No time to provide 24/7/365 care for your loved one? You understand that your parent or loved one will soon be in need of patient care management, but the process of finding a service to fit your needs is difficult and overwhelming. Having that first conversation with your loved one is hard and making sure everyone is in agreement and on the same page can add to the stress. In addition, neither family members or physicians and health care teams have extra time to squeeze out of their schedules. Comfort Health in Rochester, MN, provides patient care management services because we know how important it is to keep the elderly happy and healthy while still having their independence.
Keeping the lines of communication open between the patient, the caregiver, and the health care team is critical. Often a patient care management service serves as the “quarterback” to make the decisions at the right time for the best outcome of the patient’s medical needs. The duties of a patient care management service are many.
- Assess medical needs. Reviewing the medical record and visiting with the health care team, patient, and family will allow the care management service to assess the medical needs of the patient.
- Establish a care plan. Once the medical needs have been assessed, the care management service can begin to prepare a care plan to determine what care and how much will be necessary to keep the patient comfortable, healthy, and allow them the independence to stay in their own home if possible.
- Medication management. Medication administration can be quite difficult and, if not administered properly or on time, can lead to a catastrophe. A care management service can work with the health care team to reconcile medications and schedule follow-up visits.
- Connect with resources. Often the elderly don’t have the resources or the knowledge of what their medical care needs entail. A care management service can assist and connect them with social workers, behavioral health specialists, pharmacists, home health care providers, and palliative care.
- Regular interaction and follow-up services. Regular interaction with clients to help them manage their current conditions or help them to avoid other complications that could lead to hospital admission is extremely important. Follow-up services are also imperative to assist in scheduling hospital follow-up appointments or help with the transition from hospital to home.
We understand that you want the best for your family and that’s why Comfort Health would be the right fit for you. Our trained and knowledgeable staff stands ready to assist in care management services of your loved one or yourself. We also understand how important it is for the client to maintain their independence. If you’re looking for care management services in Rochester, MN, contact Comfort Health by calling (507) 281-2332 or searching Comfort Health.