Geriatric Care Management (GCM), Elder Care Management (ECM) and Patient Advocacy in the Chicago Area
Geriatric Care Management (GCM), also known as Elder Care Management (ECM), involves the detailed planning, advisement and management of a total care solution. Geriatric Care Managers can come from a variety of backgrounds but most often have experience in Social Work or Nursing. Social work can be beneficial because it can often be emotionally and mentally frustrating for clients and families in need of Geriatric Care. Nursing can be very relevant because of the clinical needs, particularly when it comes to Patient Advocacy. Patient Advocacy provides support in overall health advice but also in critical health situations where the hospital and rehabilitation system may be overwhelmed and potentially prone to error.
Broad Street Home Care works with a variety of Geriatric Care Managers, Elder Care Managers and Patient Advocates. Because of our Home Nursing capabilities, combined with our direct Home Care Services, we work in close collaboration with these professionals to provide a seamless service.
If you’d like to learn more about our Care Management Programs and Patient Advocacy, call us today at 847-728-0134.
How we work with Geriatric Care and Elder Care Managers and Patient Advocates
The services provided by Geriatric Care Managers and Patient Advocates are often advisory in nature, helping clients navigate the complexities that surround aging whereas Home Care provides the direct service in the home.
Broad street nurse supervisors provide a bridge between the advisory Geriatric Care Management and patient advocacy to the direct home care service. Not only can they help manage and be a resource to the caregivers and personal assistants, but they can step in when needed by attending doctor visits, providing medication management and helping with overall clinical guidance. In effect, our nurse supervision is an extension of geriatric care management, elder care management and patient advocacy.
How Broad Street Home Care along with Geriatric Care Management, Elder Care Management and Patient Advocacy Can Make a Difference
With a seamless connection between Geriatric Care Management or Patient Advocacy and Home Care, our clients receive greater coverage through redundancy. Furthermore, through collaborative communication, there is a deeper connection between what is happening on a daily basis in the home and the higher-level guidance of geriatric care management and patient advocacy. With greater clarity, the decision-making process becomes more informed and with established relationships with a number of high quality geriatric care managers and patient advocates, our collective clients receive the best service possible.
Make the Call Today
If you or a family member is looking for a truly comprehensive and multifaceted solution, it’s time to arrange for the support you need. Broad Street Home Care offers a wide range of services personal care and companionship services and work closely with a number of geriatric care managers and patients advocates in Chicago. Call us today at (847) 728-0134 to start the process and let us arrange the services most appropriate to you.