At Aegis Care Management, we strive to provide care assistance to our clients with compassion and professionalism. But before we can do that, we would like to answer any questions you may have about our services, insurance coverage, and more. Here, we answer some of our most frequently asked questions to provide you with a clear sense of our services and values.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Aegis Care is different?
What separates Aegis from the other care management companies out there is Kyri Menaker. Prior to founding Aegis Care Management, Kyri worked throughout the healthcare continuum. She started her healthcare career as a social worker in a skilled nursing center, Kyri quickly worked her way up to a Regional Social Work role. Kyri was responsible for overseeing the discharge process, and coordinating safe discharge plans for a prominent skilled nursing company with over 30 locations. Kyri then decided to become a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator where she was responsible for the care of 200+ plus patients daily on average. She consistently maintained the highest standard of care for her staff and patients, as well as consistently received a 5-Star rating from the Department of Health and Senior Services. Kyri formed Aegis Care Management because she has seen and understands the ongoing change in our healthcare system. Patients are living longer, but now have to deal with the challenge of insurance companies cutting benefits leading to hospitals and rehabilitation centers discharging quicker than ever. Kyri is not only a Geriatric Care Manager, she is the advocate and voice your loved one needs to get the appropriate resources and care they are entitled to.
Who is eligible for your services?
We offer support for anyone who needs help managing their healthcare. However, we offer specialized services for older adults, people with disabilities, individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and those diagnosed with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.
What types of services do you provide?
We offer assistance for clients in every aspect of healthcare. Some of our most popular client services include the following:
- Medical, socioemotional, and financial need assessments
- Personalized care plan development
- Recommendation of providers, treatments, and interventions
- Coordination of appointments and client preparation
- Client advocacy in discussions with healthcare providers, insurance representatives, family members, etc.
- Navigation of insurance policies and claims processes
- And more…
What is client advocacy?
Just like care management, client advocacy is different for everyone. However, the shared goal of all client advocacy is to promote the wishes and overall health of clients. This can take many different forms, including the following:
- Contacting clients’ families as requested
- Maximizing clients insurance benefits
- Communicating with service providers on clients’ behalves
- Making sure clients understand how to care for themselves effectively
What are the main benefits of care management?
With the help of a care manager and our care management services, our clients rest easy knowing that they are maximizing their healthcare benefits. Since each member of our staff has direct healthcare experience, they know how to navigate the rules, regulations, and lingo to help you attain care that’s effective and straightforward. Plus, as your care needs grow, having someone who will not only keep you organized but also provide you with support and comfort can help ease the burden created by complex and challenging health concerns.
Can services be covered by insurance?
Yes, our services can be covered by select long term care insurance plans. To determine your eligibility, we can provide you with step-by-step instructions or contact your insurance company on your behalf. Please note that we do not accept Medicare.
How often do care managers see their clients?
Based on your unique needs, our care managers will work with you to develop a meeting schedule.
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes. We want to help clients in Northern NJ and Upstate NY live enriched, healthy lives. To do this, we will travel to your home, healthcare location, or a convenient location for a free initial consultation. In our consultation we will describe the services we offer and answer any questions you have.
If you have any further questions or would like to schedule your free consultation, contact us today.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
At Aegis Care Management, providing comprehensive care management services for residents of Northern NJ and the surrounding areas is our highest priority. If you or a loved one are interested in pursuing care management, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at your home or care facility.