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Atlantic Highlands NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Margaret Mindell, Monmouth County      Click to request assistance
Barnegat NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Elder Care Consulting, Ocean County      Click to request assistance
Barnegat NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Kathleen Maloney, Ocean County      Click to request assistance
Bayonne NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Lanni, Peggy, Hudson County      Click to request assistance
Bedminster NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Gladys F. Harris, Somerset County      Click to request assistance
Belleville NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Dena Mallach, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Brigantine NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Dennis Piermattei, Atlantic County      Click to request assistance
Butler NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Spectrum Geriatric Care Management, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Butler NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Benni Versaci, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Cedar Knolls NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Lucille H. Deutsch, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Chester NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Lynne Cardace, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Clifton NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Eileen M. Hickey, Passaic County      Click to request assistance
East Brunswick NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Elizabeth Salston, Middlesex County      Click to request assistance
East Brunswick NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Caring Connections, Middlesex County      Click to request assistance
Edgewater NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Dorien Spelbrink, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Ewing NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Janice McCurdy, Mercer County      Click to request assistance
Fair Lawn NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Marcie Cooper, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Fair Lawn NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Stephen Zimmerman, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Fair Lawn NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Caryn Goodman, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Flanders NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Trish Colucci, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Flanders NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Picillo, Laurie, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Fort Lee NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Susan Lilly, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Fort Lee NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Lilly, Susan, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Franklin Lakes NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Patricia Masterson-Kane, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Hackensack NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Janet Pincu, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Hackensack NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Barbra S. London, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Hackettstown NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Suwadee Labelle, Warren County      Click to request assistance
Hackettstown NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Labelle Assoc. Geriatric Care Mgmt./Social Wk. Svcs., Warren County      Click to request assistance
Haddonfield NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Michael Newell, Camden County      Click to request assistance
Haddonfield NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Lori Heberley, Camden County      Click to request assistance
Hamilton NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- JoAnne SanPaolo, Mercer County      Click to request assistance
Highland Park NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Batsheva Schreiber, Middlesex County      Click to request assistance
Hightstown NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Sydell Fagen, Mercer County      Click to request assistance
Jersey City NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Darlene Smith, Hudson County      Click to request assistance
Linwood NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Maryann Prudhomme, Atlantic County      Click to request assistance
Little Falls NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Carol Kovacs-Johnson, Passaic County      Click to request assistance
Little Falls NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Aging Gracefully, Passaic County      Click to request assistance
Livingston NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Heidi Schnapp, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Maplewood NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Judith Seelbach, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Maplewood NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Amy F. Miano, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Monmouth Junction NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Bonnie Kramer, Middlesex County      Click to request assistance
Montclair NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Anne von Hoffmann, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Montclair NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Ellen Ricki Weiser, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Montclair NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Stacey Joyce, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Moorestown NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Anita Calvo, Burlington County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Carole Hires, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Sally Buonomo, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Andrew Lapides, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Claddagh Home Care, Llc, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Janine Davis, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Paulette Donna Cranwell, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Morristown NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Services & Resources for Seniors, Inc., Morris County      Click to request assistance
Mount Laurel NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Carol Solomon, Burlington County      Click to request assistance
Mountain Lakes NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Maryann Porosky, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Navesink NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Lisa Curtis, Monmouth County      Click to request assistance
New Brunswick NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Tracy Rosenhand, Middlesex County      Click to request assistance
North Bergen NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Mark Zilberman, Hudson County      Click to request assistance
Ocean NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Judith Parnes, Monmouth County      Click to request assistance
Old Tappan NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Miriam Aronson, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Oradell NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Age Well, Inc., Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Paramus NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Joanne Bruckman, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
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Pennington NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Mary Kay Krokowski, Mercer County      Click to request assistance
Pennington NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Barbara Bristow, Mercer County      Click to request assistance
Pine Brook NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Lynn Borteck, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Pompton Plains NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Joan Beloff, Passaic County      Click to request assistance
Randolph NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Lisa C. Monday, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Ridgewood NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Sophia M. Heftler, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
River Vale NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Cindy A. Lauder, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Riverside NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Joan A. MerrillBSN, RN, CMC , Burlington County      Click to request assistance
Riverton NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Dos Santos, Bonney, Burlington County      Click to request assistance
Rochelle Park NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Vicki Sherman Doueck, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Rumson NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Patricia O'Sullivan, Monmouth County      Click to request assistance
Scotch Plains NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Trudi Karpel, Union County      Click to request assistance
Sea Girt NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Cronin, Maureen, Monmouth County      Click to request assistance
Short Hills NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Third Age Counseling, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Somers Point NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Senior Serve, Atlantic County      Click to request assistance
South Orange NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Barbara Robinton, Essex County      Click to request assistance
South Orange NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Ethan Kassel, Essex County      Click to request assistance
South Orange NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Kerry Boland, Essex County      Click to request assistance
South Orange NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Leah Weiss, Essex County      Click to request assistance
South Orange NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Older Adult Resources & Services, Inc., Essex County      Click to request assistance
South Plainfield NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Nancy Menard, Middlesex County      Click to request assistance
Springfield NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Paula McCarthy, Union County      Click to request assistance
Teaneck NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Gail Prystowsky, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Tenafly NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Jacqueline Saltzman, Bergen County      Click to request assistance
Toms River NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Jane Harkey, Ocean County      Click to request assistance
Toms River NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Mary Ellen Jacobs, Ocean County      Click to request assistance
Toms River NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Stephen Mielach, Ocean County      Click to request assistance
Toms River NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Margaret Dishon, Ocean County      Click to request assistance
Towaco NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Nelly Koetzner, Morris County      Click to request assistance
Wayne NJ - New Jersey Guardianship, Conservatorship and fiduciary -- Mary Queally, Passaic County      Click to request assistance
West Orange NJ - New Jersey hospital beds, bars, bathroom aids -- Lisa Dzitko, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Westfield NJ - New Jersey Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers,lifts -- Suzanne David Rosenthal, Union County      Click to request assistance
Westfield NJ - New Jersey geriatric care manager -- Patient Care, Union County      Click to request assistance
Westfield NJ - New Jersey long term care eldercare advice -- Elyse Weber-Sacks, Union County      Click to request assistance
Westfield NJ - New Jersey family caregivers support advice -- Jacqueline Morrison, Union County      Click to request assistance
Whippany NJ - New Jersey family disputes disagreements -- Dawn Thomas, Morris County      Click to request assistance

