If you have a background in nursing, social work, gerontology, psychology, or other human services field and are looking for a change, it’s a good time to explore care management in Mississippi. In line with national trends, Mississippi’s population has gotten older as the Baby Boomers age, with 15.5% of Mississippi’s residents age 65 and older. In addition, Mississippi has a higher percentage of people age 75 and older in comparison to national statistics. Not only are care management services in high demand, but care managers can often set their own schedules and carry a caseload that allows for a healthy work-life balance.
Career burn-out is common for healthcare professionals in hospitals and other facilities, often because of long hours and busy, high-stress environments. Nurses who have made the switch to care management often report a high level of job satisfaction, in that they are less stressed, less rushed with their clients, and can focus their attention on providing high-quality care. Moreover the work is emotionally rewarding and has tangible results. For example, a care manager may help a senior and his/her family locate home care resources and/or benefits and entitlement programs so that the senior can live as independently as possible. If it’s time for the senior to transition to assisted living or a nursing facility, the care manager can offer guidance, support, and monitoring.
A care manager first conducts a comprehensive assessment of the person’s physical and mental health, medical needs, social and environmental factors, and then develops recommendations for a highly individualized plan of care. In addition, the care manager can monitor services, provide education and advocacy, coach family caregivers, and facilitate communication between medical providers, the client, and his/her family.
Care managers make referrals to other resources and professionals when appropriate, such as elder law attorneys and estate planners. It’s a holistic, client-centered approach that puts the needs and wishes of the client and family first.
Care managers often work in diverse settings, have a high degree of independence, and make a real difference in their clients’ lives. Sound good? Want to learn more? If interested please contact Brittany Fortmayer, HR Recruiter, by phone at 228-467-5900, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can review our careers page on our web site at http://www.givingtreeseniorcareoptions.com/careers/
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