As we age, we often have a greater need for medical and therapeutic services. Lee Health’s Senior Care Choices program enables many seniors to remain independent in their own home and enjoy the independence they desire.
Our team of Aging Life Care ProfessionalsTM – care managers and social workers – coordinate care with a number of medical and supportive services to find the best fit for each person; to make their lives more manageable and comfortable. We are their advocate, and we do this while communicating with family members who live all over the country.
The goal is to keep older adults as independent as possible so they can “age in place.” This means staying in their current residence, whether that is a single-family home or an assisted living residence. With the services we provide, the older person may not need to move as he or she requires more comprehensive care.
Our team will:
Accompany client to physician appointments and communicate to families.
Develop a Care Plan with input from family members and physicians, which includes a complete medical, social, safety and nutritional evaluation.
Coordinate and oversee the Care Plan to be followed by all those in connection with the care of our client.
Investigate benefits of home care, assisted living and nursing homes.
Arrange for in-home services, such as caregivers, laundry, housekeeping, meal preparation and even installation of grab bars or other assistive devices.
Coordinate the delivery of medications, meals, medical equipment, health alert devices and other items.
Our team has extensive knowledge about how to assess an individual’s needs, determine the best living situation for them, efficiently manage resources and provide the numerous support services to maintain independence and the best possible quality of life as they age.
For more information on Lee Health Senior Care Choices, call 239-225-7718.