We understand the challenges of caring for the elderly. From multiple comorbidities to polypharmacy and dementia, you have a lot to juggle. And so do the family caregivers who bring their loved ones to your care.
Supporting family caregivers
Family caregivers are a vital part of the health care team. Research has demonstrated that their assistance makes the difference between a solid recovery or a 30-day readmission.
You will find the following articles especially helpful for working with families as they make the elder care journey:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Dementia: The Challenges of Memory Loss
- Coping with Stress
- Finding Help
Feel free to print out these articles any time. It’s our way of thanking you for the important work you do.
Our care managers also serve as key members of the care team. They assist with adherence and provide at-home support to ease transitions and reduce 30-day readmission.
Refer a patient when
- you have concerns about discharge. Some home situations are not fully prepared to handle the increased needs of a recently discharged family member. Relatives may live far away. A spouse may have his or her own health challenges. We can assess the situation and put safeguards in place to safely ease the transition.
- medication management is an issue. Especially if the patient is struggling with memory problems, our trained staff can implement strategies to improve adherence and help patients (and families) adjust to new regimens.
- multiple comorbidities or polypharmacy make for a complex medical situation. We can be your eyes and ears by monitoring at home on a regular basis and catching a problem before it results in an emergency room visit.
- dementia is a concern. By attending appointments with your cognitively impaired patients, we can ensure that you hear about the top-priority symptoms and that treatment recommendations are understood and implemented by caregivers in the home setting.
- family members frequently call for updates. We save you time by using our existing connections to communicate with the network of relatives.
If you have a patient or family you think would benefit from our support, give us a call at 1-866-992-3264, toll-free.