Care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Our unique approach is based on a physical assessment which includes strength, balance, and ability to safely perform activities of daily living. We assess the client's social needs, family involvement, and financial health. Our care managers put great emphasis on the wishes of the older adult and work hard to facilitate aging on the client's own terms.
Working with families, the expertise of our staff provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress, and time off of work for family caregivers through:
- Assessment and monitoring
- Planning and problem-solving
- Advocacy and clinical coordination
- Family caregiver coaching
-Home safety evaluation
-Balance and fall prevention training
From physical problems to mental health and dementia-related problems, we can interact with the health care system effectively to ensure the best client outcome. We often attend doctor appointments and act as a liaison to facilitate communication between the doctor, client, and family. Our professional staff is trained to help determine types of services – such as home health, rehabilitation, or housing – that are right for a client. We are available to assist and monitor those services.
Services may include reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with a client’s accountant or Power of Attorney. Aging Life Care Professionals provide information on federal and state entitlements, connecting families to local programs when appropriate. They also help clients and families with insurance concerns, claims, and applications.
Our staff is able to help families and clients evaluate and select the appropriate level of housing or residential options.
Our expert Care Managers are able to help families adjust, cope and problem-solve around long-distance and in-home caregiving, addressing care concerns, internal conflicts, and differences of opinion about long-term care planning.
Our team has extensive knowledge about the costs, availability, and quality of local resources in Chicago and the North Shore.
We are strong and effective advocates for clients and their families, promoting the client’s wishes with health care and other providers, ensuring that the client’s needs are being adequately addressed.
Elite Rehabilitation and Care Management has relationships with local legal experts, like elder law attorneys, estate planners, and Powers of Attorney.
Elite Rehabilitation and Care Management offers crisis intervention when it is needed, helping clients navigate through emergency departments and hospitalizations, rehabilitation stays and ensuring that adequate care is available to the client. For families that live at a distance, this can be a much-needed 24/7 emergency contact.
Our clinical approach is to assess balance, strength, range of motion, and gait. When deficiencies are noted, it is our commitment to address and offer training to help mitigate fall risk.
Aging on your own terms, in your home, often requires simple modifications for safety. Our clinical team is able to make simple, cost-effective recommendations at no additional cost.