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Assisting Families Through Transitions

Flower Empower
• A comprehensive approach
• The core of the flower is the clinician-family partnership
• Assess need
• Sustain a caring environment
• Educate
• Identify and link to resources
• The stem symbolizes advocacy activities
• The leaves symbolize vision, values and principles
• The roots feed the flower (partnership):
• Responsibility and accountability
• Recognition of the value of the partnership
• Respect uniqueness
• Resource identification for emerging needs
• Results monitoring

Principles of Case Management

Summary
– The demand for case managers is growing rapidly as insurance companies restrict reimbursement, move toward capitation and as individuals with high copays try to reduce expenses.
– Not only are case managers employed by hospitals and treatment centers, but increasingly by organizations like businesses and universities that have a strong motivation to keep their employees/students healthy and (relatively) happy
– Case managers provide assessment, advocacy, education and assistance with treatment coordination and implementation, often in a multidisciplinary team
– Case managers do not diagnose or treat illnesses

CM -Dementia Case Management

Summary
– Dementia can be permanent or temporary and caused by a variety of factors including
– Diabetes
– HIV
– Stroke/Heart attack
– Depression
– Thiamine deficiency
– CO2 poisoning
– Lewy bodies
– Genetics
– A variety of interventions can be used to assist the person with dementia and their caregivers
– Ensure sufficient sleep
– Assist with communication
– Conduct functional assessments of preferred and problem behaviors