Caregivers frequently neglect their own health and balk at a caregiver assessment. How does a care manager sell this needed product to a family caregiver ? The care manager must make the link between the needs and health of the caregiver and the health of the care receiver crystal clear. Underscoring that the caregiver cannot care for the client if they themselves are ill or unhealthy is often a good way to approach this.
You can meet their resistance by emphasizing that this is all about making them strong and healthy enough to continue to render care. This means being convinced you as a GCM that the caregiver assessment is a needed product. You can’t sell this to the Family caregiver unless you believe in it yourself. You have to understand that if your caregiver falls apart, your care plan also falls apart. Assessing the care provider means an intact care plan, no unnecessary placement, and less chance of hiring expensive but critically needed needed private home care because the caregiver fell mentally or physically ill from caregiver stress.