ELDER CARE PROGRAM
The number of people over 65 years of age is increasing every day.
Individuals are living longer. Today most people can expect to live
well into their 80’s. Aging is not a disease, it is a normal
process. As people grow older their health risks increase and can
complicate the aging process. Elders and their families that are experiencing
such problems can now get help.
We here at Diversified Health Care Management Consultants, Inc., have
instituted a program specializing in providing initial Elder Care
Assessments and ongoing medical management to help determine what
professional services are available to meet the needs of family and
their elderly loved one.
Our Elder Care Medical Management services address the challenges
of caring for elderly family members. We develop care plans to provide
the family with a road map to address needs. We coordinate and facilitate
all care and services. Initial observations and written assessments
of services required are compiled and based upon individual health
Health Care Assessment
• Attend Doctors Appointments
• Medication Management
• Ongoing Medical Case Management
• Counseling and Supports for Elderly/Family/Caregiver
• Functional Home Living Assessment
• Home Accessibility Modification Analysis
• Social and Community Needs Assessment
• Coordination of Non- Medical Services
• Long Term Planning
• Financial/Estate Planning
• Cost Projections
• Assisted Living/Nursing Home Site Evaluation
• Coordination of Medical Equipment
• Legal Services
• Emergency Plan
• Coordination of Home Care Services
• Provide Resources
Reasons to Consider an Elder Care Assessment and Care Management
Caregiver is ill or unable to attend to the elder’s needs.
• Poor appetite resulting in significant weight loss.
• Unable to perform usual routine activities.
• Elder relative is having frequent hospitalizations.
• Isolation; withdrawal from social activities and does not
wish to leave home, unlike in times past.
• Elder relative is no longer able to live in their home without
assistance and other options need to be considered at this time
• Excessive falling
• Mental confusion
• Lack of energy
• Inability to manage hygiene needs
• Physical problems, such as; injuries, burns, etc.
• Unusual behavior