Chronic Care coordination programs are a collection of services and support systems to help older adults with their diverse and changing needs.
Care Coordination programs can help in accessing services such as:
The goal of care coordination is to help older adults live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
Regardless of the level of care required, it can be very challenging to be a caregiver for a loved one. Caregivers who are balancing their own needs, and personal and work responsibilities, may feel inadequately trained to find and coordinate supports for their loved one.
Care managers are well versed in the management and coordination of services and knowledgeable about the supports available.
For those who meet specific income and clinical criteria, UPMC offers geriatric care coordination through a program called Living-At-Home, a community benefit program that helps clients age 70 and older who live in select communities to remain in their homes as long as possible.