Services

All services start with a thorough evaluation of the client and family situation. A written report, documenting the results of the interview, record review, etc., includes a Plan of Care. Based on the Plan of Care and ongoing client needs, LifeSpan typically does the following:

  • Attends doctor appointments and advocates for an efficient & effective Medical Plan
  • Mediates family meetings regarding ongoing care needs of parents or loved ones
  • Advocates for clients at care conferences in hospitals, subacute or other care facilities
  • Refers and quality-controls referrals to hands-on providers as needed, such as home health agencies, specialty physicians, Assisted Living Communities, Nursing Homes, etc.
  • Advises the client/family regarding accessing financial or in-kind resources to provide or pay for care
  • Works with other professionals, such as elder and estate attorneys, financial advisors, bank trust officers, accountants, senior real estate professionals, home modification contractors, etc.
  • Does insurance appeals
  • Formulates Life Care Plan to address the long-term needs of clients
  • Recommends appropriate alternative or complimentary care providers by request

As a result of our assessment, LifeSpan may recommend a strategy using technology to enable the client to live
at home safely using monitoring strategies, such as:

At-Home Monitoring Options

pillboxThe Electronic Pillbox Keep loved ones safe at home by assuring that their meds are being taken on time and consistently.

The MedReady monitors medication adherence and reports it to an easily accessible web site.

The MedReady system will alert the patient when a dose is due, and a reminder telephone call is delivered to the patient if the medication is not taken.

At-Home Monitoring of Chronic Conditions

  • Measurements are monitored on a 24/7 basis. The client or caregiver receives a call if the reading is out of the normal range or if the client is not utilizing the equipment on a regular basis.
  • Data is compiled into a Personal Health Record for subsequent review by the client or doctor or emergency personnel

Peripherals

Blood Pressure Cuff

  • Recommended for patients with hypertension, chronic heart failure or COPD
  • Helps ensure optimal cardiac functioning
  • Works at the push of a button; easy-to-use

Pulse Oxymeter / Oxygen Saturation

  • Recommended for patients with COPD, CHF, and other heart and lung conditions
  • Measures pulse rate and pulse strength as well as the oxygen level in the blood indicating whether the client needs additional oxygen
  • Measures pulse rate and pulse strength as well as the oxygen level in the blood indicating whether the client needs additional oxygen

Automatic Scale/Weight Management

  • Recommended for weight management (obesity/underweight) and for CHF patients who might be retaining excess fluid
  • Easy-to-use: Just step on it, and the scale automatically records weight

Blood Sugar/Glucose Meter

  • Recommended for diabetic patients monitoring their blood sugar
  • Easy-to-use
  • Transmits data from the client’s own blood glucose meter.

Peak Flow/Exhalation

  • Recommended for patients with asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions
  • Measures the strength of exhalation
  • Easy-to-use: Simply breathe into the device

Coming Soon:

  • PT/INR at-home testing
  • Anywhere PERS (Personal Emergency Response System using cellular telephone technology to locate the individual)

The LifeSpan Safe at Home Program

Features:

  • In-home visit by RN Care Manager
  • Review of health history by a very experienced nurse
  • Review of medication regime and related safety issues
  • Review of chronic disease and functional conditions that may be safety issues
  • Treatment options for current and likely future conditions,
  • Review of safety of current living conditions,
  • Review of cost issues related to providing a safe in-home environment
  • Review of resources to cover current and foreseeable future costs of care

Our Program helps families and caregivers to:

  • Predict and control their out of pocket costs
  • Balance other responsibilities in their life and manage the stress of the unknown
  • Keep their loved one out of the hospital and the nursing home
  • Choose the best home health agency or other health provider
  • Find monetary resources to pay for needed care.
  • Use technology to leverage resources and maintain quality of life.