OU College of Nursing Case Management
What Case Managers Do
We provide case management (also known as care management) for aging individuals and people with disabilities. Care management is a collaborative approach to assessing, providing, coordinating and monitoring healthcare services. When you come to OU Case Management, a care manager will work with you, your family, physicians and other health care providers to ensure that you receive all the necessary services to promote health and maximize your well-being while helping you to remain independent.
A case manager:
- Serves as an advocate and care coordinator for all your healthcare needs
- Helps you and your family navigate the complicated health-care environment
- Deciphers the often-complex medical language and to help you understand all of the facets of your illness.
- Helps you understand and cope with medical insurance and emotional issues related to caring for your loved one.
- Helps remove the burden of caring for an aging or disabled loved one.
Learn more about care management by visiting the website for our care management organization OU Life Stage Solutions.
What You Can Expect from a Case Manager
When your family partners with OU Case management, we will assist you in creating a clear, individualized plan for coordinating your healthcare needs. The following list shows some ways our care managers can help.
Click on the links for more information from our care management organization, OU Life Stage Solutions.
- Evaluate your loved one’s ability to remain safe and independent in the residence wigh a home safety assessment.
- Obtain proper medical care and secure necessary medical supplies and equipment
- Find home care nursing services
- Find assistance with homemaking and personal care needs
- Coordinate service delivery and necessary medical follow-up
- Provide information and education about community resources and residential options
- Prevent unnecessary or repetitive medical care (Disease Management)
- Reduce costs of care and duplicate medical services
Who Benefits From Case Management?
- Individuals with increasing aging, health, or medical concerns
- Families caring for an elderly loved one with increasing healthcare needs
- Families who want to be pro-active about planning elder care
- Families caring for a disabled loved one
- Families who are geographically separated from their loved one and need a trusted, local resource
For more detailed information, call, email or visit us at: www.oulifestagesolutions.com
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