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CMSA Mentoring Matters work and their education; other times, a concrete and practical answer from a mentor can provide even more than basic reassurance. Of course, mentoring will not go far unless you develop a mentoring program or you join an existing mentoring program in your organization. If you don’t belong to a mentoring program, then consider joining one or initiating one by drawing up a brief proposal and taking it to someone in your organization who could begin a program or who could start the process. Information on mentoring is readily available on websites of groups and firms dedicated to the practice, such as: • Formal mentoring programs (conduct a Google search) • Professional societies • Universities • Colleges • Schools of allied health education and training • Corporate and nonprofit organizations • Community-outreach programs These investments take relatively little time but could very well – and quite likely will – yield big dividends, and with changes under way in the case management field, those dividends could help buy and maintain a strong profession in the near future, and beyond. In that case, everyone wins. ■ Look for other mentoring guidance in upcoming columns. Why settle for just home care when there is Balanced Care? We do home care differently with our Balanced Care Method™ • Balanced Care Method. Based on a major study of the longest living people on Earth, the Method promotes longer, healthier lifespans through smart lifestyle choices. • Trained Caregivers. We train our caregivers in the Balanced Care Method so they can bring our expertise to our clients’ homes. • Diet. We promote a high-fiber, low protein diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables while taking into account individual dietary preferences. • Physical & Mental Activity. Our caregivers know how to help seniors keep active and maintain fit bodies. You can trust Home Care Assistance caregivers to be available 24-hours-a-day/7-days-a-week. About the Author Wendy De Vreugd is the senior director of case management at Kindred Healthcare, Hospital Division, West Region. You can reach her at Wendy.DeVreugd@ kindredhealthcare.com. Call us today: 1-866-4-LiveIn www.HomeCareAssistance.com INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AIR AMBULANCE Angel MedFlight...............................33 Kalitta MedFlight..............................28 AMBULANCE SERVICES MJ Ethridge Medical Services.........44 PHI Air Medical ................................36 BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. ...inside back cover Learning Services, Inc...................... outside back cover NeuroRestorative .............................21 CASE MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL TEMPORARY & PERMANENT LifeCare Hospitals ...........................44 CERTIFICATION CCMC (Comm. For CM Cert.) .......... 31 CPAP MASKS & ACCESSORIES Naturs Design ..................................40 DME SUPPLIES Naturs Design ..................................40 DRUG & CLINICAL INFORMATION RESOURCES AstraZeneca....................................... 3 EDUCATION & TRAINING Kelynco - Life Changing Life Care Planning............................ 11 EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES Guardian Medical Monitoring, Inc..............................26 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT Alere .................................................35 HOME CARE ASSISTANCE Home Care Assistance ....................46 HOME CARE PRODUCTS/SERVICES Naturs Design ..................................40 HOME HEALTH CARE PMSI .................................................25 The Osborn.......................................35 HOME INFUSION CarePoint Partners ............................ 7 INFUSION THERAPY Home Solutions.................................. 4 LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES Kindred Healthcare, Inc. .................. 11 The Osborn.......................................35 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT/MEDICAL DEVICE United Seating & Mobility .................. 6 NURSING CARE SERVICES The Osborn.......................................33 ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS Touch Bionics...................................40 REHABILITATION SERVICES Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers ......38 The Osborn.......................................33 RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT & OXYGEN Electromed, Inc.................................. 9 Naturs Design ..................................40 RETIREMENT SERVICES The Osborn.......................................33 SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Management and Network Services .........................46 SLEEP APNEA Naturs Design ..................................40 SPECIALTY MATTRESSES Specialty Medical Equipment, Inc..... 9 SPINAL CORD INJURY REHABILITATION NeuroRestorative .............................21 TRANSPORTATION Critical Care Medflight ...............Inside front cover WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PMSI .................................................25 527081_Home.indd 1 Llc. Managed Care & Private Insurance Discharge Planning Management and Network Services (MNS) has been assisting Hospital Discharge Planners with Skilled Nursing Facility placement for over 15 years. MNS’s Care Coordination services assists with benefit verification, pre-certification, and case management support. Do you spend too much time on the phone with the managed care companies? Do you want to ensure your patients are maximizing their benefits? We can quickly identify a facility that meets the needs of your patient. For more information please email Linda Young-Beck at lyoung@mnsnetwork.com or call (614) 546-9675. 5/7/11 5:32:33 AM LLC Patient placement is available 24 Hours Per Day / 7 Days Per Week www.mnsnetwork.com 527553_Management.indd 1 46 CMSA TODAY Issue 2 • 2011 www.cmsa.org 5/2/11 11:28:11 AM http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com http://www.mnsnetwork.com http://www.cmsa.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011

CMSA Today - Issue 2, 2011
Table of Contents
Outgoing President’s Letter
Incoming President’s Letter
How Care Coordination Affects You
Demonstrating Case Management’s Value to Hospitals’ Bottom Line
Making the Case for Evidence-Based Case Management Practice and Programs
Association News
Ask the Expert
Facility Profile
View From Capitol Hill
Case Management and the Law
Ethics Casebook
Mentoring Matters
Index of Advertisers

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