Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Nursing Home AdvocacyFor family members living in assisted living or nursing home facilities nursing home advocacy includes visits to the client, coordinating the care they receive in their community, coordinating their medical/physician care, and general care oversight. The care manager ensures that the staff in the community where they live are made aware when a change in the client's condition is noted by the care manager in addition the care manager will contact the physician. Helping the staff develop an individualized plan of care, in addition to attending the care plan meetings each facility is required to do, so that the client's needs are completely addressed. When dementia is involved, it is the expertise of the care manager that can provide additional education and information to both the family and the community staff.