What will a Geriatric Care Manager Do for My Family in South Florida?

Care managers have a wide range of services. Consult with your local geriatric care manager to find out more about what services they specifically provide. Here’s a list from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers that may be helpful in understanding the care manager’s scope of practice.

  • Conduct care-planning assessments to identify problems and to provide solutions.

  • Screen, arrange, and monitor in-home help or other services, including assistance in hiring a qualified caregiver for home care.

  • Provide short- or long-term eldercare assistance for those engaged in local or long distance caregiving.

  • Review financial, legal, or medical issues and offer referrals to geriatric specialists.

  • Provide crisis intervention.

  • Act as a liaison to families at a distance, overseeing care, and quickly alerting families to problems – especially important when families are engaged in long distance caregiving for a loved one.

  • Assist with moving an older person to or from a retirement complex, assisted care home, or nursing home.

  • Provide consumer education and advocacy.

  • Offer elder care counseling and support.

Some PGCMs also provide family or individual therapy, finance management, conservatorship or guardianship assistance, and/or caregiving services.

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