 

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About Care Managers and Care Management Advice

Services from care managers should be something that every family takes advantage of, but in reality very few families use them. Qualified managers could go a long ways towards helping the family find better and more efficient ways of providing care for a loved one.

The concept is simple. The family hires a professional adviser to act as a guide through the maze of long term care services and providers. The care manager has been there many times. The family is experiencing it usually for the first time.

Hiring a care manager should be no different than hiring an attorney to help with legal problems or a CPA to help with tax problems. Most people don't attempt to solve legal problems on their own. And the use of professional tax advice can be an invaluable investment. The same is true of using an experienced manager.

Unfortunately there are too few care managers and the public is so poorly informed about the services of a care manager, that valuable resources that could be provided go lacking..

 
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About Care Managers and Care Management Advice
(Family Eldercare Decisions & Caregiving Advice)

Services from care managers should be something that every family takes advantage of, but in reality very few families use them. Qualified managers could go a long ways towards helping the family find better and more efficient ways of providing care for a loved one.

The concept is simple. The family hires a professional adviser to act as a guide through the maze of long term care services and providers. The care manager has been there many times. The family is experiencing it usually for the first time.

Hiring a care manager should be no different than hiring an attorney to help with legal problems or a CPA to help with tax problems. Most people don't attempt to solve legal problems on their own. And the use of professional tax advice can be an invaluable investment. The same is true of using an experienced manager.

Unfortunately there are too few care managers and the public is so poorly informed about the services of a care manager, that valuable resources that could be provided go lacking.

The irony of not using a care manager is that most families -- when given the opportunity to use these services -- think they can do it themselves and will not pay the money. Yet the services of a care manager most likely will save them considerably more money than do-it-yourself. The cost of the care manager might be only a fraction of the savings the manager could produce. Care management services can also greatly reduce family and caregiver stress and help eliminate family disputes and disagreements.

Even the Yellow Pages do not cooperate in helping the public find care managers. To find a care manager one must look in the Yellow Pages under "Senior Services". Who is going to know to look under that subject?

  1. Below is a partial list of what a care manager might do:
  2. Assess the level and type of care needed and develop a care plan
  3. Take steps to start the care plan and keep it functioning
  4. Make sure care is received in a safe and disability friendly environment
  5. Resolve family conflicts and other family issues relating to long term care
  6. Become an advocate for the care recipient and the family caregiver
  7. Manage care for a loved one for out-of-town families
  8. Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor and implement changes in care
  9. Oversee and direct care provided at home
  10. Coordinate the efforts of key support systems
  11. Provide personal counseling
  12. Help with Medicaid qualification and application
  13. Arrange for services of legal and financial advisors
  14. Manage a conservatorship for a care recipient
  15. Provide assistance with placement in assisted living facilities or nursing homes
  16. Monitor the care of a family member in a nursing home or in assisted living
  17. Assist with the monitoring of medications
  18. Find appropriate solutions to avoid a crisis
  19. Coordinate medical appointments and medical information
  20. Provide transportation to medical appointments
  21. Assist families in positive decision making
  22. Develop long range plans for older loved ones not now needing care

Let's look at two hypothetical examples to see how a care manager could be used.

Here is the first example:

Mary is taking care of her aging husband at home. He has diabetes and is overweight. Because of the diabetes her husband has severe neuropathy in his legs and feet and it is difficult for him to walk. He also has diabetic retinopathy and cannot see very well. She has to be careful that he does not injure his feet since the last time that happened he was in the hospital for four weeks with a severe infection. She is having difficulty helping him out of bed and with dressing and using the bathroom. She relies heavily on her son who lives nearby to help her manage her husband's care.

