A Geriatric Care Manager is a professional advocate who specializes in assisting elders and their families with long-term care issues. The advice and assistance a Geriatric Care Manager provides can mean the difference between accessing the right services – and not. The job of a GCM is to create a care plan that takes into account healthcare, environmental issues, quality-of-life, and financial status. We can help you with one aspect of your homecare needs or take responsibility for setting up every facet of your loved one’s care – be it at home, in an acute care facility, or in a long-term care setting.

The Geriatric Care Manager acts as a counsel and advocate – identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life changes of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s, or other chronic illnesses. Based on expertise that comes only with years of experience, we will guide you through the complex maze of long-term care services and providers.

We offer private consultation and follow-up on a fee-for-service basis. Clients who have current long-term care insurance policies are often covered for this expense. (Check with your long-term care insurance provider to confirm coverage.) Through our strong community connections, we can expedite appropriate delivery of care and often reduce or eliminate unnecessary expenses.

What Can a Geriatric Care Manager Do for You?

  • Assess your loved one’s needs and the family’s situation
  • Identify problems, eligibility for assistance, and need for services
  • Develop a care plan
  • Together with the family, arrange for:
    • Home Care
    • Day Care
    • Meal Service
    • Home Maintenance Services
    • Home Modifications
    • Transportation
    • Respite Care
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • In-or Out-Patient Rehabilitation and Therapy
  • Coordinate a comprehensive, safe discharge plan from acute care facilities
  • Ensure all services and assistance are in place when a loved one returns home from hospitalization
  • Assist with placement in rehabilitation and long-term care facilities
  • Assist with applying for benefits
  • Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor care and implement changes
  • Manage care for a loved one for out-of-town families
  • Act as a liaison with long-distance caregivers and alert families to problems
  • Review, medical, legal, and financial issues and refer to geriatric specialists
  • Provide caregiver education about community and private resources

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