The Golden Family Commune | Geriatric Manager
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GERIATRIC MANAGER

A Geriatric Care Manager can help families who are caring for older relatives.

ASSISTED LIVING WITH CARE

Geriatric Care Management plans and coordinates the care of the elderly and/or disabled to improve their quality of life and to maintain their independence. The Geriatric Care Manager is trained in any of several fields nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care. Just as there are patient advocates, think of a geriatric care manager as an advocate for seniors. The Geriatric Care Manager is an experienced guide and resource for families.

What Does a Geriatric Care Manager Do?

Older parents are not always in the same geographic location as their children. Geriatric Care Managers serve as stand in providers when families cannot be around. The duties of a care manager include:

  • Conducting care-planning assessments to identify needs.
  • Putting a care plan together and then executing that plan.
  • Screening, arranging, and monitoring in-home help.
  • Acting as a liaison to families at a distance.
  • Assisting with moving their clients to or from different care settings.
  • Reviewing financial, legal, or medical issues and referring clients to experts for same such as estate planning, living wills, and family trust experts.
  • Providing crisis intervention.
  • Providing client and family education.
  • Visiting clients on a regular, routine basis to make sure they are safe, doing well, eating properly, and taking needed medications.
  • Making necessary medical appointments and assuring client gets to them.
  • Identifying agencies and/or social services and other programs that client can avail.
  • Monitoring the elder’s finances and paying bills.

GCMs offer something else for the client-the peace of mind that comes with knowing a loved one is being taken care of properly.The goal is to help people stay as independent as possible while offering necessary help such as meals, personal care and medication management ,providing lifestyle with life care.