Geriatric Care Management
and Coordination

Compassion, knowledge and concrete advice
for the WHOLE family


Aging Life Care

KITH: [noun] acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group

About



At Kith Elder Care, our name signifies the commitment to providing the same quality of care and attention that we would want for our own family members.

Warmth, caring, and the belief in human dignity are the driving forces behind Kith Elder Care's care management services. Kith Elder Care realizes that the changes associated with aging can be difficult and that deciding on the best plan of action for yourself or an elder can be a daunting task filled with questions and anxiety.

As a licensed social worker and certified Geriatric Care Manager, Liz Dunleavy, LSW, CMC, analyzes each client's situation and provides them with a thorough assessment and highly personalized plan of care that includes practical and timely solutions. Support in the decision making process is provided every step of the way.


Liz Dunleavy

Liz Dunleavy, MSW, LSW, CMC

Liz Dunleavy, of Kith Elder Care, serves as a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) in the greater Philadelphia area. Liz is a licensed social worker and certified care manager. With her experience, she provides expert guidance, caring advocacy and timely connections with cost-effective services for older adults and their families, planning for current and future needs.

Liz received her Master's degree in social work from Fordham University with an emphasis in gerontology and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Simmons College. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and has received a Care Manager Certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.

Kith Elder Care serves Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks Counties

What is a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)?

A professional Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) is a health and human services specialist who helps individuals as they care for older friends or relatives. The GCM is trained, experienced and certified in any of several fields related to care management, including social work, nursing, and gerontology. The GCM uses a holistic approach to create a plan of care that encompasses multiple facets of the client's life. Typically the assessment is followed by ongoing care management that provides oversight of the client and any services they may be receiving. Through ongoing care management, changes in status are more readily identified and addressed.


Services



Assessments

A care plan is developed, taking into account the client’s wishes and unique environmental, physical, mental, emotional, social, safety and financial circumstances. The care plan offers practical, cost effective solutions to match your individual situation and budget.

Ongoing Care Management

Ongoing care management allows the care manager to establish a rapport with the elder, monitor their status, and address issues as they arise, helping to improve the elder's quality of life while minimizing the risk of neglect or unnecessary hospitalization. Families are given peace of mind knowing that they have a compassionate professional working with their loved one.

Coordination of Care Services

The care manager’s experience with the healthcare system and knowledge of local resources can save clients and their families valuable time and money by linking them to the most appropriate and highest quality providers in elder care.

Escorts to Medical Appointments

A care manager accompanying a client to medical appointments ensures that pertinent questions are asked, answered, and understood. Visit summaries and suggestions for next steps serve as valuable tools to families and other healthcare providers.

Guidance in Selection of Assisted Living or Long-term Care Options

A strong knowledge of the various housing options available to seniors enables the care manager to help tailor the search for those who are new to the area or who may require an alternative living environment.

Mediation

Assistance in resolving issues that may arise between family members and/or providers.

Advocacy

The care manager works to ensure that the client’s wishes are being honored and they are receiving the best and most cost effective services, as well as supporting their family and loved ones in the decision making process.

Additional Services

We provide a variety of additional individualized services to meet the needs of our clients. Don't hesitate to ask!

Contact



We'd love to talk more. Contact us for a free consultation.

Kith Elder Care, LLC
Phone: 215.880.3541
Email: liz@kithcare.com

Address
225 South 18th Street, Suite 1419
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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