What is a Geriatric Care Manager?
A Geriatric Care Manager is a health and human services specialist who acts as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. The Geriatric Care Manager is educated and experienced in any of several fields related to care management, including, but not limited to nursing, gerontology, social work, or psychology, with a specialized focus on issues related to aging and elder care.
The Geriatric Care Manager assists clients in attaining their maximum functional potential. The individual’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed. Geriatric Care Managers are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client. They also have extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities. View areas of assistance.
Geriatric Care Managers become the “coach” and families or clients the “team captain.” Search for a Care Manager near you.
Geriatric Care Managers who are members of NAPGCM differ from Patient Advocates, Senior Advisors, Senior Navigators, and Elder Advocates. NAPGCM members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all care manager members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.