Home Care Assistance Care Managers play an important role in ensuring that the care provided is reliable, consistent and tailored to your loved ones needs. This includes not only working with families to create care plans for your loved one, but also dealing with the complexity of scheduling to ensure that care is always on hand. This requires a lot of work behind the scenes from not only the Care Manager, but also the team they work and coordinate with.
Every person is different and therefore there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach for providing home care. Your Care Manager works to get to know you and your loved one, assessing their needs and creating an individualised care plan. By doing this, you can be assured that your loved one is receiving the best, quality care needed. Due to the changes that occur over time, the care plan also needs to be regularly updated. If your loved one has a change in needs or a change in their health, then the care plan needs to also be changed to reflect this. This requires regular contact with families to not only ensure everyone knows what care is needed, but how these needs are being met.
As a family member of someone receiving care, your Care Manager provides a point of contact. They keep in regular contact with families to ensure they know what is happening with the care of their loved one. The Care Manager is also someone who you can contact should you have any questions about the care being provided, or if you notice a change in your loved one that you want to make the care team aware of. The Care Manager can then ensure that the care plan is adjusted, and any relevant team members are advised of the changes. This also involves coordination of the team that provide care to your loved one.
Providing the right care involves not only liaising with GP’s and other allied health professionals as required, but also coordinating all the people required to provide the right care at the right time. The variety of needs a single person can have means, that to obtain optimum care, there needs to be someone making sure the right team is in place and that team members are replaced if they cannot attend at short notice.
Care Managers are also able to advocate for reform within the aged care sector. Aged care has recently received a lot of attention and the industry is working towards reform. Care Managers are a wealth of knowledge, which puts them in a good position to advocate for reforms that benefit people receiving care in meaningful ways. To support this, Home Care Assistance has joined the Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA), which presents a unified voice to influence changes within the sector. Your Home Care Assistance Care Manager performs an important role in the care of your loved one by liaising with family members and other professionals, ensuring the correct care plan is in place and altering it as needed, while taking care of scheduling to ensure the correct care is given at the right time. This requires an extensive amount of planning and effort from the Care Manager, as well as the teams they work with, to ensure that your loved one can be provided with the care they need. All of this, in addition to advocating for reform of the sector to ensure the industry can provide the care our elderly deserve.
Support of an in-home care agency like Home Care Assistance, can bring enormous benefit and comfort to your quality of life while living independently at home. Home Care Assistance has viable solutions when it comes to supporting independent living. For more information, get in touch with a Home Care Assistance near me today.
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As a leading age care provider, Home Care Assistance offers tailored in-home care services for older Australians, enabling them to live happier and healthier lives in the comfort of their own homes.
We offer private and government subsidised Care Packages and have office locations that are a registered NDIS provider. Our Care Workers undergo extensive training in order to deliver unmatched in-home aged care services where people can continue ageing in place. We are proud ambassadors of the My Aged Care government funded aged care program, enabling Australians to successfully navigate the process and gain approval for in-home care support packages. Home Care Assistance offers hourly care, specialised care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, hospital to home care, and 24 hour in home care.