New & Noteworthy
Life Care Solutions in the news:
Women may be at a higher risk!
"Distinct biological and genetic factors may shape how it progresses in women - and understanding them could be crucial to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. " Read more here.
Nursing Home Grades!
There are new protections coming out that will benefit residents and their families. Nursing homes receive letter grades based on performance and quality of care. Read more here.
Young at Heart!
“It used to be that the world belonged to the young when in fact it has always belonged to the young at heart. And, with more people living longer than ever before, the older generations have an opportunity to show our worth.” (Weber) Read more here.
"The healthcare debate is dominating the senior discussion. That’s about the only thing that won’t change in the coming months. How does the landscape look now, and how might it change? Colorado Senior Lobby found this piece in the New York Times as a good summary to-date - Posted Friday, January 13, 2017 Read Here.
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.