How to Become a Geriatric Care Manager in Carlsbad

Geriatric Care Manager Carlsbad

It Takes a Lot To Be a Geriatric Care Manager in Carlsbad

There are plenty of unusual careers out there, but you would be hard pressed to find one more complex than that of geriatric care manager. In Carlsbad and throughout San Diego County, these trained professionals juggle multiple factors and the needs of multiple people at once—and that’s just within a single client family! How do these managers acquire the skills they need to meet such challenges?

Built for the Job

Geriatric care management is not the field for everyone. Before they even begin their training, care managers are naturally blessed with a passion for helping people, the ability to multitask, and exceptional communication skills. They also love working with the elderly, helping them stay safe and comfortable in their later years. The drive to become a care manager may come from the individual’s own experience caring for elderly family members.

Further Training Needed!

A geriatric care manager in San Diego County needs expertise in finances, psychology, human relations, business, personal care, and a host of other areas. He gets this expertise through formal education, as well as practical life experience. In order to keep up with the changing world of senior care, GCMs also take continuing education classes throughout their career.

Duties of a Geriatric Care Manager in San Diego County

A GCM helps a family care for their aging loved ones in a way that accommodates the different needs of each family member. If a family feels overwhelmed providing transportation, cooking, finance management, and the other needs that a senior has, a GCM can help the family coordinate their care more efficiently. That may include having a professional caregiver make shopping trips, clean the house, take a senior for a walk outside, or any number of other tasks. A GCM also provides advice on legal, financial, and housing topics.

Originally posted 2013-09-10 10:30:21.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.