Unfortunately, many individuals suffer major accidents, unexpected onset of new health crises, and elective surgeries that require ongoing rehabilitation support.
Common situations necessitating ongoing rehabilitation support:
- Elective surgery for joint replacement
- Sudden onset of a major event such as stroke, heart attack, or respiratory failure
- Infection involving prolonged antibiotics and overall deconditioning
- Falls with injuries such as concussion, brain injury, fractures, or spinal cord injuries
- Multiple medical co-morbidities resulting in prolonged hospitalization
- Frailty due to chronic illnesses
- Traumatic injuries such as a fall from a ladder or car accident
Individuals and their families dealing with these situations are often overwhelmed. They seek assistance in creating a plan that makes sense.
Keen Life Care Managers are often asked the following questions:
- How long will I be in the hospital or rehabilitation facility?
- What is covered by insurance, and how much will I need to pay out of pocket?
- Are there quality facilities or agencies in my area?
- What are the next steps in the process?
- How will I get to my physician and rehabilitation appointments?
- Who will oversee my mom’s or dad’s care, given that I live at a distance?
- What is the rehabilitation plan, and what’s the long-term plan?
- I don’t have financial resources, so how will I get help?
- How do I select an agency to provide care support at home?
- Does my loved one need to transition from home to a facility?
Keen Life Care Managers are experts who provide guidance for rehabilitation:
- Provide introductions to local care providers and facilities
- Educate you in optimizing healthcare benefits
- Collaborate with healthcare providers to create a strategic plan
- Coordinate with therapists and care providers
- Assist in acquiring specialty services, devices, or equipment
- Manage appointments and accompany, as needed
- Evaluate need for ongoing caregiver support at home
- Communicate updates for families at a distance
- Oversee caregivers to provide assistance with home exercise and walking programs
- Refer to specialists, such as orthotists/prosthetists, gero-psychiatrists, and neurologists