Staff Who Focus on You
“What impressed me about Pathways is the kindness of the staff—phenomenal people!”
— Susan T.
Valuable Benefits for Both Seniors and Caregivers
Benefits for Seniors
- Being able to remain in their own homes
- Prolonged independence
- Enhanced quality of life
- Safer environment
- Security and comfort
- Hassle-free transportation to medical appointments
- Medication management and safety
Benefits for Caregivers
- More balanced life and peace of mind
- Confidence in quality of care for loved one
- Access to geriatric professional expertise
- Ongoing monitoring and problem solving
- Crisis intervention and counseling
- Recommendations and access to trusted community resources
- Confidence that they will be alerted to changes in condition and when medication levels are low
Geriatric Care Management
The responsibility for an older person’s care is a considerable challenge, especially when living at a distance or juggling work, kids, or other responsibilities. Our Care Management professionals can help by:
- Evaluating the senior’s needs and living situation
- Providing information about local services and support systems and arranging for them
- Creating a care plan that fits your family
- Regularly monitoring and problem solving
- Serving as a liaison between you and service providers
Many families use Geriatric Care Management in conjunction with Pathways Private Duty services.
What to Expect From Geriatric Care Management
A Pathways Care Manager serves as a resource, guide, and advocate for patients and their families. After working with you to evaluate the elder’s needs and living situation, your Pathways Care Manager will give your professional advice about how to keep the senior as safe and healthy as possible. She will collaborate with you to develop a plan.
Some families choose just this initial service to get them started. Others have the care manager become the coordinator of care, routinely:
- Scheduling, coordinating, transporting and accompanying client to medical and dental appointments
- Facilitating communication with healthcare professionals at the doctor’s office or hospital
- Arranging services will help clients follow doctors’ orders and take their medication as prescribed
- Arranging for supportive services such as housekeeping, attendant care, transportation, meal delivery, handyman work, money management, and bill paying
- Vetting and overseeing caregivers and other providers
- Ordering and arranging delivery of safety devices and medical equipment (such as installation of grab bars in the bathroom)
- Communicating updates to family members and service providers
- Providing crisis intervention and supportive counseling
- Long-term planning for appropriate housing options as needs change
Many families use Geriatric Care Management in conjunction with Pathways Private Duty services. This allows for seamless oversight and communication between seniors, their caregivers and care managers, and the seniors’ families.
About Our Care Managers
Pathways Care Managers have special expertise in caring for the elderly. Our care managers are specially trained professionals from relevant professions, including social workers, gerontologists, and nurses. They are knowledgeable and up to date on the quality, availability, and cost of community resources.
Read a Geriatric Care Management story here. If you are seeing changes in your loved one and would like to get questions answered, please call 888-600-2273.