Geriatric Care Managers are able to assist families in a wide variety of areas. Some specialize in certain things or are better at specific tasks. Some work well with families who who live out of town. A Geriatric Care Manager could be a nurse, a social worker, or a person who has a lot of experience with the senior population. This field is not regulated by the state, so you need to choose a Manager carefully. In some situations you may only need their services for one specific task, or you may need to hire this person as an ongoing consultant.
A Care Manager can assist you in choosing the best independent, assisted living or nursing home. They can help set up home care services, refer you and your loved one to doctors, lawyers, specialists or rehab centers. Some Care Managers can assist you through Medicare / Medicaid and V.A. Aide and Attendance paperwork. Depending on the Manager they may assist with finances, household organizing, and medication management. Most Geriatric Care Managers assist clients and families during a crisis.
As you can see there is a wide range of services available from Geriatric Care Managers. Home Helpers would be able to assist you in picking the best Geriatric Care Manager to fit your specific families’ needs.