8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday – Urgent needs and Discharge assistance is available by calling (816) 271-5140 or (816) 271-8813.
After-hours, non-urgent requests for assistance or follow up can be left on the confidential voice mail at (816) 271-6005 for a return call during business hours.
Care Managers who are registered nurses and Medical Social Workers work with you, your family and the healthcare team to coordinate the care you receive during your stay. The primary focus of Care Management is to support high quality, cost effective care and identify options for any continuing care needs you may have upon discharge. We work with patients, families, and their physicians to offer options and arrange for:
- Skilled nursing or extended care facility transfers
- Home health or hospice
- In-home support services
- Medication assistance programs
- Medical equipment
- Community resources
- Assistance with insurance benefits and coverage
- Financial assistance programs
For patients with complex needs or who experience an extended stay, the Care Management team may also provide:
- Coordination of family conferences with the physician
- Support group information and education
- Assessment and intervention for cases of abuse and neglect
- Assistance and support in understanding their condition and treatment plan
We recognize your right to choice in your treatment plan and options of providers. All service arrangements are at the direction of the patient or a representative with guidance
Care Management/Social Services assistance is available to Outpatient departments and Clinic providers by contacting the Care Management Department at (816) 271-6005. After hours requests for follow up or assistance may be left on the confidential voice mail. Urgent needs should not be left on voice mail, but a Care Manager is available after hours through the hospital operator to assist providers and Medical Center staff in identifying options. Services in the outpatient area include:
- Assistance with extended care facility placement from the ED or home
- Identification of options for medication assistance
- Identification of options for primary care or specialty care
- Referral for home services or disease management programs
- Assessment and plan development for patients experiencing frequent ED visits
- Referral to various community resources for healthcare or social needs
- Pre-admission discharge planning assessment for a scheduled procedure/surgery
- Assessment and identification of options for Clinic patients with complex medical or psychosocial needs
Mosaic Life Care recognizes the important role the caregiver plays in the lives and health of our patients. Maybe you take care of your spouse, who’s in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Or you’ve been tending to the needs of your mother since she was diagnosed with cancer. Perhaps your child was born with a lifelong condition requiring specialized care.
Whatever the circumstances, family caregivers tend to have at least one thing in common: They forget to take care of themselves. While caring for those you love is important, and can be meaningful, caregiving is stressful work. It can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. If you don’t take good care of yourself, you won’t have the energy to care for others.
We have compiled the following information in an effort to assist caregivers in accessing resources, services and tools needed to provide the best care possible while also providing information on compassion fatigue and ideas for self-care.
- What is Compassion Fatigue and What Can I Do to Prevent It?
- Support Groups
- Additional Resources:
Services for Older Adults
- Trualta: Prepare and Support Families
- Eldercare Locator
- Young at Heart: Northwest Missouri’s Area Agency on Aging
- Missouri Area Agencies on Aging
- Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
- Senior and Disability Services
- Adult Abuse and Neglect Online Reporting
- Online referral for Home and Community Based Services
- Online Person Centered Care Planning
- Missouri Senior Resource Guide
- USA.gov: Disability Services
- Carefil.com: Medication Management
Advance Care Planning
Insurance and Financial Assistance
- Mosaic Life Care Resources
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Application
- CLAIM: Medicare Counseling
Contact your insurance carrier to learn about transportation assistance that may be available.
Nursing Homes and Other Care
Find and compare local area nursing homes here
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services: Selecting a Nursing Home or Long-Term Care Facility
Durable Medical Equipment
Mosaic Life Care Resources
- Mosaic Life Care Home Care
- Mosaic Life Care Hospice
- Mosaic Life Care Home Health
- Serious Illness Management (SIM)
- Social Services
- Community Nurse Line
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28716 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program for $750,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.