Why Geriatric Care Management

Geriatric Care Management

An Aging Life Care Professional (Geriatric Care Manager) is a specially trained professional, such as a social worker, nurse, or gerontologist, who has expertise in assisting older adults and their families attain the highest quality of care and quality of life given their circumstances.  Geriatric care management offers a holistic, client-centric approach focusing on issues related to aging and elder care.  

 

The older adult’s independence is encouraged, while safety and security concerns are also addressed.  The Aging Life Care Professional has extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in the community.  

An Aging Life Care Professional (Geriatric Care Manager) assists the older adult who:

  • Has multiple medical or psychological issues

  • Is unable to live safely in their current environment

  • Is not pleased with current care providers and requires advocacy

  • Is confused about their own financial and/or legal situation

  • Has limited or no family support

 

An Aging Life Care Professional (Geriatric Care Manager) assists the family caregiver who:

  • Has just become involved with helping the older adult and needs direction about available services

  • Is either “burned out” or confused about care solutions

  • Has limited time and/or expertise in dealing with the older adult’s chronic care needs and does not live close by

  • Is at odds regarding care decisions

  • Needs education and/or direction with behaviors associated with dementia

Heidi Brown Geriatric Care Management provides assistance to assure you receive services in an efficient, and cost effective process.  Care Management can include medical, psychosocial, functional, financial, and other services in response to the needs of an older adult or family care giver. Care Managers are professionally trained to manage a range of health, functional, emotional, psychological, legal, and financial issues related to aging.

Heidi Brown Geriatric Care Management can provide referrals for an in-home caregiver who will prepare meals, do light housekeeping, help with personal care and activities of daily living, and provide companionship.

WHAT IS CARE MANAGEMENT

vs an in-home caregiver