Topics on care management
Thirty years ago, a physician or other healthcare provider could create a discharge plan and the patient would follow it without question, because patients believed the healthcare provider knew best. This is no longer the case.
Patients and families adept at internet use are becoming more aware of their healthcare benefits and the financial impact of those benefits. Obviously, case managers want to ensure that patients and families buy into and comply with discharge plans, so they are compelled to involve patients in the decision-making process from the time of admission.
From a healthcare prospective wherein preventing readmission to the hospital is essential, case managers know they can no longer perform “textbook” discharge planning.
As a caregiver working for Care For Life, I am proud of the work I do every day. The things I like best are bonding with our clients and their family members, doing special things like hand massage, filling gaps of loneliness, spending quality time through singing or reading, writing cards to send to old friends and playing any kind of board games. It’s important to make them feel they are still needed and wanted. I love my job. I know I make a difference!
Sue B., Personal Care Assistant, July 2012
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