Standards of Practice for Life Care Planners
Standards of Practice are intended to define the core knowledge, skills, and behaviors that life care planners should use in the course of work. Because these change over time, changes to the Standards of Practice are natural and necessary. The depiction below of life care planning practice shows the complexity and interaction of all aspects of this field, creating symbiotic relationships to promote growth and development. At the core are knowledge, skills, and behaviors, which are continually influenced by internal and external factors, creating a continuous process of change. Click Here to learn more about the Standards of Practice for… Read More...
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The Confusion over Case Managers: How Can They Help?
When people do not have the support systems in place, or the support system is overwhelmed with the care of their loved one and don’t know the resources or where to turn for help, a professional case manager can be a real asset. The Case Management Society of America defines case management as “a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health care through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost effective outcomes”. A case manager typically has a background in nursing or social… Read More...