There are a multitude of reasons to hire a care manager. No matter what the reason, the goal is to help families to look at the big picture when planning for their loved one’s care. Sometimes, without the perspective of a trained health care worker, the challenges of managing the care of an aging family

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Case management is a unique profession. In fact, it is not a profession so much as it is a specialization, a hub where various disciplines intersect. People sometimes wonder whether they would benefit from the services of a case manager.  Here is a closer look at the initial meeting between a case manager and his

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Care managers already know it is the ‘who’ we are caring for that matters most. It is ‘what’ we care for that defines our occupation. In other words, what are the basic activities of daily living performed by an individual that are necessary for living at home or in the community? There are those that are

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Each life care plan is unique as it reflects the future needs and cost of care for each individual. There is no “one size fits all” life care plan. There are, however, certain steps that need to be followed. An effective life care plan is comprised of these key components:Assessment/Record ReviewBefore taking a single step,

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According to the International Conference on Life Care Planning and the International Academy of Life Care Planners, the definition of a life care plan is “a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for

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Hope is not an easy gift to give in these trying times. With 25 years of service to its community, Billig Jewelers is a family-run business that manufactures its own jewelry. Their new Rainbow for Hope bracelet is a symbol of brighter days, with $5.00 per bracelet being donated to the American Nurses Association Coronavirus

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Closing schools and moving to online education is crucial in terms of social distancing and preventing the spread of Covid-19. Another purpose, however, has been to maintain the 180-day minimum without affecting budgets or breaking teachers’ contracts. Forty-two million students are being schooled from home and their teachers must create an entire system of online

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Occupational therapists help people to fully engage in daily life. They treat the whole person, whether they are recovering from injuries or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotions or behavior. It is a holistic approach that looks at how a client’s participation in activities has been impacted, but also at the

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The world is getting a crash course in mental health awareness. Mental health professionals, however, are well-prepared, especially when it comes to the shift from in-person to online or phone therapy. More therapists are expanding from phone, text, and video chats to Instagram and other social media platforms. All caregivers and healthcare providers are now embracing

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Depression can be caused by both physiological reasons and life events. As far as life events go, depression happens to be a very common side effect of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). What is important to remember is that feeling sad is normal, especially after the losses and changes that tend to follow TBI. However, when

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