Geriatric Care Management
WHAT IS GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT?
Why Life-Links?

We believe...

Five Things to Know Before Consulting Dr. Google
June 2014

Every evening for two weeks, Susan experienced a stomach ache. She kept meaning to call her doctor, but the pain always disappeared by morning. Susan decided to go online to research her symptoms. Going to her favorite search engine, she keyboarded “stomach pain.” Scrolling through the results, she clicked on links: Appendicitis? Colon cancer? A pulled muscle? Kidney stones? As she surfed from website to website, she became more alarmed and confused. Chat board posters offered harrowing stories. Official-looking websites were hawking expensive herbal supplements and strange medical devices, guaranteeing a cure. Finally, Susan made an appointment with her doctor, who diagnosed her problem as an ulcer caused by a medication she was taking for her arthritis. The doctor changed her medication and the ulcer quickly healed.
Managing Money, Orthopedic Specialists, and Disability
May 2014

Money - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published four guides to help financial caregivers, particularly those who handle the finances of older Americans, carry out their duties and responsibilities in managing someone else’s money.  “In order to protect our seniors, we must educate the caregiver generation,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The Consumer Bureau is publishing a series of guides called ‘Managing Someone Else’s Money.’ The guides are designed to help people meet the responsibility of managing money for a loved one.”
Orthopedic - Musculoskeletal pain of the bone, joint and muscles is one of the most common reasons for primary care visits in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, chronic pain, or pain that persists beyond an expected period of healing, is estimated to affect 100 million Americans.

Beyond the Dreaded Plateau
April 2014
by Jo Singer, PT, CMC
Long after clients are discharged from formal therapy services, they can continue to improve in many ways. Many times, a therapist, answerable to the insurance company, cannot continue to see a patient who is basically functional.  Often this is when patients and their families are told about the plateau; the time when many elderly people stop improving daily and Medicare coverage stops.  At Life-Links, we can help.  While I serve many clients as a generalist Care Manager, I have over 40 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. For many years, Medicare guidelines required a patient to be improving in order to continue receiving covered therapy.  In early 2013, the rule was clarified to specify a patient cannot be ruled out only because they are not improving, but the rules are tricky and this explanation is still the one offered to many patients.

Certified

Life-Links is proud to have 5 of only 8 Certified Members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers in Middle Tennessee. We have Master’s degrees in related fields or years of related professional experience. We are committed to adhering to the NAPGCM’s Pledge of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Experienced
The Life-Links team has more than 120 years combined experience working with seniors and managing their care needs. Our team has developed best practices to help you make the right decisions from the start.

Connected
We have unprecedented access to facilities and doctors based on years of trusting relationships. We provide an independent opinion about what care is needed and where to get it.

Objective
Unlike referral agencies, we don’t benefit financially from the recommendations we make. You can rest assured our recommendations are made with your loved one’s best interest at heart.



NO BEHAVIOR OR FAMILY DYNAMIC IS TOO DIFFICULT . . . TRULY!

Life-Links, LLC   |  P.O. Box 682045 • Franklin, TN 37068-2045    615.595.8929

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Stay in touch...

COMBINED
120 YEARS
EXPERIENCE



AVAILABLE
24/7
365 DAYS/YEAR


NO 
COMMISSIONS
UNBIASED
RECOMMENDATIONS


S
AVE MONEY WITH
SOLUTIONS
THAT WORK
NEWS & EVENTS
1

Initial assessment


We always begin with an in-depth assessment. Completed in person with the senior and family members, the comprehensive assessment allows us to better understand obstacles you and your family are facing.

Personalized Care Plan


Based on needs identified during the assessment, you’ll receive a personalized Care Plan. This written plan is essentially a road map customized for you.

2
When your taxes are complicated, you hire a CPA. When the needs of an aging loved one are complicated, you hire a Professional Geriatric Care Manager. Life-Links’ Care Managers provide you and your elderly loved one with solutions to problems faced along the aging journey. Our Geriatric Care Management services are three-fold:
3

Care Plan Implementation


Once we have delivered and reviewed your Care Plan with you, we then work with you to implement all or part of the plan – the direction is up to you.

Thank You!

The form has been successfully sent.

Label Text:

This field is required.

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

EMAIL ADDRESS

This field is required.

SEND