Private Solutions That Help You and Your Family Breathe Easier
You are working hard to stay independent and get the services you need with as little help from family, friends, and neighbors as possible. But, the truth is that you can use the help.
That’s what we do. Connecticut Community Care steps in to provide care management services that help determine the care you need and relieve stress from family caregivers. Our specialized, trained care managers are nurses and social workers who stay connected to your local community, helping you find just the right help while guiding family members through the maze of long-term care programs, services and specialized providers. Our goal is always to keep you at home in your own community, living with as much independence as possible.
UNDERSTANDING OUR SERVICES
An in-depth evaluation of an individual's current situation including health, function, cognition and emotional status, living environment, financial situation, and available support system.
Care Plan Development
A personalized care plan is created by the individual, the family and the care manager that addresses the current and long-term care goals of that person taking into consideration personal or cultural preferences.
Qualified care managers work with the person and family to access services to meet the individual’s identified desires, dreams and goals. They ensure the implementation of services and make sure those services run smoothly. Coordination of services may include: home health agencies, homemaker and companion services, adult day centers, transportation, assistive technology and more. In addition, care managers provide education on self-directed supports to people who choose to hire and manage their own personal care assistants (PCAs).
Care managers monitor progress to ensure that the plan continues to meet the person’s goals. Care managers are available 24/7 to assist in emergencies and discuss concerns. Plans are modified as necessary.
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF A PRIVATE CARE MANAGER
Our care managers act as your professional advisors, helping you to assess the level and type of care needed and develop a care plan just for you. The services they may provide include:
- Take the right steps to start a personalized care plan, assess your personal situation
- Match services needed with the right providers of those services
- Resolve family conflicts and other family issues relating to long term care
- Become an advocate for the care recipient and the family caregiver
- Manage care for a loved one for out-of-town families
- Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor and implement changes in care
- Oversee and direct care provided at home
- Coordinate the efforts of key support systems
- Help with Medicaid qualification and application
- Arrange for services of legal and financial advisors
- Manage a conservatorship for a care recipient
- Provide assistance with placement in assisted living facilities, if needed
- Monitor the care of a family member in an assisted living environment
- Provide guidance during times of transition from hospital to home, etc…
- Assist with the monitoring of medications
- Find appropriate solutions to avoid a crisis
- Coordinate medical appointments and medical information
- Provide transportation to medical appointments
- Develop long range plans for older loved ones not now needing care