You may or may not have come across the service by name of care management. If you have, you might be wondering what it is and who is for. Care management is a specialized service that provides care coordination and advocacy to different individuals and families encountering some challenges and stress. Care management can be offered to aging individuals whose family members live far away and they are unable to coordinate the care for their aging loved one. This specialized service can also be provided to young adults and children who are living with a physical or emotional disability. In cases where individuals with a disability are being provided with care management they gain access to quality care , planning for the future, and an advocate to fight for their needs and wishes.
What is described above does not explain everything a care manager can do. A care manager will do anything they can to ensure that your quality of life is improved. Sometimes we encounter individuals who feel that because of their age or disability their chances of having a good quality of life is shot however that is not true.
A care manager can coordinate for :
– home health services
– appropriate housing
– health care services
– socialization services
– future planning services
– nutrition and wellness services
– any service that are needed to improve your quality of life
Think of it like this, experiencing challenges related to your own or a loved ones health or mental health can feel isolating and overwhelming. A care manager will make you feel that you are not alone as you face this challenge!