Who Uses a Geriatric Care Manger?
Families who live a distance or are overwhelmed with business or family responsibilities rely on a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) to provide a trusted link to their elderly parents or relatives. A GCM has the skills needed to develop a rapport with difficult individuals who may initially resist outside help.
ElderCare Connections will be able to suggest several different approaches to overcoming the older adult’s objections while promoting self-determination and safety.
Older Adults who live alone or with a physically or mentally impaired spouse, child, or significant other utilize the services of a GCM who provides professional guidance to establish and implement safe and appropriate care plans.
Physicians and other health care professionals welcome the specialized individual services that a GCM can offer to older adults and families as a means to prevent clinical crises and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.
Attorneys may use the services of a GCM for a professional assessment of a complex situation in either the home, an assisted living community, or nursing home setting.
Banks and Trust Officers, Accountants, and other Financial Advisors find that a GCM plays a key part in a professional assessment to assure the provison of well-targeted, cost effective care for older adults.
Employee Assistance Programs benefit from the services of a GCM for their employees who are experiencing stress or diminished performance at work and a t home as the result of concern or caring for an older adult adult, disabled parent, spouse, or relative.