Florida Patient Advocate goal is to ensure aging with dignity. We assess, we coordinate care, we advocate, and we assess again, all to ensure that each plan of care is tailored to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.
Your assigned private care manager will meet you where you are at; whether it’s home, hospital, nursing home, or Assisted Living Facility. During the initial assessment, your private care manager will explore and discuss different aspects of your life such as, medical history, safety at home, your wishes, family dynamics, cognitive functioning, mood, social support and more. Your care manager will help you identify current strengths and resources.
Plan of Care Phase
Following the assessment, your private care manager will discuss the findings with you and any authorized party. You and your care manager will work collaboratively on developing a plan of care. The plan of care will identify your goals and objectives; this means, your needs and wishes will be identified as well as what steps will be taken to ensure your needs are met.
Care Coordination and Advocacy Phase
Plan of care is primarily implemented through care coordination and advocacy on behalf of each client we serve. Your private care manger will be your local community liaison and will link you to all needed services. Your care manager will advocate on your behalf to ensure highest quality of care by all providers. Care coordination can include assistance with scheduling and managing medical appointments, Nursing home placement, Assisted Living placements, choosing the right home health agency, medical equipment orders, arranging for transportation, Medicaid application, VA benefits, linkage to local elder law attorneys and trust officers, and much more. Advocacy is to ensure your needs are voiced, the right questions are asked, and to facilitate healthy flow of communication between all providers that are involved with your care.
Your private care manager will continuously assess for progress and decline. As your needs will change so will your plan of care. Hospitalization, fall, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, mood changes, cognitive functioning, memory decline are all examples of need/s changes that will reflect on your plan of care. Well adjustment to home health aide, new medication, nursing facility are examples positive progress that will also reflect your plan of care. We’ve got you covered. We are here for you to ensure aging with dignity.
Florida Patient Advocate is a program of RK Care Group that aims to address the needs of the geriatric community throughout South Florida. We serve full time residents as well as snowbirds.