Our geriatric care managers are caring professionals trained in the field of geriatrics who have the skills and knowledge to assist older people and their families with long-term care arrangements. They may have backgrounds as social workers, nurses, psychologists, lawyers, or therapists.

Our geriatric care managers can provide:
– A comprehensive assessment of your aging relative’s situation and the development and monitoring of a long-term care plan
– Help locating community resources
– Arrangements for healthcare services
– Ongoing supervision of your relative’s satisfaction with care and living situation
– Advocacy should obstacles to care arise
– Ongoing counseling, education and support for your relative’s age-related needs
– Help for families who live at a distance from their loved one, serving as their eyes, ears and hands

The need for a geriatric care manager may arise if an elderly person’s well-being is jeopardized by any of the following typical situations:
– Living alone with cognitive, physical or emotional impairment
– Dependent on an elderly or infirm caregiver
– Difficulty adjusting to loss of physical functioning
– Repeated hospital admissions within a short period
– Limited funds, no insurance
– Changes in appearance or behavior
– Unsupervised paid care with no family member to monitor the situation
– Situations of abuse, exploitation or neglect
– Having difficulty dealing with daily living and healthcare needs
– Lack of knowledge of and ability to access community resources
– Crisis