Providing a Better Quality of Life in Arizona...
What is a Care Manager?
A Care Manager has advanced degrees in nursing, social work, gerontology or a related field. Care Managers in Arizona act as a guide, advocate and resource in assisting you in important care decisions for your Arizona loved ones. They are trained to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide care referrals and other care management services for the client and their family.
In Arizona, You Have Care Management Options...
Taking care of an elderly or disabled loved one can be a very exhausting and stressful experience both physically and emotionally. The worries and concerns can take a toll on your health if you don't seek professional help at some point. Desert Care Management offers resources and options to provide support for family members faced with the responsibility of obtaining assistance for aging parents, severely ill or disabled loved ones.
Please contact a Care Manager in Arizona today if you are feeling the weight from caring for a loved one. Proactive care planning for someone you care about can help prevent emergencies and accidents, thus allowing your loved one to remain safe and independent for as long as possible. Our primary goal is to help you provide the best quality of life possible for your loved ones.
Care Managers have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality and availability of services in Arizona communities. A Care Manager works with the client and the family to provide services which are tailored to their individual needs and environment. The goal of the Care Manager is to assist the client in reaching their maximum functional potential in a safe environment. A Care Manager objectively views the decisions to be made, always keeping the best interests and needs of the client first.
What a Care Manager Can Do:
- Provide comprehensive in-home assessment and care plan to identify the client's needs
- Assist with management, prevention and intervention of crisis
- Provide preventive services to reduce premature institutionalization and overuse of services
- Coordinate medical care and recommendations for referrals to appropriate specialists
- Act as an advocate for the client
- Provide intervention strategies and solutions to help families with difficult and potentially emotional issues
- Identify the most viable options, resources and services to optimize care and provide for the health, safety, well-being and autonomy the client
- Provide short-term or ongoing monitoring, assessment, intervention and revision of the Plan of Care
- Identify eligibility for assistance, need for services and preferences of the client and the family
- Coordinate transportation
- Offer referrals to legal and financial professionals
- Assist with relocation to alternative housing
- Provide set-up of medication by a nurse
- Offer on-going communication with families support systems
- Assist with relocating the client out of town to be near to family and support systems
- Available on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Facilitate Elder Care Mediation as a part of a Mediation Team