Information on Geriatric Care Management
Many families need a little extra help planning for and managing care for an elderly loved one. When the need for additional organization, financial planning, or familial mediation arises, a geriatric care manager may be a good fit. Coastal HomeCare is experienced at working cohesively with geriatric care managers to allow families to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.
Contact Coastal HomeCare in the Santa Barbara area to learn more about the benefits of in-home care and geriatric care management.
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What to Know about Geriatric Care Management
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) provides an overview of what a geriatric care manager (GCM) does, how to find a GCM, and how they can help families.
Q&A with a Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Professional geriatric care manager and author of The Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Third Ed., Cathy Cress answers questions about the role of a geriatric care manager.
Is a Geriatric Care Manager Worth the Cost?
Many families struggle with the question, “Is hiring a GCM worth it?” This article from GeriatricCareManagement.com helps families answer this important question by having them analyze their personal and financial situations.
Why Hire a GCM?
The New York Times' blog, The New Old Age, discusses the benefits of hiring a geriatric care manager and talks with professional GCM Patricia Mulvey on what it's like to work with a care manager.
GCMs: What to Ask Before You Hire
Geriatric care managers help families manage important, and often sensitive, personal matters such as finances and family mediations. The following site lists a few questions families should ask a GCM before hiring him or her.
Family members who live far from their elderly loved ones face unique challenges in planning for their care. NAPGCM provides a scenario in the following article that may ring true for many families facing long-distance caregiving.