What is Care Management?

Geriatric Care Management has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years. Care Managers take a holistic approach to ensure seniors get the care they need in the setting most comfortable for them.

You may need a care manager if…
•The person you are caring for has limited or no family support.
•Your family has just become involved with helping a loved one and needs direction about available services.
•The person you are caring for is unable to live safely in his/her current environment.
•Your family is either “burned out” or confused about care solutions.
•Your family has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with your loved one’s care needs.
•Your family is at odds regarding care decisions.
•The person you are caring for is confused about his/her own financial and/or legal situation.

A professional care manager can…

• Conduct a functional/safety assessment with your loved ones in their home.
• Report findings and provide updates to you for making informed decisions.
• Recommend action plans to concerned family members.
• Provide guidance on big decisions such as finding the best living arrangement for your aging loved one.
• Advocate for your parent or loved one during a hospital or rehab stay ensuring needs are met.
• Coordinate your loved one’s care needs and make referrals and recommendations for support service.
• Conduct routine visits with your loved ones should ongoing support be of need.
• Remain on retainer to assist you and your loved ones as needs arise.

Information provided in part by: The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. http://www.caremanager.org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/

Published Date: October 7, 2013

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