Providing Holistic, Patient-Centered, Individualized Services for Your Elderly Loved One
In the state of Florida, the aging (elder) population has significantly increased and is anticipated to continue to increase over the next few years. Persons over the age of 60 will reportedly make update 32.5 percent of Florida’s population by the year of 2030 (www.aoa.gov, 2012). The baby boomer population is the fastest growing as they began turning 65 in 2011. The increased of the aging population will potentially present challenges for programs, such as Medicare and Social Security (Ortman, et al., 2014).
I am sure we all are kinship of an elderly person, and some of us have become the caregiver of our elderly loved one. With the advancement in medical technology and interventions, our elderly loved ones are able to live longer, and in most cases, live a productive quality lifestyle (Eisdorfer, 1985). But there are some elderly individuals who have experienced significant health deterioration and require support from family members. This support may become overwhelming for many caregivers. However, fret not caregivers, there are services in the community that can be beneficial for you and your loved one. As a Care Manager or Aging Life Care Manager, it is my goal to provide holistic, patient-centered, individualized services for you and your elderly loved one (www.aginglifecareorg).
Care Managers or Aging Life Care Managers assist clients and their family members navigate through a complex medical system by providing support, advocacy, guidance towards actions and decisions, planning and problem solving (www.aginglifecare.org). We strive to reduce unnecessary hospitalization, reduce out of home placements and assist clients with maintaining maximum functional independence. Give a Care Manager or Aging Life Care Manager a call today to inquire more about how Care Managers or Aging Life Care Managers are able to provide effective, succinct quality services for you and your loved one.
Kizzy Caldwell, MSW, LMSW
RR Care Management, LLC
Eisdorfer, C. (1985). Health Care Policy and Long-Term Care. Rehabilitation Psychology, 30(2), 121-128).
Ortman, J. et al. (2014). An Aging Nation: The Older Population in the United States. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from www.census.gov.