Professional Geriatric Care Managers are at the heart of our Senior Care services. Geriatric Care Managers are professionals educated in social work, nursing, gerontology or related fields. They serve as objective professionals who conduct observations, make well-grounded assessments, and advise families in making those sometimes difficult decisions about their older loved ones. The services that our geriatric care managers provide include:
- Crisis management
- Selection and screening of home care providers
- Prepare and file long-term care insurance claims
- Care planning
- Care management
- Case management
- Family assurance visits (wellness checks)
- Status reports to family, trustees, conservators, fiduciaries
What Are These Geriatric Care Management Services Called?
The geriatric care management services that we provide are known under a number of different names, all of which mean the same thing, including these names:
- Geriatric care management services
- Care management services
- Case management services
- Senior social services
- Senior psychosocial services
- Senior Care planning
- Senior advocate services
- Geriatric advocate services
- Senior lifestyle advice
- Geriatric care planning
When Selecting a Geriatric Care Manager This is What You Should Look For
You should look for professional Geriatric Care Managers who are:
They know what to do, and how to do it. That’s important in order to make sure that your parent will get the types of help that they need without mistakes or waste.
They are reliable and keep their promises. That’s important in order to make sure that you can depend on the GCM to deliver the help that your parent needs, when the GCM says that it will be delivered.
These are the two absolutely essential criteria. If the GCM you choose to help your parents doesn’t meet these two criteria, you’re just wasting your time and money and putting your parent at risk.
For a comprehensive guide to selecting professional Geriatric Care Managers, please refer to this article on our website entitled “How Do I Select a Geriatric Care Manager for My Parents?