New & Noteworthy
Life Care Solutions in the news:
The University of Cambridge published an article "Dementia: Catching the Memory Thief". The article gives an overview of how many people Dementia affects and the studies that are being conducted.
"While it was once thought that the capacity of each individual’s working memory was something they were simply born with, research from the worlds of cognitive science and psychology are showing that we can actually train it to become stronger and faster." Read More of this interesting article here.
Read, Marni Jameson's article, "Oh, Mom! Older parent's desire to age in place tests family". She describes the difficulties of assisting your loved one with aging in place and tips to help you when the time comes to decide what the next step will be.
Sundowners Syndrome is something that affects many aging adults suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. This article offers several tips to combat the affects of sundowners syndrome.
Every individual deserves happiness and respect in the most independent environment possible.
Our top priority at Life Care Solutions is to advocate for our clients' needs and preferences. We tailor a personalized care management plan uniquely designed to meet you or your family's needs. Our Care Managers' familiarity with local resources saves you time, energy and often money. And our compassionate understanding of the aging process provides your loved one with the ability to finish their life story with dignity and respect.
Our experienced care management staff is quite accustomed to working with seniors who are initially resistant to our services. With observant eyes and a gentle heart, we listen and make it clear that our goal is to help your loved one retain as much control and independence as possible.
Seniors quickly realize that we are their advocates. We are their ally, not a threat.
"It has often been said among us that one of the best decisions we made was to retain Life Care. You made it possible to fulfill our goal of keeping mom in her apartment for as long as possible. We are also particularly appreciative of both the personal and professional attention that you gave the entire family during this past month." -Bill, client's son
"I think Life Care Solutions has always provided the best services possible. When LCS becomes involved in a case the stress drops dramatically." -Attorney
"A note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care you have provided my mom. Most of the credit for the terrific turn around belongs to you and your staff. I am very appreciative." -Ken, client's son
What is Care Management?
A Care Manager is a guide, advocate, and resource for individuals and families. A Care Manager may be trained in the fields of nursing, social work, gerontology, psychology, and other health professions with a specialized focus on these issues.
The Care Manager proactively links every constituent of a client's care. These constituents include a client’s Family and Friends, Primary Physician, Fiduciary Entities, Attorney, Community Resources, Facilities, Pharmacy, Home Care Agencies and Private Care Givers, Hospice, Home Health, Other Medical Entities, and any other aspect of the client’s care.
Care Managers are different from a home care agency in that they manage more facets of an individual's life and they do not provide direct care giving services. Care Managers will sometimes serve as a companion or assist with Activities of Daily Living if a client wishes. Typically though a Care Manager is responsible for ensuring a home care agency is performing these tasks according to the care plan.