When you need help with Elder Care, Choose an Elder Care Consultant
Elder Care at Home; How Can an Elder Care Consultant Help Me
Most elders and their families are unaware of the services available to elders or how to access these services.
Elder Care Consultants play an important role in providing access to services for families. Whether a family is in crisis or transitioning it is important to understand and take advantage of the resources available through various agencies.
Elder Care Consultants typically work within the communities they serve and are familiar with programs and services offered by agencies such as Department of Human Services, Area Agencies on Ageing, In Home Care Agencies,Churches, Non-Profit Agencies, Veterans Affairs and Retirement Communities.
What is a Geriatric Social Worker
Geriatric Care Managers
What is a Geriatric Care Manager?
Geriatric Care Managers specialize in health and human services and work with families caring for older adults. Geriatric Care manages are professionals trained in specific fields such as nursing, gerontology, psychology and social work with a focus on the dynamics of ageing.
Geriatric Care Managers follow a person centered approach toward helping elders work through functional and mental declines associated with the ageing process, helping clients reach their full functional capabilities. Geriatric Care Managers work with families to create supports through chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
What services do Elder Care Consultants provide
Elder Care Consultants provide an array of services for their clients and families.
- Assessments and care planning
- Arranging and monitoring in-home care services
- Reviewing financial, medical and legal issues
- Planning for future needs by reffering to specialists to reduce costs
- Aid families to support their loved one from a didtance
- Crisis management
- Communicate with families to advise of current and future care needs
- Help with relocation
How do I find an Elder Care Consultant
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is a good place to start
- National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers | GCM Specialists
NAPGCM is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.