The Lowdown on Geriatric Care Managers

Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Elder Law, Estate Planning

Overwhelmed by elder care? It’s easy to find yourself in a daunting position when trying to make the best decision for care of an elderly parent. Geriatric Care Managers are available to help. They can be invaluable sources of aid when faced with difficult decisions about situations you are unfamiliar with, and perhaps emotionally unequipped to handle.

Some areas a Geriatric Care Manager can help with are:

1)      Making the right decisions about doctors, facilities, health care plans, and treatment;

2)      Arranging in-home care or facilitating a move to a skilled nursing facility;

3)      Reassessing situations over time to see if different arrangements need to be made; and

4)      Arranging community services such as Meals on Wheels.

For those who live far away from their parent, a Geriatric Care Manager can be extremely helpful as a local advocate for your parent. The Manager will help you coordinate care from afar, with the peace of mind that your loved one is being well taken care for.

Finding the right Geriatric Care Manager is important. Make sure you check references, qualifications, and personally interview the candidates. It’s important to find the right fit for you and your loved one. Remember that you will be relying on this person for guidance, so pick a candidate that you can rely on and communicate well with.  Contact Christopher Smith for more information, and we can help.

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