What is Geriatric Care Management?
Emerald Care’s Geriatric Care Management services take a holistic, client-centered approach to helping older adults and families experience aging in a safe, supportive, autonomous, and satisfying way. Care Management helps structure a seamless experience, improve quality of care, promote client safety and independence, and relieve anxiety for the client and family.
What does a Geriatric Care Manager do?
They take a series of steps to help solve problems of older adults facing health care challenges. They also help the older adults and their families implement and monitor these solutions. A Care Manager can also provide preventative services with the goal of helping families anticipate possible needs in the future so that everyone feels supported and better prepared. They forge a positive path forward for you and your loved ones.
What is a comprehensive geriatric assessment?
It is a multidisciplinary evaluation in which the multiple problems of older people are uncovered, described, and explained, the resources and strengths of the person are catalogued, need for services assessed, and a coordinated care plan developed to focus on solutions to the person’s problems.
How do I know if I need Geriatric Care Management Services?
Are you helping care for an older loved one and it’s not going as well as you hoped? This is not at all uncommon. Reasons for geriatric care management are varied, but are often due to:
Lack of time to give because of other responsibilities;
- Geographical distance between you and your loved one;
- Challenging family dynamics;
- Unfamiliarity or lack of understanding with complex medical or legal issues; and/or...
- You’re not really sure what to do, what needs to be done, or how to proceed forward?
Are you licensed in your profession?
Yes, see above. I’m also an Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association, formally known as the National Geriatric Care Manager Association.