Let the new year begin and our relationships grow.
by Gail Arno, CMC, ECM Director of Care Management
Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! At Elder Care Management, we are looking forward to another year of serving our clients, educating our community, and working with families to support our clients in their aging journeys. As we enter our thirteenth year in the Care Management business, we are also reminded of our great fortune to be working with so many amazing industry partners who share our passion for serving older adults and with whom we work so closely and cohesively.
Much of our work requires us to rely on our senior care partners to fill gaps and deficits in our clients’ care. We turn to a wide variety of specialists, professionals, and organizations to assist our clients. Many seniors facing new challenges and diagnoses are often unaware of the resources available to support them. As Care Managers, we pride ourselves on connecting our clients with the best and the brightest individuals and organizations in every field. Over the next year, we will share some of the most prevalent and common resources with whom we partner. We believe that one of the best ways we can serve others is to connect and help others navigate the various resources available in our community.
Our Care Managers also regularly coordinate with associations that work to educate, research and support our clients who face new diseases diagnoses. We often work in conjunction with organizations including The Alzheimer’s Association, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, MS Society, and Parkinson’s Association. When we meet with new clients who have been diagnosed with a new disease, we immediately work to connect the family with the relevant association so that they can begin to educate themselves on the disease, the latest research, and best practices for managing the disease. Likewise, many of these organizations refer their members to Elder Care Management so that we can provide them with the hands-on support that is so often needed when managing the progression of any chronic disease. We are pleased to collaborate and to have such a close working relationship with these associations.
In most cases, aging is not a journey that should be taken alone. Successful aging often requires a team approach that includes family, industry organizations, and educated professionals who work together towards a common goal. Elder Care Management is proud to be a small but integral part of a larger team effort. We are truly stronger together!