Health Management of Chronic Conditions
Some medical or mental health issues are chronic and typically progressive. These include Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, cancer, and ALS. Each presents different challenges. The care managers at Elder Care Consultants have expertise in these disease processes and can help the patient and loved ones plan for and respond to the changes that occur over time.
Care plan decisions will be necessary throughout the course of the disease. Overwhelming as it may seem, with our help, you will be better prepared to consider both current and future needs. The costs of short- and long- term options may become an increasing consideration.
The partnership with a care manager and the team at ECC will ensure that the care needs are met over time. Too often, the primary caregivers, spouses or adult children become overwhelmed and exhausted. A care manager partner who knows you can provide the support you need, leaving you freer to spend the highest possible quality of time with your loved one.
“You did a wonderful job. At the time I contacted you, I was having a difficult time dealing with all the situations that arise when being the caretaker for someone with dementia. You not only helped me identify and contact the various doctors that needed to be seen, various county workers that could help, and even a lawyer, and then took the appropriate lead in making appointments, gave me reminders of what needed to be done, and was always available to go to appointments with me when needed. I am sure every caregiver finds themselves in similar situations. I would recommend you highly and without reservation to have you help them through that difficult situation.” – William, son