Who is a Care manager?
Despite a simple question, the role of a care manager is complex and multifaceted.
The Care Manager is the main point of contact between the Elder and the services provided and is essential for the programme’s success. A care manager is a professional intermediary who advises and informs you about the different options available in your area for the support and care of older people. Anvayaa’s care managers act as kin to the elderly, who are available whenever they need them. Our care managers are within 2 to 3kms of the distance from the elderly, so they can reach them in emergencies. Anvayaa’s care managers facilitate Full-time resource care to the elderly.
There are a variety of tasks that a Care Manager may be responsible for, including:
- Coordinating medical care, developing care plans, monitoring medication adherence and more
- Building meaningful relationships with elderly parents.
- Acting as an advocate and champion for the health of elders
- Giving companionship as their kin offers.
How can a Care Manager help you or a loved one?
The first step a Care Manager takes is to assess the needs and problems of the older person and whether they are eligible for support. He then proposes a plan to meet those needs. This plan may include services such as:
- Education, advocacy and support for the older person and their family.
- Organizing and monitoring home help, such as gardening, home care, meals, organizing events, or transport services.
- Assessment of financial, medical, and legal issues and referral to specialists to prevent future problems and preserve assets.
- Acting as a link between the elderly and their families, especially when family members are not around.
- Regularly check up on the elderly and conduct regular reassessments.
- Notifying families when a change requires more support, or a problem needs to be resolved.
- They are helping families assess their loved one’s needs for counselling or moving to a facility that provides more day-to-day care, such as assisted living or a nursing home.
- Assisting with the move of an older person to a hospital.
- Providing services, family support and communication with families in the new facility.
- Periodically visit the family to know their well-being and to remind them about their hospital appointments, tests, or bills to pay.
Promote your emotional well-being
As people get older, their mobility is reduced. Interaction with friends and family also decreases significantly, leaving them isolated and lonely. Anvayaa’s Senior Care Managers help seniors stay active and connected to their loved ones and community.
What kind of training do care managers have?
Care Managers have extensive knowledge and experience of the services available to older people in their community, including housing options. They are also familiar with the differences in the quality and cost of services and care facilities. Most care management workers have a degree in nursing, social work, or gerontology. Their training and experience give them an excellent background to respond to each older person’s needs and advise them and their family about the variety of options available.
What can you expect when you contact a Care Manager?
These care professionals understand that ageing is a complex and challenging time for you or your loved ones. We all like to be independent and look after ourselves, so it can be hard to let others help us. As experienced advisors to older people and their families, care managers know that part of their job is to build trust. Before older people and their families sign a contract for a formal assessment, the Care Manager will talk to the older people and their families about how Care Management works. They will answer any questions and make an appointment for a formal needs assessment when you or your relatives are ready.
Care Managers help older people maintain their dignity and independence.
The challenges of ageing are sometimes overwhelming. Of course, you or your loved one would like to remain as independent as possible. But we often need help as we age to stay healthy and safe. If older people cannot prepare healthy, nutritious meals or get to medical appointments due to transport difficulties, this can lead to poorer health, requiring more care and less independence.
Give peace of mind to families.
The knowledge and experience that Care Managers have in caring for the elderly can give older people and their families a sense of security. With this expert, families with elderly loved ones can rest assured that there is a plan to ensure their loved one is safe and that someone is available 24/7 when travelling or living out of the country. Anvayaa has a remarkable aspect called “Emergency profile Action “, where all the medical data of your elders is present and in the case of an emergency, care managers react immediately, and immediate treatment is started. What is Anvayaa’s care manager? Someone who can help you and your loved one has less stress and are confident that you are getting the best options for elderly care. Contact us to know more and to choose the best golden years for your elders in their old age.