The objective of care coordination is to help older adults stay independent and in their own home for as long as possible. The care coordinator will be your single contact for everything regarding the loved-one’s physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
The first step the care coordinator will do is make an appointment for an in-home assessment of the senior’s current status. Recommendations will be suggested, after the assessment is reviewed, that would benefit your loved-one. These suggestions can cover a wide-scope, including government programs that the loved-one may qualify for.
The team of care, made up of the care coordinator, yourself, and the loved-one, develop a personalized plan specific to the client. This includes federal, state, and local resources, whether offered by your local Area Agency on Aging or an outside source.
Once the care plan is completed, the care coordinator will be the case manager and follow up. Simply contact the coordinator with any and all your questions and concerns.