We take the time to form a professional relationship with our clients. It is important for us to get to know our client's personal preferences.
We go the extra mile to meet the family needs as well.
We see ourselves like the glue that holds the pieces of Elder Care Puzzle together.
We are experts in crisis management.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
We love the richness our elders offer us by sharing their experiences and their diverse pasts.
We enjoy using our problem solving skills to assist families in providing a safe nurturing environment to live out their later years in life.
This letter is to highly recommend The Right Team, LLC as a provider of geriatric care management services. They are a quality care agency who goes the extra mile for their clients in need.
We have worked with The Right Team since 2006 as a provider of services. They are a dependable and highly professional organization who maintains an excellent staff of geriatric care managers.
Their staff are caring professionals who will do their job effectively and will treat each client with respect and dignity.
Agency Manager, Optimum Senior Care Corp.
Jun 6, 2011
Donna Chmielewski is not only well informed but sensitive, patient and responsive. She has helped us manage our parents care by suggestions and action. As a result, she has eased our stress and sympathetically helped us to address the difficult decisions we needed to make.
Jun 1, 2011
Donna Chmielewski developed the care plan, helped identify a care provider, provided medical check-ups and monitored service delivery for my mother who has Alzheimer's over the period of a year. She is extremely knowledgeable, conscientious, caring and devoted to high quality care for her clients. She is also a good communicator and strong advocate for her clients in terms of working with care providers and medical staff. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to arrange high quality in-home care for a loved one to ensure that all the critical pieces are in place.
May 22, 2011
I highly recommend Donna Chmielewski and the Right Team to anyone looking for a geriatric care manager. I have employed Donna since about July 2005 to assist with evaluating and monitoring the health care needs of my parents. She has been invaluable in providing advice and guidance to my father about his own health needs and his efforts to care for my late mother as she increasingly suffered from dementia. She quickly gained his trust on issues dealing with my mother's care, and also has been highly reliable in following up with my father and attending his doctor visits when necessary.
May 16, 2011
Donna is an exceptional and caring nursing care professional. We have had the pleasure of her oversight and care for our mother--and now our father--for many years. We are so appreciative of her hard work and attention to detail. We highly recommend her, as well as her entire team.
May 16, 2011
My family decided to hire Donna Chmielewski and The Right Team to help with the assessment of, and suggest options in regards to the care of my 91 year old Mother. Donna always engaged my Mom in an honest and respectful manner. I got the feeling that Donna enjoyed her meetings with Mom as much as my Mom enjoyed Donna's kind attention. Donna always responded quickly with suggestions and options regarding her care. Donna is a true and honest professional that was always a great help and comfort in the difficult area of parental care. Thanks for the great work, Donna!
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011
Donna did a tremendous job in overseeing my elderly Mom's care, while she resided in a nursing home. She attended care conferences, doctors visits, with me, and in my absence. At every nursing home visit she consulted with nurses and other staff in regard to Mom's needs. She kept me completely informed after every visit she made to the nursing home. But most importantly she offered my Mom such compassionate care and friendship. My Mom loved her. Donna was invaluable to me in so many ways in helping with my Mom's care. I always referred to her as our "Angel". She was wonderful in every respect.
May 12, 2011
Donna was my 98 yr. old Aunt's personal care nurse and took a very personal interest in her well being.
She was always there when needed and made regular visits to make sure that she was doing well and took care of her medical needs and Doctors visits.
Since I was my Aunt's Legal guardian she kept me informed almost daily.
She's the Best!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Continuing education is required to remain a licensed nursing professional in Illinois. We attend programs in gerontology, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, immune system diseases, dementia, and other areas of nursing and psycho-social issues relating to seniors and their families.
We attend conferences, seminars, and subscribe to many professional journals.
Both care managers have recently obtained certifications as Advanced Legal Nurse Consultants and Certified Dementia Care Professionals.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Home care referrals and supervision.
Advocacy for clients in healthcare facilities.
Attend nursing home care plan conferences.
Escort and advocate for clients at medical appointments.
Medication set up and monitoring.
Assist family in determining level of care needs.
Coordinate all medical care and activities of daily living.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask the provider for an interview before hiring them.
Ask for satisfied family members who have worked with you.
Ask if the professional has worked with clients who have similar challenges as you are experiencing.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Nursing is a vocation. The best thing about this profession is that it requires you to use many different skills. It requires a good ear, insight, and patience, but it is as rewarding as it is challenging.