How can I make sure my senior receives the best care?

As Medical Director of Family First, Luciano Grubissich, MD, PsyAcompleted his medical training as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital and holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and psychoanalysis, working in behavioral health settings, including crisis management , outpatient clinics and home therapy.

Question: How can I make sure my loved one receives the best care?

Responnse: Ask lots of questions. Have good, open, honest and transparent communication with your loved one’s care team and be proactive in learning about your loved one’s current and future care needs.

You also need to understand the normal course of progression of their treatment plan and where your loved one stands in comparison. Ask questions and fully understand why the discrepancies exist.

Then, use the CMS Quality Scores to make choices about home health care and residential placement. Work with your insurance provider to identify preferred providers and centers of excellence based on diagnosis. You can also get a virtual second opinion.

Finally, ask your employer about offers that will allow you, the caregiver, to do a full review of your loved one’s medical records and determine if their diagnosis and treatments are correct and appropriate.

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