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