A Patient Review Instrument (PRI) is an assessment developed by the New York State Department of Health, is required for admission into a Skilled Nursing Facility, and is valid for 90 days. Together in Caring charges a one-time fee of $300.00 for this assessment.
Lifespan is 1 of 3 owners of the Together in Caring LLC. Like any business owner, they take part in the profit or loss of the business. Their employees and nonprofit operations are completely separate. They continue to serve the aging population as before with over 30 distinct programs that reach people from all socio-economic [...]
You will usually have one care manager assigned to be your primary point of contact. You may have multiple staff involved in your care, depending on your wishes, needs, and our staff members’ expertise. We collaborate internally to maximize the support you receive. You will never be a number to us and never receive “revolving [...]
Can I engage your services to be “on call” in case an emergency arises and I suddenly need your help?Jenna Fava Roote2022-02-24T16:06:09-05:00
Yes. We have a great program called “Well-Prepared." It enables us to respond right away to support you if and when an emergency arises. It entails getting to know each other, paperwork, and assessments completed in advance. Please call us if you are interested.
We begin with a short phone call to determine whether our services are a fit for the situation, then proceed to an Initial Consultation which includes getting to know each other better, gathering important information, and completing documents that formally engage our services. The Initial Consultation usually lasts about 90 minutes. From there, you decide [...]
We are a private pay care management service. In most situations, our client or their family pays directly for our services. Sometimes a client’s long-term care insurance policy, if they have one, will cover our services. Private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid do not pay for our care.
We typically charge an initial assessment fee. (We do not charge clients for a short initial phone call to determine whether our services are appropriate for the circumstances, so please call us if you are interested in our services.) Any additional assessments required, such as a PRI, may involve additional charges. After our initial assessment, [...]
If my insurance company or doctor’s office has assigned a care manager to me, why would I need Together in Caring?Jenna Fava Roote2022-02-24T16:03:34-05:00
Having a care manager from an insurance company or doctor’s office is very positive and we encourage maximizing their support. In our experience, care managers assigned by these entities have limited resources and scope to meet many of the needs of older adults. We offer a more comprehensive, “concierge” approach including in-person care and continuity. [...]