The benefits of a care coordinator include better managed senior care, more peace of mind, and reduced medical costs.

Benefits of a Senior Care Coordinator

Bethesda Health | February 1, 2018

Yes, “house calls” still exist. In fact, the ability to receive coordinated health care wherever you call home has expanded and improved. How does it work? It begins with the senior care coordinator.

Senior care coordinators are members of a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals who work with senior adults and their families to improve and maintain the senior quality of life. There are many benefits of a senior care coordinator for both the senior and their families. Senior care coordinators can answer questions and perform assessments. Think of them as the liaison for seniors and families in a care network focused on addressing the needs of the senior.

Who’s on the Team?

Health care can be complex, particularly for senior adults who may have multiple chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, communication challenges can exist between physicians, specialists, therapists, labs, pharmacies, mental health professionals, social workers, and family caregivers. Often, the senior care coordinator acts to ensure all are on the same page—providing updates, making sure everyone is fully informed, and monitoring the needs of the patient as they change.

Benefits of a Senior Care Coordinator

Senior care coordinators can positively impact the overall care of older adults in many ways:

Finally, senior care coordinators communicate care team assessments, instructions, and other information to patients and caregivers. They also make sure all of the senior’s questions have been answered.

What are the results?

What happens when a fully informed, coordinated health care team is focused on the specific needs of a patient? The benefits of a senior care coordinator speak for themselves:

Yes, house calls do exist, but you won’t have to fit your entire healthcare team in your living room. Essentially, they are there in the form of a senior care coordinator whose main priority is keeping everyone focused on you.

At Bethesda, we know the importance of coordinating senior health care and have professionals who can provide additional information about this specific service. Contact us to learn more about our Care Coordination team.

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