GUIDING CARE
 

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Providing support and guidance every step of the way.

 

Caring for a loved one can be challenging. All too often we find ourselves overwhelmed or feeling guilty trying to manage caregiving responsibilities by ourselves. With Guiding Care’s concierge care management services, we can enhance you and your loved one’s quality of life with personalized solutions tailored to meet your family’s needs. 

Our services will allow you to:

  • Save time and energy

  • Access to valuable resources

  • Balance your responsibilities

  • Optimize the care for your loved one

  • Enhance communication

  • Prevent crisis

  • Have peace of mind

FAMILY CONSULTATION

During a family consultation, the Care Manager helps the family explore future planning needs and community resources that are available. One or more individualized sessions will help identify problems and provide guidance.

ASSESSMENT AND CARE PLAN

The care manager evaluates current strengths and weaknesses through an examination of the person’s health status, functional abilities, general living situation, cognitive and emotional condition, social resources and utilization of community services. The Care Manager develops an individualized care plan based on findings.  Most families choose to engage ongoing care management services to help implement the care plan recommendations and modifying the plan as circumstances change.   

ONGOING CARE MANAGEMENT

The Care Manager continually assesses the needs of the client, develops and implements a care plan, and coordinates and monitors various aspects of daily living. Care management includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Implementing care plan recommendations and modifying the plan as circumstances change.

  • Attending doctor appointments and facilitating communication between doctor, client, and family.

  • Linkage with appropriate service providers and monitoring those services (e.g., home health, senior companion, hospice, elder care attorney, bookkeeper).

  • Providing information on Federal and state entitlements, connecting families to local programs when appropriate (e.g., food assistance, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid).

  • Helping clients and families with insurance concerns, claims, and applications.

  • Evaluating home safety and helping clients and families select the appropriate level of housing or residential options.

  • Helping families adjust, cope and problem-solve around long-distance and in-home caregiving.

  • Acting as a liaison to out of town families, making sure things are going well, alerting families to problems and providing expertise for solutions

  • Offering ongoing counseling, support, advocacy, and education.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

We offer crisis intervention when needed, helping clients navigate through emergency departments and hospitalizations, rehabilitation stays and ensuring that adequate care is available to the client. If you can't be there, we will be. We are available to our clients and families 24/7 in case of an emergency. 

 

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ABOUT

GUIDING CARE

 

Jaimee Friedlander, LCSW
Founder/ Care Manager

Jaimee Friedlander, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), was born and raised in South Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from New College of Florida and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a certificate in Aging Studies from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Jaimee has dedicated her career to helping seniors and their families.  Prior to founding Guiding Care, Jaimee worked as a Geriatric Care Manager for Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and as a Social Worker for The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center. 

Jaimee aspires for every client and family to feel like they are being treated with respect and compassion. Jaimee takes a holistic approach to problem-solving by understanding that many factors are impacting one's life including physical, emotional, social, financial, and environmental factors. She uses the strengths approach and her expert knowledge of resources to find mutually decided upon and creative solutions for challenges facing older adults and their families.


Jaimee is committed to following the values, professional standards, and code of ethics set forth by the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and The Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). 

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