People with aging parents can be surprised at the decreased abilities of older adults. Age-related decline happens rapidly. Often the older adult may feel the need to cover up any issues that they are experiencing.
Often a client’s crisis is the factor that brings a Care Manager into their lives. Part of Care Management advocacy includes the willingness to work through the barriers that often occur in obtaining governmental or insurance benefits.
Multigenerational caregiving presents emotional and financial challenges, especially for the generation “caught in the middle.”
The entire family is impacted when a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
According to the National Council on Aging, falls are common in older adults and are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries.
Healthcare disparity is a concern for everyone since it involves such a large percentage of the population and contributes to escalating healthcare costs.
Unfortunately, elder abuse and neglect are all too common problems for thousands of older American adults. Abuse can take place at home or in facilities and in different forms.
FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers) are designed to provide comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services, and are an important resource for healthcare services in rural and underserved communities.
With people’s expectations of immediate answers to anything and everything, and pharmacology and medical technologies that promise the moon, it’s no wonder that healthcare decisions are often made in haste and with a bias toward taking action.