Care Planning

Comprehensive patient assessments
A comprehensive assessment provides a clear picture of the patient’s situation, needs, affordable care options, and resources. It is one of the most important steps in the process of providing quality care for your loved one. Read More.

PRI and SCREEN Assessments
Required of all new admissions into assisted living facilities within New York State, the PRI and SCREEN assessment is an evaluation tool used by registered nurses to assess the level of care required of potential assisted living facility admissions.

Long-term care and housing planning
One of the most common dilemmas caregivers face is where the loved one will live. Our care managers help devise a strategy to ensure that all facets of aging are carefully planned to maximize asset preservation, legal protection, and overall health — issues that are of particular concern when older persons require care in assisted living facilities. When assisted care is needed, either for rehabilitation or long term care, we can obviate common missteps well-intentioned family members often take and maximize the chances of admission to a preferred facility.

Medicare and Medicaid consultation
The byzantine rules of Medicare and Medicaid are daunting. We can help provide clarity regarding coverage and eligibility issues and handle providers who themselves are often ill informed on the subjects as well.

Locate and coordinate community resources
Many families contact Umbrella when they’re at a loss as to the best course of action to take for an ill or injured senior adult. One of the primary functions Umbrella serves is to ensure the patient’s best care while engaging community resources to alleviate caregiver stress and financial burden. These resources may include government, non-profit and private programs. We often find that our fees are offset by the community and entitlement benefits we find for a patient.

End of life counseling and hospice planning
Our care manager’s role as an advocate for older persons engenders a unique relationship between us and your loved one — a role that is generally well regarded by patients who seek to discuss end of life issues with a trusted companion outside the family circle. Care managers are uniquely positioned to have frank conversations with dying patients and are able to facilitate the difficult decisions that patients and families must jointly make.

Home safety evaluations
Living independently is often the most important factor to older adults as they age. As older adults age, family members are often concerned for the safety of their loved ones at home. Safety evaluations can provide an objective assessment of how your loved one is managing in the home environment.