Care Coordination or "case management" services are available to residents of Princeton and the immediate area. Individuals and their family caregivers are linked to a PSRC social worker who becomes their "go-to" person. The care coordinator does an assessment of needs and resources, and makes recommendations and a plan for how these needs can be addressed. The care coordinator will help people learn about the array of local services and link them to area resources. The care coordinator maintains contact over time as needs change, and can meet with the individual, couple and family either in the home or office. The goal of this program is to help people remain independent in their own homes with dignity and self-determination as long as possible, and to assist them in navigating the transitions of the second half of life.
PSRC care coordinators are master's level professionals who specialize in gerontology. They can provide individual and family consultations and brief counseling to aid in care planning and navigating transitions.
This service does not currently offer 24/7 coverage. Those wishing greater coverage or additional services are referred to area Geriatric Care Managers.
Case Management services for low and moderate income people are offered as a part of the United Aging & Disabilitiy Partnership a collaborative of nine area social service agencies funded primarily by the United Way of Greater Mercer County.
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