Entering Your Senior Years? 4 Benefits To Having The Assistance Of A Case Manager

Posted on: 15 June 2017

If you're a senior, and you live on your own, you need a licensed case manager on your support team. Even if you're managing well-enough on your own, a case manager can help things run smoother, and point you in the direction of services that you might not have known were out there for you. Here are just four of the services that a case manager can help you with.

Assistance with Meals

If you're living on a fixed income, or you just don't have the strength to prepare your meals all the time, your case manager can provide assistance with your meals. There are a wide variety of programs out there that are designed to provide seniors with nutritious meals. If you haven't been taking advantage of those community services, your case manager can help you make the necessary arrangements.

Medical Care Referral Services

If you're doctor has recommended additional medical services for you, but you're not sure how to submit the necessary paperwork for referrals, or you're having a difficult time getting the insurance company to authorize the services, you need a case manager working for you. Your case manager will take care of the referral services for you, so that you can get the care you need, in a timely manner.

Safety Checks

If you live on your own, your home may not be as safe as it should be. This is particularly true if you have mobility issues. Your case manager can arrange for you, and your home, to have a safety check. During this safety check, the team will look for things that could be updated, removed, or added, to make your home safer for you to navigate through. They'll be looking for things like narrow doorways that make it difficult for you to get through with a wheelchair, or walker. They'll also be looking for hidden hazards, like slippery floors, or toilets that sit too low to the floor.

Travel Options

If you no longer drive, you may feel like you're cut off from the world. You may also have a difficult time getting to the places you need to go. When you have a case manager, they'll help you locate travel options in your community, such as shuttles that will take you to and from the store, or medical transports that will make sure you get to your doctor's appointments on time.

You don't have to lose your independence once you get older. Contact a home healthcare service, such as Caring Health Care Solutions, to learn more about how a case manager can help you receive the services you need, so you can continue living an independent lifestyle.