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Nursing and... Beyond the Bedside

Sharon L. Cohen, RN, CWCN, CWS, WCC, CLNC

Geriatric Care Manager
Certified Wound Care Specialist

Senior Care Management Providing Advocacy, Care Options, Home Nursing Assessments, PRI and Screen for Skilled Nursing Home Placement, and Wound Care Consultations

As an RN Geriatric Care Manager, I assist clients and families with coordination of all care and services needed to maintain a patient’s safety, independence, and well-being, as well as maintaining cost effective options. This includes medication management, understanding the need for medical equipment or supplies ( bed, wheelchair, oxygen, hoyer lift, shower assistive devices, commode, stairlift), physical and occupational therapy, home safety and fall prevention assessment, joint medical visits at the patient’s personal physician, and hospice care, should it become necessary.

Senior Care Management Services

Serving clients in Nassau, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan

Geriatric nursing and senior care management have been the core of my practice for 35+ years. As a Senior (Geriatric) Care Manager, I assist clients and their families explore different options to either ‘age in place at home’ or find the right setting where they can receive the best care, (sometimes an assisted living or skilled nursing facility). Sometimes clients may do well with a short rehabilitation stay at a subacute facility, allowing them to regain their strength and endurance, and return home and live safely and independently. Home visits are often necessary to evaluate for safety and the need for equipment to make your loved ones more comfortable and safe.

As a Geriatric Care Manager, I further assist clients and families explore options for paying for services through supplemental Medicare insurance, Medicaid, or Long Term Care Insurance. Often it is necessary to work together as a team with an Elder Care Attorney, who will provide the legal aspect of planning the care for a loved one.  An attorney can assist families to obtain legal documents for power of attorney (POA), health care proxies, living wills, asset protection, trusts, and pooled trusts.  Pooled Income Trusts can be created to preserve income when one applies for Medicaid for Home Care (also known as Community Medicaid). Furthermore, I will assist clients and families to understand the eligibility requirements for Medicaid for Home Care vs. Nursing Home Medicaid.

Through my many years of experience as a home care nurse, I have unlimited resources to assist with almost any need for a client, (senior programs, private hire aides, certified home health agencies, home visiting MD’s/ NP’s/ and PA’s).

Sharon L. Cohen, RN
(516) 317­-9737
scohenRN@gmail.com

Visits to your location to accommodate your loved one’s needs

Home Visits, Hospital Visits, and Visits to Nursing Facilities

Serving clients in Nassau, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan

PRI and Screens

I am New York State certified to complete PRI and Screens for clients who want to enter a skilled nursing facility from home (community) or from an out of state facility for short term rehabilitation or long term care. The PRI (Patient Review Instrument) is a clinical tool that helps to determine how much assistance your loved one will need in the skilled nursing facility. The PRI is used to assess the physical, medical, and cognitive status of potential skilled nursing facility residents, as well as its purpose, is to document certain services that they may receive. The PRI can only be done by a Registered Nurse who is certified as a PRI Assessor.

Certified Wound Care Specialist Services

As a board certified wound care specialist consultant, I see patients through referrals from MD’s, home care agencies, insurance companies, and personal client referrals. A full patient assessment is completed, wounds are assessed for etiology, prevention, risk factors, staging, nutrition, durable medical equipment needs, and any additional care needs. Recommendations for treatment and care will be discussed with the clients or family and prescribing physician. A comprehensive report is available, upon request, to be sent to your physician. I am board certified by WOCN, ABWM, and NAWC.

Memberships and Organizations

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, American Board of Wound Management, National Alliance of Wound Care, Alzheimer’s Foundation, Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau, Brooklyn, and Queens, and
National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

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Sharon L. Cohen, RN

(516) 317­-9737
scohenRN@gmail.com
9:00am- 9:00pm 7 days a week Eastern Standard Time

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Services:

PRI and Screens
Geriatric Care Management
Wound Care Consulting
Medical-Legal Nurse Consulting

TLC, Trustworthy, 35 + Years of Experience, Availability, and Flexibility