Geriatric Case Manager
A care manager is a person who has a hands-on role during a medical journey for a client. I assist patients and/or families step by step through this process. I interface with the multi-disciplinary team in a hospital setting, home, or hospice care center. If a client is in a community, the family would remain the primary contact, however, I am available to be the main contact from the facility to the family if that would be preferred by the family.
As a care manager, I drive patients to doctors appointments, provide support to them during their doctors visits, provide the clinical documentation to the heath care providers and answer questions about their medical history if there is memory impairment. I am a contact person if the person is in AL, SNF or if the family is out of town.
I am a private advocate who's primary goal is to walk your family through a most difficult time can be the difference between feeling confused and unsure versus being able to remain calm when coming to terms with the life cycle. As a geriatric care manager, I walk families through these details and conversations.
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$150 per hour
Phone consultations are also available.
Hourly rate does not include travel expenses
"Debra is very skilled and knowledgeable social worker - working mainly in our fast paced observation and general medical units. She was instrumental in developing discharge plans for patience with substance abuse, mental illness, complex family dynamics, self-pay, and under resourced or undocumented patients. She was able to find the resources needed for these difficult discharges in a timely and efficient manner. Debra gained trust through her kind and gentle, yet firm demeanor. She was a strong team player with good communication skills. She provided patients with social work resources and educated the patient and case managers of the patient's options according to their financial ability. Her robust knowledge of patient resources made her one of our primary members for social work students."
"I have no doubt that Debra would be a valuable asset to your community and I give my highest recommendation."
~ Jean RN, BSN