For the fifteen years of my geriatric care management practice in San Diego, it was just the way it was: elders who needed extended post-acute therapy got cut off far too soon. No one got all the therapy they needed, and that’s just what all of us thought was par for the course. Elders recovering from strokes and broken hips etc. were discontinued from their physical, occupational or speech therapy far too soon with sad and often tragic outcomes. Everyone knew the drill: therapy would be denied if the patient failed to make what Medicare deemed “significant progress” in a fairly short amount of time.
Every month at Grace Care Management we like to feature one of our very best San Diego caregivers and their personal stories. This month we introduce you to someone very special to our team, Neeraja Rajagopalan.
Neeraja was born in Bangalore, India and moved to California when she was just nine years old. She is fluent in English and Tamil, which is her native language. Neeraja grew up with her grandmother, before moving to the states, at a time when her grandmother was caring for her severely mentally disabled uncle. This was her first personal exposure to caregiving.
This last year Grace Care had the pleasure of meeting Sheri Painter of Legal Shield. Sheri is a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, and a good one at that. Not only were we interested in learning how to protect ourselves from identity theft, but as Care Managers we needed a resource for our elders who are at high risk. Legal Shield not only offers protection but also legal support you can depend on. They are affordable, reliable and have proven to be an excellent resource to us.
Below, Sheri helps answer important questions about identity theft and how Legal Shield can help protect you.
Below Dr. Kipper answers some important questions about his services, what “concierge” exactly means, how it differs from standard office based practice, and his experience working with a care management team. We thank Dr. Kipper for his time in answering our questions about his practice, and we encourage anyone looking for a San Diego based concierge physician to give his office a call.