According to the most recent estimates, the United States has over 56 million people over the age of 65. This figure is expected to more than double by 2060, when senior citizens will account for more than 19% of the population.
So, if your human service agency is interested in determining a strategy for senior services case management, we believe the time has come. Because, in the near future, your case managers will face a massive workload, numerous new challenges, and a large number of new clients desperate for their assistance.
Are you curious about how you can evolve and improve your senior care agency in the future? Let's explore the way forward.
What Does Senior Services Case Management Entail?
Senior service organizations strive to improve the quality of life for seniors who are unable to care for themselves and have little or no family support. Here’s what senior services programs do:
- Financial Assistance: Senior citizens are provided with financial assistance and access to food programs.
- Medical Assistance: Senior citizens are helped to navigate their way and access medical care.
- Therapy and Counseling: Senior citizens in need of mental health services are facilitated by senior care programs.
- Prevent Elderly Abuse: There are approximately five million cases of elderly abuse in the US Senior care services aim to prevent such incidents.
How to Improve Senior Service Case Management
If you want to improve the social services you provide to senior citizens, this is the way forward.
Hire the Right People
Senior service case managers are empathetic and dedicated individuals. It’s essential that you hire the team to take your program forward in the coming years. The right person for the right seat.
Use the Right Technology
The number of senior citizens in need of assistance from various social service agencies is rapidly increasing. As a result, your organization should invest in non-profit software for aging/long-term care. This will allow your organization to adequately meet the needs of your growing clientele while also keeping your caseworkers efficient.
Use Data for Decision-Making
Use data analytics tools, another good reason to invest in case management software, to ensure that senior citizens and their families are well-managed. This will allow you to keep track of cases, spot patterns, and make better decisions.
Next Level Senior Care Services
If you are looking to have a conversation about the way forward for senior services in your agency, then reach out to us at FAMCare. We are particularly proud of the amazing solutions we have provided for our clients in senior services/long term care organizations. We invite you to learn more by clicking the clients we serve/senior-service or read our case study on our work with SARCOA.