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Ron Kauffman - Geriatric Care Manger

4508 Illicium Dr
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418-6730
(561) 626-4481
Fax: (561) 626-4585
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Geriatric Care Manager
Ron Kauffman - Geriatric Care Manger serves Stuart, FL, Hobe Sound, FL, Jupiter Island, FL, Jupiter, FL, Jupiter Inlet Colony, FL and more...
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    About My Business
    A Geriatric Care Manager is a qualified healthcare professional that assists individuals and families to manage their current life circumstances. This can include making care decisions, locating resources, facilitating and planning for implementing resources, benefits and Medicaid application assistance as well as provision of support in the spirit of maintaining a person’s or family’s quality of life.

    Older adults are happiest when they can continue an independent lifestyle, making their own decisions about daily living. However, there may come a critical time for older adults when illness, memory loss, disability or simple problems of aging arise. These new challenges can have significant physical, social and emotional impacts on older adults and jeopardize their well-being. For family members who live out of state, this creates tremendous worry about their parent(s) concern as to what to do next. A professional geriatric care manager can be the solution to this dilemma by helping the family to develop a coordinated plan of care to assist the older adult.

    Geriatric care managers specifically assist seniors and their families by providing a thorough assessment of a person’s level of social, emotional and medical factors, then coordinating a variety of services to meet the unique functional and care needs of the older adult. This can involve working closely with Trust Officers, Guardians and Estate Planning professionals on the client’s behalf.

    For a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, a Geriatric Care Manager is often able to assist a family by monitoring the progression of the disease and make recommendations to implement appropriate resources as symptoms intensify. This role of the Geriatric Care Manager can be particularly important to family members that live far from the clients as well as to local family caregivers who feel they need additional support in making care decisions.
    About My Services
    What Can a Geriatric Care Manager Do or Provide You?

    Geriatric Care Management Services provided for an older adult may include:

    Psychosocial, emotional and medical assessment of patient
    Referral and follow-up with appropriate in-home services
    Weekly visitations to see clients in their home/care facility
    Monitoring client care plan with staff within a care facility
    Crisis intervention to coordinate and assess all medical emergencies
    Coordination and supervision of in-home caregivers and other support services
    Weekly medication management
    Supportive counseling and emotional support
    Assist with Medicare, Supplemental and Long Term Care Insurance Issues
    Coordinate and attend medical appointments; doctor evaluations
    Confer with doctors regarding health concerns, medications & compliance issues
    Assisting family and client with legal and medical directives
    Educate family regarding long range planning options for their loved one
    Weekly reporting to family member or responsible person
    Liaison with primary care physician, medical specialists & care professionals
    Assistance with research & selection of senior living facility
    Assistance with filing a Medicaid nursing home application
    Provide bookkeeping and bill paying services as needed
    Act as Healthcare Surrogate if requested by client when there is no other family
    Work with Trustee(s), Guardian, professional Estate Planners as necessary
    Conditions I Am Unable To Treat
    Geriatric care managers do not provide hands-on patient care. We assure that all our clients receive the best possible care from professionals.

    This approach to our service extends to in-home care, nursing assistance, elder law, financial and estate planning, medical care and long term care issues; we do not provide these services directly, but work with and can refer many of the top providers of these services directly to the client of family of the patient.

    We do not bill nor receive additional compensation from any of the referrals or services we introduce to our clients or their families.
    Experience And Credentials
    My experience includes a 10-year medical background as an EMT, 5-years of dealing with issues of patient care, facility placement, advance directives, and the stresses of caring and dealing with loss.

    During the past 5-years I have focused on and become an expert on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as it relates to dealing with both the patient and family of a senior with Alzheimer’s. I was directly responsible for the care of my mother who has Alzheimer’s disease, and I remain the primary care intermediary with the staff and her physicians since her placement in an assisted living facility.

    My other activities focusing on the special needs of our aging population have included:

    Author of the book – “Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease”
    Selected to attend the White House Conference on Aging (Washington, D.C. – 2005)
    Public Information Officer – Area Agency on Aging
    Syndicated columnist – Senior LifeStyles – Tryon Daily Bulletin – 5-years
    Expert & contributor to regarding Caregiving & Alzheimer’s Issues
    Contributing expert & writer to Families of Loved Ones magazine in New Jersey
    Contributing expert & writer to Omaha Family Magazine – Omaha, NE
    Fully accredited as a Certified Senior Advisor
    * Certified as a Dementia Care Team Leader by the Alzheimer’s Association
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    Costs for a Geriatric Care Manager vary based on needs, but usually includes an initial assessment, an assessment evaluation and written report with recommendations.

    The initial assessment may require more than one meeting, particularly if out of town family is to be involved.

    If hired by the client or family, subsequent fees are based upon an hourly rate that can be discussed in person or by phone, fax or email.

    Initial assessment cost range from $295 - $395 depending on the number of meetings required.

    Hourly rate for Care Management Services is $80.00 per hour.

    All contracted services are billed at the end of each month and are due within the first 10-days of the month following the dates of service. All payments must be made by check. No credit cards and we do not accept Medicare or assignment of insurance benefits.
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    Hours of Service
    Client meetings are established on a regularly scheduled basis, typically between the hours of 9-4 Monday through Friday. Most clients are seen for 1-hour, once per week, more if required or requested by the family.

    The scheduled time is usually longer when meeting the client at her/his doctor's appointment, or in times of emergencies, such as at the emergency room of a hospital or clinic.

    We are available to the client and the family of the client 24/7 by telephone for emergencies, otherwise, all personal visits are conducted during normal business hours.

    Telephone & email follow up with the families is typically done between the hours of 4 PM and 9 PM Monday-Thursday evenings, and on weekends when required.

    We are here to serve the needs of the patient/client and his/her family, and are always available by phone and email, and return all calls on the same day they are received.
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    Issued by U.S. Internal Revenue Service
    Issued by National Plan and Provider Enumeration System
    Issued by Medicare
    Medicare Certified
    Issued by Medicare Certified
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