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Imperial Care Management Program

Imperial Care Management Program

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Doctor-Patient Communication Quiz

You and your doctor are partners, working together for your optimal health. That's why it's important to find a doctor you feel comfortable with, someone who listens to your questions, and takes the time to ask his or her own. Find out more about doctor-patient relations by taking this quiz.

1. Your doctor knows which medications you're taking, so you don't need to bother reminding him.
2. If you wear glasses, don't forget to bring them with you to the doctor's office.
3. A friend or relative who accompanies you to the office must stay in the waiting room during your exam.
4. It's not the doctor's business to know about your personal life, so he or she shouldn't ask you about anything other than health matters.
5. It's OK to fudge the truth about your smoking or dieting when talking with your doctor.
6. Your doctor has only a limited time for you, so limit your questions.
7. You can find out more about your particular medical condition by reading brochures your doctor has.
8. Problems with depression or memory are a normal part of aging and don't merit concern by your doctor.
9. The best time to talk to your doctor about serious illness is when you're healthy.

The Imperial Care Management Program is a free service available to seniors living in the Broward Health Imperial Point area who are over the age of 65 with complicated medical needs. This program is devoted to connecting seniors at their residence or living facility with Broward Health Imperial Point before they need hospitalization.

By providing specified services, the Care Manager's goal is to increase the quality of life for patients while outside the hospital and provide superb care and compassion for patients when hospitalized.

Services provided:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment at the client's residence with quarterly follow-up visits
  • Contacts client and/or next of kin within a timely manner if hospitalized at Broward Health Imperial Point
  • Establishes a relationship with the client to promote trust
  • Offers supportive counseling to clients and their family members
  • Advocates for the client and their next of kin if hospitalized at Broward Health Imperial Point
  • Assists with facilitating communication between the acute care team at the hospital, family members, living facility, and physician
  • Alerts primary care physicians, specialists, and living facility to any changes found during assessment or quarterly follow up
  • Connects the client with community resources and services based on assessment and quarterly follow-up, if necessary
  • Provides a Caregivers Support Group that meets monthly at Broward Health Imperial Point

For more information, call 954-776-8961, Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm.

Caregiver's Support Group

A Caregiver’s Support Group is also held every month at Broward Health Imperial Point because we know that being the caregiver of a friend or loved one can be difficult. This group, hosted by Care Manager Bonnie Petrie, can help ease the burden of responsibility that many caregivers face and help connect you with various healthcare services for your loved ones. It is an opportunity for all types of caregivers to learn, share information, and support one another.

To RSVP for the next group, contact Bonnie at 954-776-8961.

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