;
the person's present condition and need for services; type of help already provided or tried by family, friends or neighbors; appropriateness of the environment;
eligibility requirements (income, age, level of care, etc.) of programs; and individual's strengths, goals and preferences.

Care Planning

Care planning is the process of developing an agreement between the individual and Caregiver Services regarding problems identified, outcomes to be achieved and services to be pursued in support of goal achievement.

Care planning is based on a comprehensive functional assessment; involves the individual and informal caregivers in the process; is problem oriented and goal directed; plans for a specific period of time; involves planning both formal and informal services; is conscious of costs and results in a written care plan.

Monitoring and Reviewing

Monitoring of a care plan is an ongoing process achieved by regular contact with the individual and caregivers. It is a process by Caregiver Services and the individual reassess the current service plan to determine if it continues to be the best plan possible within the limit of available resources.

Most of the services provided by the Caregiver Services require a formal review of the care plan be done at least every 6 months, or as needed.


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