Karen McPhail, RN, MSN
Care Management a Benefit for Children With Complex Care Needs
It is well known that Care Management can significantly impact overall quality, outcomes, and cost for those with chronic or complex conditions at any age. Studies indicate however that children with the following conditions especially benefit from care management services:
Transplant (renal, liver, small bowel, heart, lung, pancreas)
Major Depressive Disorder, anxiety and other mental health disorders
Transgender and intersex health
Chronic kidney disease
Type 1 diabetes
Body dysmorphia, eating disorders, and childhood obesity
So what exactly is care management?
A discipline intended to improve patient care and outcomes by:
Enhancing coordination of care
Eliminating duplication and error
Supporting effective communication and collaborative practice
Helping patients and caregivers to more effectively manage health conditions, care challenges, access to care, and aspects of living.
Patient focused, collaborative practice, reinforcing quality care outcomes are the focus!
Care Managers guide clients and families in navigating the complexities of the continuum of care and in providing and linking them to available resources for long-term care planning and support. They serve as an advocate, liaison, and expert in their field.
What do Care Managers do?
Care Managers work in collaboration with Physicians, Hospitals, Discharge Planners, Elder Care Law Attorneys, Individuals and Families impacted by acute, chronic, or degenerative conditions, Banks and Trusts, Guardians, conservators, and Powers of Attorney, SNF, AL, IL, Rehab and LTC communities, Home Health agencies, PT, OT, Speech, Nutrition, Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations, Adult Protective Services, Adult Day care Centers, Workmen, Builders, Social Workers…
Care management is a key component in ensuring quality outcomes for clients with complex disease processes! It is often times critical for clients and families to be educated on care and treatment options and available resources and to have an advocate for more timely tests, consults, and more. Care managers ensure that all aspects of treatment and care are on track and that a collaborative, team approach is being taken throughout all aspects of care.
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We can meet any client need and budget!
We ensure that care management is accessible and affordable for all!