On the advice of a friend Mary is told about a care manager, Susan Brown, who helped the friend's family cope with the care of a loved one. The cost of an initial assessment and care plan from the care manager is $300.00. Mary thinks she has the situation under control and $300.00 for someone from the outside to come in and tell her how to deal with her situation seems ridiculous.

One day Mary is trying to lift her husband and injures her back severely. She is bedridden and cannot care for her husband. Her son, who works fulltime, now has two parents to care for. On the advice of the same friend he decides to bring in Susan Brown and pay her fee himself.

Susan does a thorough assessment of the family's needs. She arranges for Mary's doctor to order Medicare home care during Mary's recovery. Therapists come in and help Mary with exercises and advice on lifting. Susan advertises for and finds a private individual who is willing to live in the home for a period of time to help Mary with her recovery and watch over her husband. Susan makes sure the new caregiver is reliable and honest and that taxes are paid for the employment. Susan enlists the support of the local area agency on aging and makes sure all services available are provided for the family. Susan also calls a meeting with Mary's family and explains to them the care needs and how they need to commit to help with those needs. Susan makes arrangements to purchase medical equipment for lifting, moving and easier use of the bathroom facilities. Medicare will pay much of this cost.

Susan suggests using a geriatric care Physician she works closely with to help Mary in the care of her husband. The geriatrician meets with Mary and her husband and spends a great deal of time explaining the proper treatment and care of elderly with diabetes. He rearranges medications and puts Mary's husband on a new insulin regimen to better control his blood sugar. He starts a strict diet and insists on weight loss and exercise. The previous doctor seemed more interested in treating symptoms than in changing lifestyles. In contrast to this attitude, the geriatric Physician feels that Mary's husband has a chance of improving his health with proper treatment.

Susan also works closely with an elder law attorney and a financial planner who specializes in the elderly. The attorney prepares documents for the family including powers of attorney, a living will and advice on preserving Mary's remaining assets. The financial planner recommends a reverse mortgage specialist to help Mary and her husband tap unused assets in their home's equity. In addition, an income vehicle is put into place to convert assets into income in order to provide for Mary for her life when her husband is gone. And finally, with the help of the financial planner, an application for veterans benefits is made for Mary's husband who is a veteran. Depending on the monthly cost of care this additional income could provide up to $1,800 more a month in household income.

With the help of the care manager, Mary's life and future have been significantly improved. Her husband as well, if he adheres to the care plan, may end up having a better quality of life for his remaining years.

Here is another example of the value of the care manager.

Michelle is a single divorced mother with two teenage children. Her mother, Martha, has a stroke which apparently causes some memory loss as well as some disability in being able to fend for herself. Michelle decides to move in with her mother and take care of her. In return, Michelle who is temporarily out of work, has a place to live and share her mother's retirement income.

Martha is anything but easy to take care of. She has mood swings and often forgets what she is doing. She seems to display a lot of anger and takes it out on Michelle, calling her all kinds of horrible names. She is never happy and is constantly calling for attention. In trying to take care of her own children as well as her mother, Michelle is quickly being drained of her physical and emotional strength. In addition Michelle's brother and two sisters are happy she is taking care of her mother since they are now absolved of the responsibility, but they treat Michelle terribly. They also call her awful names and accuse her of being a "leech". On the other hand they have plenty of advice on how to deal with their mother but never offer any of their own time to help. After all, they reason, Michelle is receiving benefits from caring for her mother and logically she should be responsible for all the care.

On the advice of a friend, Michelle hires a care manager, Brent Smith, who comes highly recommended in solving family disputes. Brent is a certificated mediator. Brent first does a care assessment of Martha and comes away suspecting there is more to her personality disorder than a stroke. He makes arrangements to take Martha to a geriatric Physician who does a complete physical assessment and recognizes that Martha's mental state is due more to improper medications and severe depression. Martha's medications are reduced and changed and she is put on antidepressants. In addition her diet is upgraded, she is to receive more fluids, more healthy foods and especially receive vitamin supplements. Particularly important is a prescription for vitamin B12 shots.

The doctor insists on as much exercise as Martha can handle. Brent, the care manager, helps convince Martha of the need for her new care program and helps oversee her following through on the exercise program. Over the ensuing months Martha's lack of memory and abusive behavior become less severe. She is also better able to care for herself without Michelle's assistance.

In addition to the assessment, one of the first things Brent does is to contact Michelle's older brother who is the family leader. He has a long talk with her brother and gives the brother a different perspective on the issues. With a better understanding of the situation, the brother calls a family meeting and Brent mediates a successful resolution of the family mistreatment of Michelle and the ensuing bad feelings. Everyone including Michelle is called upon to do their part in managing the care of her mother and to work on better family relations. The issue of Michelle "sponging" off of her mother is addressed and an adequate solution is agreed to by all. Brent will follow up in a month to make sure everyone is following through on his or her commitment.

These two examples concentrate on care in the home but care managers are also actively involved in helping families with the selection of facilities and any appropriate care services. Finally, care managers are indispensable in helping coordinate and arrange for care for a loved one living far away from family members.