Geriatric Care Management

I cannot begin to describe the number of times someone told me, “I wish I had known about you when…” I usually tell them now that they know, please tell everyone!

Geriatric Care Managers are the aging experts that support and guide the senior and his/her family through the transitions of aging or chronic needs. They can be the surrogate children, counselors, coaches and advocates that families need when handling the vast requirements for their aging loved ones.

A Professional Geriatric Care Manager (PGCM) is an advisor in health and human services, such as a nurse, social worker, gerontologist, or other allied healthcare specialist with an expertise in aging and care issues.  A PGCM can assist families by providing a comprehensive assessment of functioning and needs, and then assist the family or older adult in coordinating the services and levels of care required to maintain an optimal level of independence.

Sometimes families only want the road map to get them to the next steps in caring for their loved ones, and sometimes they want on-going support and expertise to assist in making difficult life decisions. But the PGCM is available to continuing assisting the family and senior to achieve the best quality of life possible, for as long as they would like. There is no “discharge date,” when families are left on their own to figure it out from there. The PGCM can help them along their journey.

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3 replies
  1. Buddy Back Home
    Buddy Back Home says:

    Buddy Back Home is providing Elder Care Services in Kolkata for last 3 years. This is true that many people still do not have any idea about Geriatric Care Managers or about geriatric care services. Many a time the next generation moves to different place and are unable to take care of their parents, those parents needs these kind of services very much. Even if living together, many do not have the time to take care of their aged family members. Geriatric care managers can take care of your loved ones in your absence.

  2. Elina Brooks
    Elina Brooks says:

    My grandma will be living with me starting this year, so I wanted to know what I should keep in mind to ensure she is comfortable at my place. I appreciate your suggestion when you told us to get a geriatric care manager to help since they’re experts when it comes to supporting and guiding seniors who are in the middle of transitioning to their aging and chronic needs. I’ll be sure to hire one once I find a geriatric care management company to get in touch with for more details soon.

    • Lisa Kaufman
      Lisa Kaufman says:

      Hi Elina,
      How wonderful for you to provide care for your grandma! Without knowing about her individually, I cannot tell you what she will need to be comfortable. It would be best to speak with an Aging Life Care Manager (Geriatric care manager) in your area who can assess her specific needs.

      Best of luck to you both!


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