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Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Private Care Management

Private care management focuses on assisting individuals age 60 and over to live independently in the community. Services include assessment of individual needs, development of an individualized plan of care and locating and establishing services.    Private care management is a special fee-based service which starts with a 5-hour block of assessment and service coordination.   For additional service options, see In-Home Services.

Contact Information:

Information & Assistance Specialists
(913) 715-8861
(888) 214-4404 - toll free
Contact Aging Information

What is the Private Care Management (PCM) option?    Private Care Management (PCM) Brochure

Private Care Management is a new and sensible choice for care coordination. It offers:

  • A trusted source providing a detailed functional assessment and comprehensive plan of care.
  • Single contact for connection to local service providers.
  • Peace of mind, knowing that a comprehensive plan of care was customized by experts to meet an individual’s needs, and personal situation.

One call for Geriatric Care Management assists you with connection to any of these services...

  • Adult Day Services - Social and health services for adults who need supervised care in an appropriate setting during the day, while providing respite for the primary caregiver.
  • Emergency Alert Systems - Telephone support in case of emergency.
  • Home Health - Professional in-home nursing and rehabilitation services.
  • Hospice - Comprehensive care and support for those coping with terminal illness.
  • Medical Equipment - Grab bars, bath benches, walkers, respiratory supplies, lift chairs, and more.
  • Personal Care  - Attendants help senior adults with bathing, grooming, and other personal care.
  • Prepared Meals  - Nutritious meals that are prepackaged, and delivered directly to the home.
  • Respite Care - An in-home substitute caregiver, adult day care, or care facility can provide temporary relief for non-paid caregivers.

Why choose Private Care Management (PCM)?

Learning about and coordinating services for seniors can be time consuming and challenging for families and caregivers. It is even more challenging when you live far away from your loved ones and they need help NOW. Johnson County Area Agency on Aging can help you through our Private Care Management service.

How does Private Care Management (PCM) work?

Serving seniors and helping them remain in their home is what we do. Our case management staff will complete a thorough assessment, develop a detailed plan of care, and guide you through the network of services available in the community. The plan of care is the key to this process. Our knowledge of federal, state, and local resources will be available as the plan of care is developed for your unique situation.

 Private Care Management Services make sense.

For a set fee we will work with the family and seniors to assess needs, develop a plan, and coordinate supportive services. In most cases a five-hour block of time will provide the help you need. This will provide you with the information, guidance, and coordination, if needed, to connect with local community resources and services. Additional case management services for support and assistance can be contracted on an as-needed basis.

With the ever increasing cost of nursing facility care, we strive to help seniors remain as independent as possible in their own home and community by connecting them with in-home services. The Area Agency on Aging serves seniors in Johnson County and their concerned family members wherever they might live.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)

SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) is a program offering older Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained community volunteers about Medicare and other health insurance programs. The program also provides assistance with accessing prescription drugs at reduced costs. Information is available toll free at (800) 860-5260.

See more about Medicare at :  https://www.mymedicarematters.org/ (A National Council on Aging site)  and    http://www.medicare.gov/index.html (The official U.S. government site for Medicare.)
Also see SHICK content on the Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services website at http://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/commission-on-aging/medicare-programs/shick 
And note that The National Institute of Health offers short free online videos about Medicare and senior health issues.

Contact Information:
Kansas SHICK office, Topeka, KS
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
(800) 860-5260 

2015 Medicare Amounts for Premiums, Co-Payments, Co-Insurance

Medicare Enrollment Tips for Consumers

Get started early.  It's important to have time to review all your options.  Pay attention to your mail. Save all of your letters related to Medicare, and have them on hand as you use the Medicare Plan Finder, and discuss your options with a counselor.  Check what options are available to you.   This is a very important step, and can save you money.

What should you look for? We like to remind people of the 4 Cs:

  • Cost. How much have you spent in premiums, deductibles, and copayments this year? How will these amounts change next year?
  • Coverage. Does your plan cover all of the medications you believe you will need next year? Do you want to get your health care and drug coverage through one single plan? If so, you should review your Medicare Advantage options.
  • Convenience. To what extent will your plan restrict access to certain medications you need, such as through prior authorization or quantity limits? Can you use the plan at the pharmacy of your choice? Can you get your prescriptions through the mail if you prefer to?
  • Customer service. Is your plan responsive when you have a question? Does it have a high quality rating as displayed in the Medicare Plan Finder?

Source: http://www.ncoa.org/