Care Navigation Services
at the Brain Health Center
When you or someone you love is having cognitive difficulties it impacts the entire family. The health care and community resource system is very complex. Navigating this system can be difficult and time consuming. As part of your treatment at the Brain Health Center, the Care Navigation Team is available to you and your family for education, resources and support throughout your treatment.
- Case Management
A member of the Care Navigation Team will be available to support you in following through on the Brain Health Center physician’s recommendations. You and your loved ones will have direct and continued access whenever you need additional resources, education or emotional support. Resources can include community programs, adult day programs, exercise groups, and other therapeutic programs, as well as referrals for financial and legal planning services.
- Patient Advocacy
The Care Navigation Team can support you in advocating with insurance companies and other health-related vendors, helping to ensure you or your loved one receives appropriate care. We also provide advocacy and education to reduce stigma.
- Emotional Support
Adjusting to cognitive changes can cause feelings of anxiety and can cause stress within existing relationships. Or, the changes can make you feel apprehensive and you find yourself isolating, even from people and activities you enjoyed before. Witnessing a loved one experiencing cognitive difficulties can also be very painful. Part of the comprehensive services provided at the Brain Health Center is emotional support for patients and their loved ones. This can take place over the phone, or in person, one on one, or with an entire family.
- Support Groups
The Brain Health Center also offers monthly confidential support groups for spouse-caregivers and adult children which are facilitated by the center’s psychotherapists. These groups are exclusively offered to our patients’ families to help reduce social isolation, and are an invaluable resource of ongoing support.
- Family Care Specialist
Laura Anderson, MA is available for education and coordination of services related to the Alzheimer’s Association’s numerous programs. She provides the complete curriculum of classes offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as support groups for the general public.
Learn more about Education and Support.