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Case Manager Corner – Initial

Case Manager Corner - Initial Case manager corner. We provide unique views and insight to topics that you would otherwise not get. In addition, to more detailed discussions of topics on the free blog we cover two additional strings that help the reader interface and apply the theory we discuss on the free blog. Those two sections are Myths and miss conceptions and Case manager corner. With the loss of continuity of care and the decline of the old fashioned “doctor” who knew your case in depth, followed you in all care settings and in the health care system in general, all of us are increasingly called upon to manager our own cases and to be “case managers” for ourselves and our loved ones. We offer a discussion string called Case manager corner in which we help each of you become a more informed case manager for yourself. Continuity of care requires each of us to become more involved in our own care. It requires each party, doctor, family, patient, and caregivers, facility administrator and others involved in our care to value the other member’s contributions. Only by asking yourself how the other people feel can you expect continuity of care from them. However, in the end each individual or family needs to make the final decision of what they need, want, and the best, most cost effective, way to achieve it. Case manager corner is our moderated discussion on ways each of us can be our own case manager. Now when much of the continuity in care has been lost from that traditional doctor patient relationship now more than ever we all need to be our own case managers. Join now to see if we all use the term “case manager” with the same meanings and expectations. In the end we all are our own case managers.  While you doctor could be a big asset in managing your case, many doctors unfortunately have little geriatrics and out patient care, chronic care, senior out patient care experience.  Many are less familiar with the Senior Care Continuum which includes Assisted Living, Residential Care Homes, Home Care, Nursing Homes, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Adult Day Care, Elder Care and many other variations of care. Membership and education are a great value. We believe our members section pays for itself if you use even one idea to improve your own personal use of your existing health care system. For example if you are choosing and Assisted Living or comparable care setting you can expect to pay 2, 000 a month or more. This difficult and expensive choice is equivalent to buying a new car every year. We want everyone to compare the “ASSISTANCE” they are paying for when they pay 2 – 4000 a month for care or “assistance”. By reading and participating in our members area you will gain a better, broader, understanding of what is available, what questions to ask, when looking for the care and continuity in care, with the “assistance” you want. Members get more in depth discussions on the topics covered on the free part of the site. Members get access to more specific case scenarios with more detailed suggestions for solutions and ways to approach the various questions posed by our members. Members get access to ideas and methods to interact with the health care system including ways to better utilize existing insurances and drug plans Members get two unique posts twice a month under Myths and misconceptions and Case manager corner that are not posted on the free part of the site. Members get access to an insurance comparison and discussion section that compares and contrasts various insurance options. Under case manager corner one topic is choosing your insurance. Our comparison includes the member’s comments and moderated answers to give a patient and family centered view of what each plan offers. We also include cash or having no insurance as an alternative that many do not include. For example, many may not know it may be cheaper to pay cash for your medication than to use your insurance and pay only the co pay. That is right, if you pay cash it might cost less than the co pay on your insurance. Members get access to special video interview with guests on special topics. Thanks for reading this post .  If you liked this post please help us by sharing the message of Care, Caring, and Continuity of Care by likeing, friending, and following our works on Facebook     (tlcsr.kerrymcgivney), Twitter ( TLCSRLasVegas), Youtube (TLCSRLV),  Joining our Email List and this Blog, and sending this to any sons, daughters, or seniors you know. Here are links to make it easy! Like Our FaceBook Page: Friend Us On FaceBook: Follow us on Twitter: Like our videos on Youtube: Join our Free Blog and Email List:   Contact: Shawn McGivney MD, RFA Shawn@tlcsr.com www.tlcsr.com www.tlcsr.com/blog/  

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