A professional who specializes in assisting older adults and their families with long-term care arrangements. Many have masters degree level education and experience in gerontology, nursing, social work and counseling.
- Conduct care-planning assessments to identify problems, determine eligibility for assistance, review the need for services
- Screen, arrange and monitor in-home help or other services.
- Make recommendations and/or offer referrals to other professionals to avoid future problems and to conserve assets
- Act as a liaison to families at a distance, making sure things are going well and alerting families to potential problems
- Provide consumer education and advocacy
Comprehensive Care-planning Assessment
The first step is a comprehensive care-planning assessment to identify problems, determine eligibility for assistance and review the need for services. A care plan is tailored to each client’s needs.
Sample Comprehensive Care-planning Assessment
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