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Geriatric Care Management

Unlocking a Holistic Approach to Elderly Care

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What is Geriatric Care Management?

Geriatric Care Management (GCM) is a personalized and comprehensive approach to caregiving. Our care managers, comprising professionals like social workers, nurses, gerontologists, and counselors, are dedicated to assisting you and your loved one in navigating the complexities of aging. GCM serves as a one-stop solution, offering support in finding resources, making informed decisions, and managing the stress associated with caring for the elderly.

Why Choose Geriatric Care Management?

Geriatric Care Management is invaluable, especially for long-distance caregivers and those dealing with the challenges of dementia. Whether your loved one requires care at home, in an assisted living facility, or a nursing facility, GCM helps families cope with complex issues and navigate the decisions connected to aging. If special services are needed or changes occur in health or life circumstances, Geriatric Care Management becomes a crucial ally.

What do Geriatric Care Managers do? 

Geriatric Care Managers coordinate care and services to address the social, emotional, physical, and healthcare needs of your loved one. While not specializing in all areas, our care managers tailor their services to your specific needs.

Key Services Include:

  • In-person Assessment: Thorough assessments cover various aspects such as daily activities, nutritional status, safety, memory, depression, finances, insurance, and health history.

  • Care Plan Creation: A comprehensive care plan includes assessment results, recommendations, and referrals for local community options. Care managers explain the plan details, the rationale behind recommendations, and help prioritize the list.

  • Service Arrangements: Tailored services based on the care plan, including crisis intervention, counseling, consumer education, money management, referrals, housing decisions, assistance with relocation, and guidance on legal matters.

  • Monitoring and Adjustments: Regular monitoring ensures that the services and arrangements in place continue to meet your loved one's needs. Frequent re-evaluations allow for necessary adjustments, enhancing the quality of life for both your loved one and yourself.

Paying for Geriatric Care Management: Your Financial Guide

While services are billed privately on a fee-for-service basis, it's important to note that Medicare and Medicaid typically do not cover geriatric care management. However, some long-term care policies may provide coverage. Our care managers can provide a clear outline of the general cost of services, working with you to find the most affordable options for your unique situation.

Questions to Ask Geriatric Care Management Agencies:

  • What is the professional background of your care managers?

  • How thorough is your initial assessment process, and what aspects does it cover?

  • Can you provide examples of crisis intervention and counseling services?

  • How are services billed, and what is the fee-for-service structure?

  • Do you assist in exploring potential coverage through long-term care policies?

Choose Geriatric Care Management for a compassionate, holistic, and personalized approach to elderly care. We are here to guide you through every step of the journey.

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