Pinellas/Pasco 727-787-8677 and Hillsborough 813-884-6100
Pinellas/Pasco 727-787-8677 and Hillsborough 813-884-6100


How a Case Manager Can Help You Navigate the Health Care System

The health care industry often seems complicated and overrun with confusing variables. When you or a loved one needs quality care and a plan to follow, it’s not easy to know where to start.

Processes need to be followed in a specific way. Appointments need to be scheduled. Decisions that could affect the rest of your loved ones’ life must be made quickly. It’s overwhelming no matter what, but our qualified case managers will help you break down the experience into more manageable steps.

Here are some ways our Nurse Case Managers can help:

It’s their job to know the ever-changing health care landscape. As a nurse, this is what they’ve been trained to do. It’s enough of a challenge to care for a loved one when your attention is needed the most, so having someone who knows the process and the challenges ahead will help you stay present.

They are able to prioritize your loved one’s care needs. When we’re in the thick of crisis care, everything seems like it needs an immediate decision. Nurse Case Managers are skilled at triage. They know which appointments must be made now and which concerns can be addressed later.

Nurse Case Managers are aware of common risks and potential hazards, so they can point these out before they become emergencies. It’s hard to make informed decisions if you don’t have the experience. In situations that are already uncertain, a Nurse Case Manager provides stability and guidance. He or she knows what you need to keep in mind as you make decisions about procedures, preventative and palliative care and will help you sift through the unknowns in your situation.

They keep track of details while maintaining perspective of the big-picture situation. The health care environment can be intimidating and overwhelming. Stressful experiences seem even more difficult when you’re trying to remember how everything works together and what needs to be done. Nurse Case Managers are aware of the intricacies there and know how to help.

They are familiar with practitioners and skilled professionals in your area. As your Nurse Case Manager spends time with you and your loved one, he or she will get a sense for which practitioners will be most knowledgeable regarding your specific situation and which ones will be a good fit for your preferred style of care. Your Nurse Case Manager can make expert recommendations so you don’t have to rely on pages of Internet reviews when every minute matters.

Caring for yourself or for a loved one is already stressful enough. Call RMF Care Management for more information about partnering with a Nurse Case Manager who can help you and your family have confidence in the choices you need to make for your loved one.

We are always available for consultation and would be happy to speak with you about your specific situation. For more information, please call us at 727-787-8677 or fill out our contact form.