Do you live alone and need help but have no one to help you? Do you find yourself stressed and frustrated caring for a loved one? Do you need the support of others or guidance about how to make your life just a little easier while you are caring for your loved one? You are not alone! Professional Geriatric Care Managers can provide help and resources to take the load off of you.
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. You can engage a Geriatric Care Managers to assist in a variety of areas, such as: Housing; Home care services; Medical management; Chronic disease education and coaching on self- management; Life care planning; Social activities; Legal; Financial; Government assistance programs; Safety and security.
Working with families, a geriatric care manager’s expertise provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.
You can visit the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Manager’s website for more information and how to find a geriatric care manager in your area. www.caremanager.org
Article written by Jamie Flesher, RN, CMC - President of Legacy Home Care, LLC www.legacyhomecare.net