A Care Coordinator is a healthcare professional (oftentimes a nurse) who knows your entire health history. As a result, they know which hospitals and doctors you like best. So when you need care or help understanding lab results, they are there for you.
Some people have decided to take control of their long-term health care by using a Care Coordinator. This does two things. First, it removes stress from family members who often have to do this. Second, it gives you a professional who can navigate the health care system for you.
Care Coordinators are excellent advocates for you because they have a clear understanding of what you want now and in the future. They can coach and guide you to reach your personal best. Other ways they will advocate for you are:
Your advocate will be alongside you from diagnosis through recovery. For example, if you have an upcoming elective surgery, a round of testing or an unexpected emergency you will have support. Their medical expertise allows them:
Care Coordinators focus on prevention and wellness. In addition, they will also design and oversee your personal care plan. Here’s how they work to keep you well:
When you’re healthy they will help you stay healthy with ongoing wellness assessments and advice.
And when you’re sick, they will arrange and oversee everything and act as your advocate.
Confident Living is a continuing care at home program. We focus on helping you remain active and independent as you age in your own home. We serve the greater Cincinnati area, for more information, contact us online or call (513) 719-3522.