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.

TheraCare Clients Can Expect

  • Personalized Services and Attention with one dedicated certified care manager
  • Thorough client & home assessment
  • Professional Individualized Care Plan Creation and Implementation
  • Social wellbeing observation and assessment
  • Personalized Services and Attention with one dedicated certified care manager
  • Thorough client & home assessment
  • Professional Individualized Care Plan Creation and Implementation
  • Social wellbeing observation and assessment
  • Set up and Coordination of Care and Services
  • Medication Management
  • Coordination of doctor appointments and changes in care/conditions
  • Coordination of financial management (bill pay oversight, accounting referrals, planning referrals)
  • Coordination of legal documents (Referrals for Estate Plans, Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts)
  • Support and Coordination with End of Life care
  • Crisis Management
  • Family dynamic support and navigation
  • One trusted partner to ask questions to and bounce ideas off of
  • Objective third party oversight
  • Quality control

Geriatric Care Managers who work for TheraCare are certified by the National Association of Certified Care Managers and are members of the Aging Life Care Association.  Most of our GCM’s are also Certified Senior Advisors and have experience working in the senior care field. Our Geriatric Care Managers adhere to a strict code of professionalism and ethics.