Jane E. Korb

 

 

Working with seniors for more than twenty years, Jane has extensive experience working with older people and their families. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Science (the study of the family) from Westfield Sate College and her Masters' Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Salve Regina University. Jane is a certified geriatric care manager through the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers as well as a certified case manager through the Commission of Case Management Certification. Her compassion and respect for seniors is reflected in her comprehensive approach to care.

As a Geriatric Care Manager Jane Can:

 

  1. Assist families in finding the proper Assisted Living/Nursing Home.

  2. Provide a comprehensive assessment for the senior including safety in the home, physical capability, mental capacity, evaluate their finances including bank accounts, savings bonds, etc. so their assets are protected and available, review legal documents to make sure they are up to date, make recommendations for supports and provide a list of agencies that can provide supports. If the family prefers, Jane will make all of these arrangements.

  3. Mediate between family members’ difference of opinion.

  4. Find doctors for the senior and go to the appointments with them.

  5. Review medication and assess the ability of the senior in taking the medication as prescribed.

  6. Ensure there is food in the house by either doing the grocery shopping for the senior or taking them grocery shopping.

  7. Provide insight to family members in terms of diagnosis, doctor’s orders, etc.

  8. Go to hospitals and advocate for the senior and their family members. Reviewing whether the senior is admitted or under observation.

  9. Attend plan of care meetings at nursing homes/assisted living facilities and advocate, if needed for the client.

  10. Assist with Medicaid planning and applications.

  11. For adult children out of town or in another state, Jane will keep them informed about their loved one’s health, and safety.

  12. Provide options for Rhode Island Community Based Programs.

  13. Encourage adult children to remain adult children not take on the role as their parents' parents.