Marlton, NJ – Christopher Fritzsche, MSW, LSW of Pine Hill, has joined the geriatric care management staff of SeniorWise Care Management, a division of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, announced SeniorWise Director Nancy Carman, MA, CMC.
As a geriatric care manager, Fritzsche meet with clients where they live and conducts a comprehensive needs assessment of their health, mental and nutritional status and safety risks within their home, among other concerns. He creates a care plan to share with the client and family, helps arrange and monitor in-home services or assists with moving a loved one, if needed, to or from a retirement community, assisted living residence or nursing care facility.
Fritzsche has spent most of his career as a case manager, working with the elderly and veterans. Most recently, Fritzsche worked with the Camden County Global Options Medicaid Waiver Program implementing resources to assist elders and the disabled population to remain independent in the community.
For more information on SeniorWise Care Management, call (856)-552-5166 or visit www.seniorwisecare.org.
About SeniorWise Care Management:
SeniorWise Care Management is a member of the Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Family of Services, which has served the South Jersey community since 1980. As a geriatric care management program, our mission is to help older adults in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties remain independent and safe in their own home for as long as possible. In addition, SeniorWise Care Management keeps family members, whether living nearby or far away, informed, involved and confident that their loved one is enjoying the most independent, safe and dignified lifestyle possible. SeniorWise Care Management provides a professional geriatric care manager who can guide an overwhelmed family and their loved one through the maze of long-term care options and choices and provide caring advocacy and timely connection with cost-effective elder care services.
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice ─ a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization ─ is the regional leader for palliative medicine, hospice care, geriatric care management, grief support and counseling and end-of-life medical, professional and community education and advocacy. This range of services is available throughout the course of an illness and beyond. Last year, Samaritan provided $26 million of care for people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who were coping with elder care issues, serious illness, and/or grief. Generous community support last year funded $1.25 million in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services over-and-above Samaritan services covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA and commercial insurers. For more information, visit www.SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org