LivHOME Care Managers often help seniors and their families by digging beneath the surface.
Mande DeRome, MSW, demonstrated this when working with a woman who was apparently suffering from dementia. The woman was living in a messy home, had become separated from her family and appeared to be deaf.
However, as Mande found out, her medical condition was not as it first appeared. A buildup of earwax had caused a serious misdiagnosis.