According the The New York Times article “ Why Hire a Geriatric Care Manger”, “A professional geriatric care manager has been educated in various fields of human services — social work, psychology, nursing, gerontology — and trained to assess, plan, coordinate, monitor and provide services for the elderly and their families. Advocacy for older adults is a primary function of the care manager.”
Not every family has the time or energy to plan, coordinate, and implement all the moving parts of caring for an aging loved one. Hiring a Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) allows you to go back to being a daughter or son, and enjoying all that comes with that. A Geriatric Care Manager takes the role of nurse, social worker, and general life manager off the plate of the loved one who has taken on this large task.