Seabury Resources For Aging Community Relations Manager Jennifer Brown joined Raquel and Ryan on The Senior Soup Podcast to discuss geriatric care management, which is also known as Aging Life Care Management.
Founded in 1924 in Washington, D.C., Searbuy Resources began as a women’s retirement home with deep roots in the faith-based community. Next April, Seabury will celebrate its 100th birthday - and yes, they are throwing a big party!
At the beginning of the podcast, Jennifer discussed her background in the healthcare industry and her role as Seabury’s community relations manager.
Jennifer discussed the care management services that Seabury offers older adults, and she shared the appropriate time for someone to reach out to a care manager for help with their aging loved ones.
The care management field is relatively new, Jennifer explained. It started locally about 30 years ago and is a specialty area of licensed social workers who are available to assist older adults and their families with various care needs, social needs, and housing needs.
Care managers are hired to provide the same care and support that a next of kin would do for an older adult with no next of kin or a family far away.
Care managers develop care plans to connect older adults and their families with home care agencies, primary care physicians, specialists, therapists, elder law attorneys, daily money managers, house cleaning services, and so many other resources.
Aging life care managers also advocate for older adults, ensuring that their needs and safety are considered. They help mediate and arbitrate between family members who may have different opinions about the best course of action for an older adult.
Families can contact aging life care managers when an older adult's situation declines or if the extended family is having difficulty managing their loved one’s care.
Care managers' hourly rates run between $150 to $170.
Call Seabury Resources for Aging today at (202) 364-0020 if you or a loved one could benefit from the services an aging life care manager can provide.