Care Coordination

It's important to have a plan when the health and welfare of a loved one are involved. A geriatric care manager or social worker assesses the person's mental, physical, environmental, and financial conditions; prepares a plan of care tailored to the specific needs of the patient, and coordinates the services of appropriate providers.

Examples of services that may be required while living at home:

  • Meal preparation
  • Oxygen delivery
  • Transportation
  • Physical therapy
  • Legal assistance


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When hiring someone to help in the home, make sure he or she does not smoke. Secondhand smoke is dangerous for elderly people.