Are you searching for qualified Care Giver? Someone that does more than just report what you have done? Do you want a professional that really understands you and your needs? You may just have found them...
Managing your health care, or the health care of a loved one, is an important job. Especially as the need for specialized care increases with age. Combine this with the fact that often times distance prevents family members from being able to participate in the delivery of health care services, you can see that having a local advocate is extremely beneficial.
We at Elder Resources Unlimited understand the problems you face, and are here to help. We provide a multitude of services including but not limited to: representation and coordination of doctor’s appointments, oversight during hospitalizations, short and long term placement in nursing, assisted and independent living facilities, basic bookkeeping, medication monitoring, assistance with applications to subsidized programs, transportation arrangements, coordination of homecare and the monitoring of caregivers. We take great pride in devising an individual care plan for each client that promotes their independence and well being, providing them and their family members with peace of mind.
It is important for everyone to remain independent for as long as possible. Many times a minor adjustment in the home, with the right kind of monitoring, will allow you to maintain that independence for a longer period of time, while also minimizing the visits to the emergency room.
ERU is an agency committed to caring for the needs of you and your family members. Long distance management of daily affairs cannot only be exasperating, but even impossible to handle. We at ERU can be the LINK between the client, the family, and the medical community. We are well versed with the resources in the community and can provide you with the necessary tools to make informed decisions. For more information please contact us today.
Care Management services can be key in decreasing the amount of times a person is hospitalized. By seeing the client on a regular basis things that may have been missed or pushed aside will be addressed and taken care of immediately. Coordination of doctors appointments alone can be more then overwhelming especially if the individual is having some memory difficulties. Repeating tests and lab work is almost inevitable since most seniors have multiple physicians. Care Managers can provide the information that the doctors need and that are often overlooked by the client which can decrease medical costs as well as provide the person with less trips to the doctor. The ability of a care manager to be able to advocate for the client while promoting their self determination is key.
Julia J. Knoess, BSW, CMC started Elder Resources Unlimited, Inc. in 1999. After working in and acute care hospital for ten years as a medical social worker/ case manager, Julie realized the importance of continued care and monitoring once an individual was discharged from the hospital thus promoting optimal health. With over twenty-two years experience in the field of geriatrics she is well accustomed to the problems our seniors face in this day in age. She is certified in Care Management, is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Tampa and is a native Floridian. She has extensive experience in crisis intervention and has expertise in all areas of community resources including Medicare, Medicaid, and HMO eligibility. The dedication and care she provides to her clients and there families is unsurpassed.